Holiday Hints

With the holiday season upon us, there are sure to be unexpected guests arriving and last minute desserts to whip up!  We have the best hints to help get through the season from viewers like you.

Want to make your candles last longer? Try putting your cheaper candles in water just deep enough to cover them, add 2 teaspoons of salt and soak. This is cuts down on the amount of dripping and saves money because you don’t have to toss out all of the cheapies you already have on hand.

To keep butter from sliding around on the butter dish, heat the dish with hot tap water, dry off and then put the butter stick on the dish and then into the refrigerator. It will melt just a little of the butter which will freeze when put in the fridge. Doesn't slide around when you are getting butter

Slice apples and put them in a freezer bag with cinnamon and brown sugar. Freeze and keep ready so you can use them to make pies and apple crisps. A great quick and easy dessert for surprise guests.

What to do with all of that leftover Halloween Candy? Just crush up the leftovers and stir them into your favorite slightly softened ice cream. This is also good for kids parties to crunch up different ones and let them decorate their cup cake tops or sundaes.

Just crush up the leftovers and stir them into your favorite slightly softened ice cream. This is also good for kids parties to crunch up different ones and let them decorate their cup cake tops or sundaes.

When candles lose their new look and become dull, spray them with glass cleaner and wipe well. They will look as good as new.

If you want to make your table setting fun and festive without spending a lot of money, cookie cutters can do double-duty as unique napkin holders for special dinners. You can also spray paint them to match your decor.

Professionally decorated cakes have a silky, molten look. To get this appearance, frost your cake as usual, then use a hair dryer to the surface. The slight melting of the frosting will give it that professional appearance.

With the holiday season in full swing you are bound to have tons of leftovers. If you always have trouble finding the end on a roll of plastic wrap, then I have a tip for you. Place the roll in the freezer for 30 minutes and it will unroll easily.

Try putting your cheaper candles in water just deep enough to cover them, add 2 teaspoons of salt and soak. This is cuts down on the amount of dripping and saves money because you don’t have to toss out all of the cheapies you already have on hand.Just crush up the leftovers and stir them into your favorite slightly softened ice cream. This is also good for kids parties to crunch up different ones and let them decorate their cup cake tops or sundaes.

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