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    Wow those are some awesome tips. Thanks for sharing!!
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    awesome thanks for sharing.

    Some of those my home ec teacher taught us.

    We are so having mini taco salads this week. with the muffin pan trick.
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    trying to figure out how using a muffin tin for condiments cuts down on dish washing.

    Method A - put bottles of condiments on table, when through, put back in fridge.

    Method B - fill up muffin tin with condiments, when through WASH OUT muffin tin.

    Something is not right here.

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    Awesome ideas!

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    Josantro-put muffin/cupcake papers in first. WASH NOTHING woot.

    The only one i knew was pistachios taught to me by DH.

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    You can also use that wooden spoon trick in the microwave to keep things from boiling over.
    I do that when I cook oatmeal in the microwave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalwarrior2 View Post
    Josantro-put muffin/cupcake papers in first. WASH NOTHING woot.

    The only one i knew was pistachios taught to me by DH.
    You mean people are using spoons etc to transfer condiments from the muffin tin, and NOTHING is going to drip on it?? not in my house, lol!!

    And what do you do with the dribs and drabs that are left? Throw them out (NOT frugal) or put them back in the jars (more work).

    I always look at "tips" with a jaundiced eye, some of them are more work than the original way, and many are coasting by strictly on the "Gee Whiz" factor.

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    Some I knew...some I didn't. I DO like the wooden spoon over the pot one. I knew you could stick a metal spoon in the pot of boiling water to lower the build up. I do think that one would be useful as I am constantly cleaning up boil over on the stove.
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    love the wooden spoon idea,
    have used it for many years actually- since we were on a trip (mom and I) and her car vapor locked so the nice mechanic said to walk to the walmart down the way- about 500 ft and buy some clothes pins... he put 6 or 8 on the line (not sure what line it was as it was over 30 yrs ago) but he said this will draw the heat away.... oh the looks and 'why do you have clothespins under the hood'... so wood draws away heat neat trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josantoro View Post
    trying to figure out how using a muffin tin for condiments cuts down on dish washing.

    Method A - put bottles of condiments on table, when through, put back in fridge.

    Method B - fill up muffin tin with condiments, when through WASH OUT muffin tin.

    Something is not right here.
    Good points. I think it is meant to address those who use condiment dishes instead of the bottles. If you use a separate bowl for each condiment, dish washing would definitely be cut down by consolidating to one serving container.
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    I like the muffin tin for condiments and toppings idea too. Six separate dishes would take up more space on the table vs one compact and easy to carry unit.

    And I never realized how flammable Dorito's truly were

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    Yup the doritos caught my attention also. Fun to look through the different ideas. The taco idea sounds fun, especially for an ice cream bowl!

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    J-chill.lol Don't you have dogs to wash your dishes.lol
    When we have extra Au ju from french dips I dunk stale bread in them for the dogs. Woo hoo. Nothing wasted w/ a great dane and sheperd.

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