Quickly Soften Butter With a Warm Glass

soften butter with warm glass

There’s nothing worse than needing room temperature butter for a recipe and not having it available. Thankfully there’s a hack to quickly soften butter to room temperature. Place warm water into a glass and let it sit for a moment. Place the butter on a plate. Empty the glass of water and place upside down over the butter. After a minute or so you will have softened butter.

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Slice Multiple Tomatoes at a Time Using a Plastic Lid

slice tomatoes with a lid

Slicing grape tomatoes can take a lot of time and can be dangerous. To speed up the process and protect your fingers place a plastic lid on top of a bunch of grape tomatoes and slice using a serrated knife.

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Use a Wet Paper Towel When Slicing Onions

wet paper towel when slicing onion

The acid in onions is thought to be drawn to water sources. To prevent the acid from causing your eyes to water, try placeing a damp paper towel next to your cutting board as you slice onions. The thought is the acid in the onion will be drawn to the water in the paper towel instead of your eyes.

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Revive Wilted Broccoli in a Cup of Water

revive wilted broccoli in water

Bring a wilted head of broccoli back to life. Slice off a portion of the stem and place the crown and remaining stem in a cup of water. Store it in the fridge overnight and in the morning the broccoli will look revitalized.

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Mist Wrinkled Linen When Ironing

mist wrinkled linen

Wrinkles in linen are inevitable. To ensure you get those wrinkles out when ironing use the spray or mist feature on your iron. If you don’t have that feature on your iron use a spray bottle and mist the fabric before ironing. The water will expand the fibers and steam out the wrinkles when ironing.

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Freeze Jeans in a Ziplock Bag to Remove Odors

freeze smelly jeans

There are some odors that are simply stubborn and won’t go away even after a good wash. Place those smelly jeans in a plastic freezer bag and freeze overnight. Remove and enjoy a fresher smelling pair of jeans.

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