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Ten Tips for Tuesday: Baking Soda

Ten Uses for Baking Soda

1. Make your own baking powder. Combine the following:

  • 1 t baking soda
  • 2 t cream of tartar
  • 1 t corn starch
  • Mix well

2. Smother a fire. Whether it be a grease fire, flambe’ gone wrong, something fell in the burner, or whatever else may flame you, baking soda is your friend when trying to put flames out on the fly. Of course, if the fire is out of control or spreading quickly, GET OUT!!! But if your instincts say you’ve got time to smother your flames grab the baking soda. It will prevent oxygen from reaching the flames and will put it out almost immediately. Keep several boxes in the kitchen, bathroom, and wherever a fire could spark.

3. Turn that $2 bag of litter into a $10 bag of litter for a $1. Expensive litter that’s extra absorbent of both liquids and odors can easily cost an arm and a leg. Go ahead and save yourself and your wallet the heartache and grab that cheap bag of litter. Before you leave the store head to the baking aisle and grab a box of baking soda. Put a thin layer of baking soda on the bottom before you add the litter and it will work just as hard as the teeny tiny box of $10 litter. You can also stretch your buck even further by freshening your litter up for an extra day or two by adding a sprinkle to the top of your box. Read the rest of this entry »

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