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Handy Kindling

11 Sep

kindling

Doritos or nachos are great for kindling, if you can’t find any.

Cook a fresh corn easily with a microwave

24 Jul

microwave-freshcorn

You can easily cook a fresh corn with a microwave, the following way:

  1. Microwave the corn for about 4 minutes
  2. Cut the down side
  3. Squeeze from the other side
  4. Here you have the corn, without hair and ready to eat! Enjoy;)

Chop Onions Without Tears

12 Jun

cutting-onion

When you cut into an onion, you’re actually breaking open microscopic cells filled with enzymes that turn into volatile gasses when they escape. This causes a chemical reaction and creates a lachrymatory agent, similar to the chemicals used in tear gas. When the fumes reach the almond-shaped glands in the corner of your eyes, your eyes begin to produce tears in an attempt to dilute and flush the chemical from your eyes.

The following tips can prevent from crying when chopping onions:

  • Freeze the onions: it minimizes the amount of gas released into the air when chopping.
  • Breathe only through your mouth (you can help it chewing gum).
  • Light a match before you peel or slice the onion: the sulfur disables the compounds in onions that irritate your eyes.
  • Wear kitchen (or swimming) goggles to protect your eyes.
  • Cut the root last: it has a higher concentration of enzymes.
  • Cut onions in cold water: the water will prevent the enzymes to flow into the air.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the onion: you’ll release less of the enzymes into the air.

Ice cold your beverage in 15 minutes

1 May

beverage-freezer

Wrap a wet paper towel around your beverage and put it in the freezer. In about 15 minutes it will be almost completely ice cold.

Watermelon Slice Jello Shots

17 Apr

sandi-jelly

Ingredients:

  • 2 (3 oz) packages of flavored gelatin (any red/pink flavor works)
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin(e)
  • 2 cups of water, boiling
  • 1 mini watermelon
  • red food coloring (Only if you’re using a pink Jello, like watermelon or strawberry! Reds like cherry or black cherry should be fine without it or you can just leave it pink if you don’t care!)

Directions:

  1. Start heating just over 2 cups of water, either on the stove or in the microwave, until just at boiling temperature (HOT! =P)
  2. Slice watermelon in half, lengthwise.
  3. Scoop out the insides into a bowl. Get as close the rind as possible without making holes.
  4. Pour 1 packet of the Jello powder & 1 packet of the unflavored gelatin into one bowl and the other two packets into another bowl.
  5. Pour 1 cup of boiling water into each of the bowls.
  6. Stir them until the gelatin is all dissolved.
  7. Place the watermelon rinds into bowls padded with paper towels or towels.
  8. Pour the mixture into the hollowed watermelon half and chill overnight.
  9. Cut off the ends of the melons & slice down the middle, lengthwise. Slice into wedges serve.

Dunk your Oreos the easy way

20 Feb

Dunk oreo

Just stab the Oreo with a fork before you dunk it 😉

How to Make a Heart Shaped Egg – Valentines Day

14 Feb

Make your own crispy taco shells

26 Dec

taco

You can use your tortillas to make taco shells. Therefore wrap in a barely damp cloth or paper towel and microwave on High until steamed, about 30 seconds. Lay the tortillas on a clean work surface and coat both sides with cooking spray. Then carefully drape each tortilla over two bars of the oven rack. Bake at 375°F until crispy, 7 to 10 minutes.

 

 

Chips bag stand tip

21 Nov

chipstrick

Tired of reaching into the bag and getting Doritos cheese all over your arm? Roll up the bottom of the bag to bring the chips closer to the top and create a perfect snack bowl.

Ripen fruit

7 Nov

Place unripened bananas, avocados, limes, tomatoes -or anything else that needs to be ripened- with an apple in a paper bag for a couple of days.

It is chemically proven that apples produce a chemical from their skin that ripens anything in its path! A dark place just decomposes it.