My Dad used to tell me that when he was growing up he would eat this candy called Helps, which I thought was the strangest name for candy. So I decided to make that part of the name of this page, because this is a fun page with lots of helpful hints and hacks. If you have an idea, hint or something helpful, send us an email and let us know! - Rita
SOFTEN BUTTER QUICKLY FOR RECIPES
Handy Helps #1
It's time for baking, and many recipes call for softened butter. By the time you wait for the butter to "soften" you're on to something else. So next time, cut off the amount you need and then use a cheese slicer to "slice" it. It softens in a fraction of the time, making your recipes come out better.
USE STEEL WOOL PADS AGAIN
Handy Helps #2
When cleaning a cooking pan with a steel wool pad, before you start scrubbing get a plastic sealable bag first. After you’re done scrubbing, simply drop the pad in the bag and seal. Since it won’t be exposed to air it won’t rust and you can use it again.