Lid Just Wont Unscew – Solution

57c47e23a43897835a75ffbc38518766We used one of those thick rubber bands that bind broccoli together to place around the lid of this jar – and any jar that gives us a problem unscrewing. It gives your hands something to help get a good grip and allow you to open it.

Clothes Slipping Off Hanger – Solution!

559b573bdf96ed4abc9affc69862a559We can hang our clothe up all nice and neat and get that great feeling like we have accomplished a miracle – sort. Then when we come back to our closet and search for just the right thing – we find clothes are falling off the hanger. So much for all of the hard work and accomplishments right? Rubber band to the rescue – place one at the ends of both sides of clothes hanger and this problem is not longer.

Icing On The Cake – Different Styles

icing a cake treatment treatments finishes finish1st: ice the cake and make random 1/2 swirls  with a tip of a spoon and rotate them as you go

2nd: ice the cake and use a fork and run the tips of prongs into icing to make squiggle/straight lines (squiggle is more forgiving)

3rd: ice cake and use tip of spoon and  dig little trenches going around the edge and random on top

4th: ice cake and use a butter knife tip and drag it from bottom to top around edge and from edge into the center on top

Now you never have to worry about making the icing all nice and smooth (which will give you a quick headache). Use these designs with butter cream or any soft icings like cool whip icing. I hope you enjoy!

Frozen Turkey??? Here’s A Fix!

Did you forget to unthaw your turkey?

No problem!

It’s perfectly safe to cook a frozen turkey. Here’s how- Remember it takes about 50% longer to cook a frozen vs. a thawed turkey so make sure you don’t buy one over 18 lbs. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Unwrap the turkey and bake in the oven for one hour.  Remove the turkey and brush with olive oil and season with poultry seasoning.  Place turkey back in the oven for two more hours.  Then remove turkey again and pull out bag of giblets. The bag should be soft at this point and no longer frozen.  This is the hardest part but you have to do it because you don’t want the bag to melt or you won’t be able to eat the turkey.   After you remove the plastic bag of giblets continue roasting the turkey until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.  A 12 lb frozen turkey usually takes about 4 ½ – 5 hours to roast. Use an instant read thermometer not the pop up button to determine how done it is.

Your turkey is done and problem solved!

PS: As noted by a comment… this technique should also work with a chicken… and a ham!