Martha's way #1: Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent
ice cream drips.
The Real Women's Way #1: Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for
Pete's sake, you are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it anyway.
Martha's way #2: To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the
The Real Women's Way #2: Buy Hungry Jack mashed potato mix and keep it in the pantry
for up to a year.
Martha's way #3: When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the
dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.
The Real Women's Way #3: Go to the bakery. They'll even decorate it for you.
Martha's way #4: If you accidentally pour salt over a dish while it's still cooking,
drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant "fix me
The Real Women's Way #4: If you over salt a dish while you are cooking, that's too damn
bad. Please recite with me: The Real Women's motto: I made it and you will eat it and I
don't care how bad it tastes.
Martha's way #5: Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting it in the refrigerator and
it will keep for weeks.
The Real Women's Way #5: Celery? Never heard of the stuff.
Martha's way #6: Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a
beautiful glossy finish.
The Real Women's Way #6: The Mrs. Smith frozen pie directions do not include brushing
egg whites over the crust and so I don't do it.
Martha's way #7: Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your
forehead. The throbbing will go away.
The Real Women's Way #7: Martha, dear, the only reason this works is because you can't
rub a lime on your forehead without getting lime juice in your eye, and then the problem
isn't the headache anymore, it is because you are now BLIND!
Martha's way #8: If you have a problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing
gloves. They give a non slip grip that makes opening jars easy.
The Real Women's Way #8: Go ask the very cute neighbor to do it.
And finally the most important tip ......
Martha's way #9: Don't throw out all that leftover wine. Freeze into ice cubes for
future use in casseroles and sauces.
The Real Women's Way #9: Leftover wine?