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Why Didn't I Think of That
published by The Wimmer Companies, Inc
ISBN 1-882232-15-1

: If you accidentally scorch the inside of your favorite : saucepan, just fill the pan halfway with water and add : ¼ cup of baking soda. Boil until the burned particles : loosen and float to the top.

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: Bacon won't curl if you dip it into cold water before : frying.

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: After your French fries are done, shake them in a large : paper bag to absorb the excess grease.

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: To prevent spattering when pan frying meats, first sprinkle : in a little salt.

: For never fail meringue, add a teaspoon of corn starch to : the sugar before beating it into the egg whites.

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: Add a pinch of salt or cream of tartar while beating the egg : whites to produce a spectacular meringue.

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: Once your meringue is baked, cut it cleanly, using a knife : coated with butter.

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: Avocados will ripen in a hurry when left in a warm oven : overnight. Or seal them in a brown paper bag to soften.

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: Fresh fish freeze well in a milk carton filled with water.

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: If your homemade mayonnaise has separated, gradually beat in : an egg yolk until it is well blended again.

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: Cookie bottoms won't come out burned if you put the baking : sheets in the upper third of the oven.

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: Cheese won't harden if you butter the exposed edges before : storing.

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: If your cheese has dried out, try soaking it in buttermilk : to restore the moisture.

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Submitted By DIANE LAZARUS On 12-05-94

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