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Removing Corn Silk

I use a crumpled paper towel to gently brush the silk from corn. This works better for me than a vegetable brush…and the towel isn’t abrasive to the kernels. —Hilda Newcomer,…

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Removing Egg Yolk from Whites

If you get some egg yolk in egg whites to be beaten, just touch the yolk with a piece of bread. The yolk will adhere to the bread. —Rose D., Buellton, California

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Removing Onion Odors

When you’ve finished chopping onions, sprinkle your hands with table salt, rub them together for a few moments, then wash them. Presto—no more smelly hands! —Connie S., Amherst, Ohio

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Reuben Sandwich

Before adding sauerkraut to a Reuben sandwich, I use my potato ricer to squeeze out the excess juice. Then I don’t have to worry about soggy sandwiches. —Mary Ann Youso, Foley, Minnesota

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Reusing Cereal Bags

Save the plastic liner bags from empty cereal boxes. Next time you need to pound steak, chicken breasts, nuts or crackers, pop them inside for no mess. —Mary L., Billings, Montana

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Salad Bar Servings

I usually cook for two people. When I reduce a recipe that makes four or six servings, I usually need half of an onion or pepper, or just one rib of celery. The rest goes to waste. I solved this…

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Salad for Lunch

I work full-time and often bring a salad for lunch. Before I put my salad fixings into a plastic bowl, I pour dressing in the bottom of the bowl. (I use a little oil and balsamic vinegar.) Then I…

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Salad Shooter Veggies

I use my Salad Shooter a lot. I place a large resealable plastic bag over the spout of the appliance to catch whatever I'm shredding or slicing without making a mess. Then I just zip it closed for…

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Saucy Wings

Cleanup is a snap when you follow this handy tip. Line a baking pan with foil and grease it before baking saucy chicken pieces. After you have eaten the chicken and the pan has cooled, carefully…

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Sauteed Onions

If a recipe calls for sauteed onions, I make extra and store in a covered container in the refrigerator. During the next few days, if I’m making rolls or bread, I sprinkle some of the onions…

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