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Your Housekeeping Guide Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ann Dickinson (Grandma)

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Never interrupt a conversation. Wait until the party talking has finished.

Never let your mother or your father bring you a chair or get one for themselves. Wait on them instead of being waited on.

Talk in a low, even voice. It denoted refinement.

Never retire without bidding the members of your family good night.

Add 1 tablespoon of flour and 1 tablespoon of sugar when frying potatoes.

Apples may be used in almost any salad recipe to give added crispness and crunchiness.

When frying eggs, dust a little flour in your skillet, this will prevent the fat from popping out on your floor or stove.

Rice, if washed in hot water instead of cold, is much more quickly cleansed and freed from all dirt and starch.

Directions:
Directions:
Add a teaspoon of sugar to each quart of water when boiling corn-on-the-cob. This improves the flavor.

Chewing gum while peeling onions helps to prevent tears.

In the soft ball test the candy will roll into a soft ball which quickly loses its shape when removed from the water.

If the fudge hardens too fast and you can't spread it onto the platter put it back onto low heat and add a small amount of milk until it's spreadable again. If it is too soft, add powdered sugar.

Make homemade candies from one to two weeks ahead. Store in tin lined with wax paper. Fudge, caramels and fondants, improve when stored in this manner.

Keep a bottle of transparent nail polish in the sewing box. When you get a new garment, touch the center of each button with nail polish. This seals the threads so they won't unravel. It's a life saver for men's shirts especially.

A mail makes a handy stopper for a tube of adhesive when the cap is lost.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These tips are from a book called Your Household Guide, 1951. Enjoy

 

 

 

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