Mr. Food: Useful Foods

Food and comfort go hand in hand. I mean, how often do we turn to a steaming bowl of chicken soup when we're sick to make us feel better? Well, food can help us out of some other jams too!

If the aromas of cooking fish or any other strong aromas linger longer than our mealtime, simply boil some orange peels in a pot of water on the stove or bake them at 350 degrees in the oven on a baking sheet for about 15 minutes. Either way, our kitchen will smell citrusy fresh!

And in your gardens, if you want to feed your soil so your plants and flowers will bloom, don't throw out those used coffee grinds. Mix some into the soil and they'll do the trick for you! Another hint: When you bring your fresh-cut flowers inside, make a mixture from 1 quart water and 2 tablespoons each of white vinegar and sugar. Put the flowers in that and they'll keep longer!

When it comes to keeping ice cream from dripping all over you, tuck a mini marshmallow inside the bottom of a sugar cone before filling it, and things will be a lot less messy! And for those warm-weather days where our hands swell up and we can't remove our rings, a bit of cooking oil might just loosen things up, hmm? Also nice about these tips is that they're inexpensive and usually right at our fingertips, proving that when it comes to food, there's more than one way to enjoy some of our "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!®"