Take your bananas apart when  you get home from the store.
If you leave them connected at  the stem, they ripen faster.

Store your open ed chunks of  cheese in aluminum foil.
It will stay fresh much  longer and not mold!

Peppers with 3 bumps on the  bottom are sweeter and better for eating.
Peppers with 4  bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for  cooking.
Add a teaspoon of water when frying  ground beef.

It will help pull the grease  away from the meat while cooking.
Add garlic immediately to a  recipe if you want a light taste
of garlic and at the end of  the recipe if your want a stronger taste of  garlic.

Reheat  Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a  nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to  med-low heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No  soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it  really works.

Easy  Deviled Eggs

Put cooked egg yolks in a zip  lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add  remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up  mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze  mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy  clean up.

Reheating  refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or  muffins that were refrigerated, place them in
a  microwave with a cup of water… The increased moisture  will keep the food
moist and help it reheat  faster.

Newspaper weeds  away
Start putting in your plants,  work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers,
put  layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover  with mulch and for-
get about weeds. Weeds will get  through some gardening plastic they will not
get  through wet newspapers.

Broken  Glass

Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip  to pick up the small shards of glass you can’t see  easily.
No More  Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your  pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.
Squirrel  Away!
To keep squirrels from eating  your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper.  The cayenne pepper doesn’t hurt the plant and the  squirrels won’t come near  it.

Flexible  vacuum
To get something out of a heat  register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel  roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum.
It can  be bent or flattened to get in narrow  openings.

Reducing Static  Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the  seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt  or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when  wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks  and .
ta da! … static is gone.

Measuring  Cups
Before you pour sticky substances  into a measuring cup, fill with hot water.
Dump out  the hot water, but don’t dry cup. Next, add your  ingredient, such
as peanut butter, and watch how  easily it comes right out.

Foggy  Windshield?

Hate foggy windshields? Buy a  chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your  car When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works  better than a cloth!
Reopening  envelopes
If you seal an envelope and  then realize you forgot to include something inside,just  place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or  two. Viola! It unseals easily.

Use your hair conditioner to  shave your legs. It’s cheaper than shaving cream and  leaves your legs really smooth. It’s also a great way to  use up the conditioner you bought but didn’t like when  you tried it in your hair.
Goodbye Fruit  Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit  flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2′ with Apple Cider  Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well.  You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone  forever!

Get Rid of  Ants

Put small piles of cornmeal  where you see ants. They eat it, take it ‘home,’ can’t  digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so,  especially if it rains, but it works and you don’t have the worry  about pets or small children being harmed!

The heating unit went out on  my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the  house for us told us that he wanted to show us something  and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint  filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the  filter after every load clothes.) He told us that he  wanted to show us something; he took the filter over to the  sink and ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made  of a mesh material .. I’m sure you know what your  dryer’s lint filter looks like. Well … the hot water just  sat on top of the mesh! It didn’t go through it at all!  He told us that dryer sheets cause a film  over that mesh that’s what burns out the heating  unit. You  can’t SEE the film, but it’s there. It’s  what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft  and static free . that nice fragrance too. You know how  they can feel waxy when you take them out of  the box … well this stuff builds up on your  clothes and on your lint screen. This  is also what causes dryer units to potentially burn  your house  down with it! He said the best way to keep your dryer  working for a very long time (and to keep your  electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash  it with hot soapy water and an old  toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six  months. He  said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as  long! How about that!?! Learn something new everyday!  I certainly didn’t know dryer sheets would do  that. So,  I thought I’d share!
Note: I went to my dryer  and tested my screen by running water on it. The water  ran through a little bit but  mostly collected all the water in the mesh screen. I  washed it with warm soapy water and a  nylon brush and I had it done in 30 seconds.. Then when I  rinsed it .. the water ran right thru the screen! There  wasn’t any puddling at all! That repairman knew what he  was talking about!