I like items that have a dual purpose.
Apples are the best when used in a pie, but they are also a great tool for softening up hardened brown sugar.
What about aspirin? A little bit gets rid of aches and pains…and helps cut flowers last longer.
Dishwashing soap cleans my dishes, but even better, it keeps the aphids off my tomato plants. Take that you little suckers! Oh, and fabric softener sheets that stop static cling are also effective at repelling mosquitoes.
Ever run out of shaving cream? Try butter. Yep. It’s awesome.
Then, of course, there’s baking soda. The multitasker of all items known to man – freshen up a sponge, remove coffee stains from china, get rid of grease stains on stovetops, deodorize your garbage can, remove musty odors from books, treat minor burns – the list goes on and on. I swear you could probably build a rocket ship with it. No doubt it is MacGyver’s best friend.
But wait, there’s more! Let’s just add wonton wrappers to my list. Sure, they hold potsticker and eggroll filling. But apparently these little squares also make a wonderful canvas for sugar, nuts, and fruit.
I absolutely love these. I love them so much that I will make certain I always have a batch on hand, occupying permanent shelf space in my pantry. And that’s saying a lot, considering the small area and highly coveted real estate for snack items.
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