Easy and Cheap Lighted Gift Boxes

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Salvage Old Wine via Ice Cubes

wine ice cubes

Salvage that opened bottle of red or white wine. Pour the wine into ice cube trays and freeze to use the next time a recipe calls for wine. As an added layer of storage protection, lay a piece of plastic wrap on top or store in freezer bags.

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Herb Ice Cubes

herb ice cubes

Fresh herbs don’t last long in the refrigerator. Instead of tossing them in the trash can freeze them instead. Grab an empty ice cube tray and fill each section 3/4s of the way full with chopped herbs. Add olive oil until it nearly reaches the top. When the time comes just toss a few herb cubes into your saucepan for quick and easy seasoning.

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Make Pancakes Like a Pro With a Blender

pancake batter in a blender

Making pancakes doesn’t have to turn your kitchen into a big pile of dirty mixing bowls and spoons. Try using a blender to simplify the process. Place all of your pancake batter ingredients into the blender starting with wet ingredients first. Gently blend your ingredients on a low to medium-low setting until all ingredients are integrated. Now you have perfectly blended pancake batter that is easy and ready to pour.

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Revive Wilted Strawberries or Lettuce in a Bath of Ice Water

revive wilted strawberries in ice water

Throwing away produce can get frustrating and costly. Revive wilted strawberries or lettuce by placing them in a bath of ice water for 20 minutes. Be sure to rotate the berries or leaves of lettuce halfway through.

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Store Berries in a Single Layer

store berries single layer

Berries have a tendency to mold and get mushy quickly. To keep this from happening so quickly remove them from the plastic packaging and spread them out on a baking sheet. Be sure to keep the berries in a single layer. This prevents the juices from one berry leaking over another, preventing them from decaying as fast.

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