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  • The graveyards are full of women whose houses were so spotless you could eat off the floor. Remember the second wife always has a maid.

    • Heloise,
    • in The Saturday Evening Post ()
  • Ever tried putting a caramel candy in a cup of hot tea? It's excellent! Not only does it give a little different taste to the tea, but it takes the place of the sugar and cream which you ordinarily add.

  • Tea seems to tenderize cheap cuts of beef. After cooking chuck, boiling beef and brisket (I even mixed rib eye, which is ever so cheap, and it's great) I have decided that the tannic acid in the tea is what tenderizes beef!

  • Frozen peas can be shelled very fast with a wringer-type washer. Put a pan on one side of the wringer to catch the peas and the pods go on through. You will think peas will go through the wringer and be mashed the moment the pod hits the wringer, but they will pop out before they go through. A very fast job can be done this way.

Heloise, U.S. household hints maven, columnist, writer

(1919 - 1977)

Real name: Heloise Bowles Cruse.