Tuesday, December 15, 2015


 The year was quite busy and interesting because I started baking for the Banting Marktes.
I have learned so much.
About marktes, Banting, seeds and Nuts
As well as just eating more healty.

I do not bake for the Banting Markets anymore, but it was an experience for which I would be eternarly thankfull to my frien.

I do hope to give all my attention toe ePosVriende again ins 2016.

Until then we wish you a Blessed Chrismas and Happy New year.

Enjoy the Christ Feast and stay safe.



Die jaar was bedrywig en interresant met die dat ek saam met n vriendin vir die Banting Markte begin bak het.
Ek het ongelooflik baie geleer.
Van markte, Banting, Sade en Neute.
En om nog n bietjie meer gesonder te kan eet.

Die Bakery vir Banting markte doen ek nie meer nie, maar dit was n ondervinding waarvoor ek my vriendin ewig dankbaar sal wees.

Ek hoop om in 2016 weer voltyds op ePosVriende te kan konsentreer.

Ons wens u 'n Gese├źnde Kersfees en Voorspoedige nuwe jaar toe.
Ek sal eers weer in die jaar Resepte plaas.

Geniet die ChristusFees en bly veilig.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

1000 ISLAND Slaaisous.docx

1000 ISLAND Slaaisous

⅔ cup mayonnaise

1 small onion, finely diced

⅛ cup tomato sauce

1 tbls sweet chili sauce

1 tbls vinegar

1 tsp paprika

1-3 tbls milk (optional see recipe below)


Combine all in a  jar and shake well to combine. If dressing is too thick, (optional) add some milk one tablespoon at a time to thin it to your desired consistency.


Monday, November 30, 2015

How To Decorate Cookies with Icing

How To Decorate Cookies with Icing: The Easiest, Simplest Method

How to Decorate Cookies with Icing

What You Need

1 batch sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, or other cut-out cookies for icing

For the border icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or other flavoring extract
2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons milk or water
Food coloring, optional

For the flood icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or other flavoring extract
2 1/2 – 3 tablespoons milk or water
Food coloring, optional

Small mixing bowls
Mixing utensils
Squeeze bottles – 1 for the border icing and 1 for each color of flood icing
Small funnel
Parchment paper


  1. Clear some counterspace: Iced cookies need at least 24 hours to dry, so clear a good amount of counterspace or tablespace where you can ice the cookies and leave them undisturbed. Cover the counter with parchment paper.
  2. Arrange cookies for icing: Allow fresh-baked cookies to cool completely, then arrange all your cookies over the parchment paper. You might find it helpful to leave a small workspace clear in front of you where you can move each cookie as you’re working on it.
  3. Prepare the border icing: Mix together the powdered sugar, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of milk or water for the border icing using a spoon or a fork. It should be quite thick, and if you drizzle a little from your spoon, the ribbon should hold for a few second before melting back into the icing. This border icing should be just thick enough to pour easily. If desired, add food coloring to this border icing now.
  4. Transfer the border icing to a squeeze bottle: Insert the funnel in the mouth of one of the squeeze bottles. Spoon some of the border icing into the funnel and let it drip into the bottle. Since this icing is so thick, it can be difficult to get it to drop into the bottle — you can squeeze the bottle to suction the icing and start it flowing. If it still won’t start flowing, add more milk or water one teaspoon at a time until just barely thin enough to pour (be careful of adding too much or else the border icing will pool instead of maintaining a border). Once flowing, it can still take a few minutes for all the icing to funnel into the bottle. Prepare your flood icing while you wait.
  5. Prepare flood icing: Mix together the powdered sugar, vanilla and 2 1/2 tablespoons of milk or water for the flood icing using a fork or a spoon. This icing should still be fairly thick, but it should drizzle easily and a bit of drizzled icing should sink immediately back into the icing. If desired add food coloring to the flood icing now.
  6. Transfer the flood icing to a squeeze bottle: Clean your funnel and insert it into a clean squeeze bottle. Pour the border icing into the bottle; this icing should be thin enough to funnel easily into the bottle. If necessary, add milk or water 1 tablespoon at a time until a thin, pourable consistency is reached.
  7. Prepare as many batches of flood icing as needed to decorate your cookies.
  8. Draw the borders around the cookies with border icing: Begin with the border icing and trace the outline of each cookie with icing. Hold the bottle vertical with the tip of the bottle slightly above the cookie. Squeeze gently and with consistent pressure so the border is the same width all the way around. Think of this border icing like drawing lines with a pen. If desired, you can draw inside the cookie — thicker lines are better than thin lines for separating areas of flooded icing.
  9. Allow border icing to dry slightly: The border icing doesn't need to be completely dry, but the next step (flooding the cookies with icing) works better if the borders are at least dry to the touch. If you draw the borders on all your cookies before moving onto flooding, the first cookies will be dry enough to start flooding once you finish drawing the borders.
  10. Flood the interior of the cookie with flood icing: Using a bottle of the flood icing, begin filling the interior of the cookie with icing. Use the nose of the bottle to push the icing into the corners and against edges. Think of this flood icing like using a paintbrush.
  11. Allow the cookies to dry: Leave the cookies undisturbed for at least 24 hours to fully dry. Depending on the thickness of your icing and the layers on the cookie, it may take longer. When the cookies are dry, the surface of the cookies will be completely smooth, dry, and resistant to nicks or smudges.
  12. Store the dried cookies: Once dry, you can stack the cookies between sheets of parchment paper in an airtight container at room temperature for several weeks.

Recipe Notes

  • The icing will keep for several days in the squeeze bottles. It’s best to store unused icing in the fridge and let it warm to room temperature before using.
  • Since the icing keeps well, you can spread your cookie decorating over the course of a day or several days. I often create a station in my kitchen and ice a few cookies at a time over a day or two.
  • To make marbleized icing, flood the entire cookie with icing, then drop dots or draw a squiggle line over the top with a contrasting color. Run a toothpick through the contrast icing to "marbleize

Source: thekitchn.com


Friday, November 13, 2015

Mojito popsicle

Mojito Popsicles

12 mint leaves
2 limes
***150ml rum (depending on how strong you want them)* 

***7-10 Tablespoons of simple syrup (to taste)
2 Cups club soda
In a glass, muddle mint leaves (if you don’t have a muddler, mash with the handle of a wooden spoon)

Juice the limes and add to mint. Pour into a bowl or pitcher and add rum and simple syrup to taste. Add club soda on top of everything and slowly stir to combine. Pour into popsicle moulds and freeze for several hours.


***I will make them without the alkohol

***Use the cordial available at liquor stores


*/*/ Use a sugar free Cordial for a Diabetic or Banting option


Found on Facebook “Fifi and Dave’s”

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Banana Macadamia Nut Cake.doc

Banana Macadamia Nut Cake

For the cake:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (I use Rodelle)
  • 2 large bananas
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup macadamia nut pieces

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (I use Rodelle)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Spray a 13x9 baking dish with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. For the cake, beat butter and sugar until creamy, about 3-5 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add in bananas, beating until smooth and mashed.
  3. Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Fold in macadamia nut pieces. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake for 23-25 minutes until toothpick poked in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  5. For the frosting, beat butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, and milk for about 4-5 minutes until fluffy. Spread over cooled cake and sprinkle with macadamia nut pieces. Serve and enjoy!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fatima's Chocolate Cake recipe

Fatima's Chocolate Cake recipe
4 extra large eggs ( room temperature)
1 cup of sugar/ or brown sugar
1&1/2 cups of sifted cake flour
3/4 cup of vegetable oil
1cup of warm water
1/2 a cup of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
With electric mixer , whisk eggs and sugar until light and creamy , about 3-4 minutes . Add the oil and vanilla essence , mix for few seconds , now put the cocoa powder in the warm water and stir until well combined and cocoa is completely dissolved in the warm water , pour the cocoa water and dry ingredients in the bowl now mix with a spatula or spoon till well combined . Do not overwork batter .
Pour batter in two buttered/ greased round baking pans and bake on 190 deg C in preheated oven for 25 minutes , check with toothpick or knife to see if it's done baking , it will come out clean when you insert into cake . .
Cool completely in pan , take out and put in fridge to get extra cold for half an hour before icing .
The most delicious chocolate butter cream frosting
300 grams of margarine or butter ( soft to the touch )
250 grams of icing sugar
100 grams of cocoa powder
2-3 tablespoon of vanilla essence
With electric mixer , beat butter in a bowl until light and creamy , about 3 minutes .
Now sift in all the dry ingredients ,
Add the vanilla essence .
Now whisk on low speed till all ingredients are well combined
Whisk for another 3-4 minutes .
Frosting done .
This is one of the very basic chocolate cake recipes I use to form the base of all the chocolate cakes I have posted .
The pictures of all the chocolate cakes are to give you some idea on how to decorate your cake .
Enjoy .
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Monday, September 14, 2015

31 Surprising Baking Soda Uses (Koeksoda)

<![if !vml]><![endif]>31 Surprising Baking Soda Uses

Baking soda can do a lot more than just sit in the back of the fridge. Try these easy tips and put baking soda to work in every room of your house!
<![if !supportLists]>1.     <![endif]>Skip produce washes—just put some baking soda on a damp sponge, scrub and rinse.
<![if !supportLists]>2.     <![endif]>Soak hair brushes and combs in a mixture of 1 teaspoon baking soda and a small amount of warm water. Rinse and dry.
<![if !supportLists]>3.     <![endif]>Before you store your patio furniture for the season, scatter baking soda under chair cushions.
<![if !supportLists]>4.     <![endif]>Keep your grill clean all summer long by putting some baking soda on a damp brush, scrubbing the grate, then rinsing.
<![if !supportLists]>5.     <![endif]>Freshen rugs by sprinkling baking soda on carpet, wait at least 15 minutes (preferably let sit overnight), then vacuum up.
<![if !supportLists]>6.     <![endif]>Add 1 cup of baking soda to your next load of laundry (along with your regular liquid detergent) to get clothes cleaner and brighter.
<![if !supportLists]>7.     <![endif]>Remove baked-on residue by shaking a generous amount of baking soda on pots and pans. Then add hot water and dish detergent, let sit for 15 minutes and wash as usual.
<![if !supportLists]>8.     <![endif]>Deodorize a funky-smelling hamper. Sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of the hamper (or over dirty clothes) to keep items fresher until laundry day.
<![if !supportLists]>9.     <![endif]>To brighten a dull floor finish, dissolve ½ cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water. Mop and rinse for a shiny floor.
<![if !supportLists]>10.   <![endif]>Make your own bathroom scrub by mixing ¼ cup baking soda with 1 tablespoon liquid detergent. Add vinegar to give it a thick, creamy texture.
<![if !supportLists]>11.   <![endif]>To put out a grease fire, scatter baking soda over it by the handful to extinguish flames.
<![if !supportLists]>12.   <![endif]>Clean the dishwasher and coffeemaker by running an empty cycle with baking soda.
<![if !supportLists]>13.   <![endif]>Add ½ cup baking soda to your bath for an at-home spa treatment.
<![if !supportLists]>14.   <![endif]>To shine tarnished silver, combine three parts baking soda with one part water. Rub onto silver with a clean cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
<![if !supportLists]>15.   <![endif]>Sprinkle baking soda in the kitty box, then add litter on top to keep smells to a minimum. Or make a DIY litter, mixing a small box of baking soda with 3 inches of sandy clay.
<![if !supportLists]>16.   <![endif]>Use baking soda to brush your pets' teeth.
<![if !supportLists]>17.   <![endif]>For instant relief from bug bites, sunburn and poison ivy, mix baking soda with a little water and apply it directly to the sore.
<![if !supportLists]>18.   <![endif]>Pour in 1 cup baking soda followed by 1 cup hot vinegar to quickly unclog the kitchen drain.
<![if !supportLists]>19.   <![endif]>Fight dandruff by tabling the shampoo for a few weeks and massaging your wet scalp with a handful of baking soda instead.
<![if !supportLists]>20.   <![endif]>Gargle with baking soda, or use it as mouthwash.
<![if !supportLists]>21.   <![endif]>Soak toothbrushes in a mixture of ¼ cup baking soda and ¼ cup water; let brushes stand overnight for a thorough cleaning.
<![if !supportLists]>22.   <![endif]>Make a fluffier omelet by adding ½ teaspoon baking soda for every three eggs.
<![if !supportLists]>23.   <![endif]>Use a pinch in a gallon of freshly-brewed iced tea, to take out the bitterness and prevent cloudiness.
<![if !supportLists]>24.   <![endif]>Scatter baking soda on icy sidewalks―it's not as corrosive as salt.
<![if !supportLists]>25.   <![endif]>Discourage weeds by sprinkling baking soda into the cracks on your driveway and walkways.
<![if !supportLists]>26.   <![endif]>Surround Fido's food bowls with baking soda to keep pests away.
<![if !supportLists]>27.   <![endif]>Mix a little baking soda into your conditioner and lather on your hair to keep it healthy and resistant to split ends.
<![if !supportLists]>28.   <![endif]>Have heartburn? Create an antacid by mixing ½ teaspoon of baking soda with ½ cup of water.
<![if !supportLists]>29.   <![endif]>To clean a toilet, add ¼ cup baking soda to the bowl, swirl, then scrub.
<![if !supportLists]>30.   <![endif]>Exfoliate your skin with a paste of 3 parts baking soda to one part water. Apply gently with your fingertips in a circular motion, then rinse
<![if !supportLists]>31.   <![endif]>To deodorize a drain, pour about ½ cup baking soda down the drain, followed by ½ cup vinegar. After 15 minutes, pour in boiling water to clean residue. NOTE: Use this method only if your pipes are metal. And never mix with other cleaning solutions. Don't try this if you've recently used a commercial drain product.

45 Uses for Vinegar

45 Uses for Vinegar
Unleash the power of white vinegar―an all-purpose cleaner, brightener, herbicide and more. Just a bit of this multitasker, straight up or mixed with water, can replace many pricier products huddled under your sink. Try these tips to see how vinegar can make your life cheaper and easier.
1. Freshen up the fridge. Clean the shelves and walls with a solution of half water and half vinegar.
2. Brighten coffee cups and teacups. Gently scrub stains with equal parts vinegar and salt (or baking soda).
3. Eliminate odors. Swab plastic containers with a cloth dampened with vinegar.
4. Kill bathroom germs. Spray full-strength vinegar around the sink and tub. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
5. Save a garment. To remove light scorch marks on fabrics, rub gently with vinegar. Wipe with a clean cloth. This technique also works on antiperspirant stains.
6. Tidy up a toilet. Pour a cup or more of diluted white distilled vinegar into the bowl. Let sit several hours or overnight. Scrub well with a toilet brush and flush.
7. Lose the carpet stain. Make a paste of 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar and ¼ cup salt or baking soda. Rub into the stain and let dry. Vacuum the residue the next day. (Always test an out-of-sight part of the carpet first.)
8. Renew paint brushes. To remove old paint, place brushes in a pot with vinegar. Soak for an hour, then turn on the stove and bring the vinegar to a simmer. Drain and rinse clean.
9. Wipe off a dirty faucet. To get rid of lime buildup, make a paste of 1 teaspoon vinegar and 2 tablespoons salt. Apply to sink fixtures and rub with a cloth.
10. Stop static cling. Add ½ cup of white distilled vinegar to your wash cycle. The acid reduces static and keeps dryer lint from sticking to your clothes.
11. Make old socks look new. Get the stains out of old socks and sweaty gym clothes by soaking them in a vinegar solution. Add 1 cup of white distilled vinegar to a large pot of water, bring to a boil and drop in the stained clothes. Let them soak overnight, and in the morning stained clothes are fresh and bright.
12. Restore handbags and shoes. Wipe white distilled vinegar on scuffed leather bags and shoes. It will restore their shine and help hide the marks.
13. Banish weeds. Pour white distilled vinegar on the weeds growing in the cracks of your walkway and driveway. Saturate the plant so the vinegar reaches the roots.
14. Living droopy flowers. Don't throw out cut flowers once they start to wilt. Instead, add two tablespoons of white vinegar and one teaspoon of sugar to a quart of water. Pour the solution into your vase, and the flowers will perk up.
15. Put an end to itching. Dab a cotton ball soaked in white vinegar on mosquito bites and insect stings. It will stop them from itching and help disinfect the area so they heal faster.
16. Whiten your teeth. Brush your teeth once a week with white distilled vinegar. Dip your toothbrush into the vinegar and brush thoroughly. It will help prevent bad breath, too.
17. Make nail polish last longer. Before you apply your favorite polish, wipe your nails with a cotton ball soaked in white distilled vinegar. The clean surface will help your manicure last.
18. Keep car windows frost-free. Prevent windows from frosting over in a storm by coating them with a solution of three parts white distilled vinegar to one part water. The acidity hinders ice, so you won't have to wake up early to scrape off your car.
19. Let your dog shine. Spray your dog with one cup white distilled vinegar mixed with one quart water. The solution is a cheap alternative to expensive pet-care products, plus the vinegar will help repel pests like fleas and ticks.
20. Battle litter-box odor. Cat litter can leave behind an unwelcome smell. Eliminate it by pouring a half-inch of white distilled vinegar into the empty litter box. Let stand for 20 minutes, then rinse with cold water.
21. Kill bacteria in meat. Marinating in vinegar knocks out bacteria and tenderizes the meat. Create a marinade by adding ¼ cup balsamic vinegar for every 2 pounds of meat to your own blend of herbs and spices. Let the meat sit anywhere from 20 minutes to 24 hours, depending on how strong you want the flavor, then cook it in the morning without rinsing.
22. Prevent cracked eggs. Prevent eggs from cracking as they hard-boil by adding two tablespoons of white vinegar to the water. The eggs will stay intact, and the shells will peel off more easily when you're ready to eat them.
23. Steam away a microwave mess. Fill a small bowl with equal parts hot water and vinegar, and place it in the microwave on high for 5 minutes. As the steam fills the microwave, it loosens the mess, making clean up a breeze.
24. Repair DVDs. If you have a worn DVD that skips or freezes, wipe it down with white distilled vinegar applied to a soft cloth. Make sure the DVD is completely dry before reinserting it into the player.
25. Get those last drops. If you can't get that final bit of mayonnaise or salad dressing out of the jar, dribble in a few drops of vinegar. Put the cap on tightly and shake. The remaining condiments will slide out.
26. Rinse fruits and vegetables. Add 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar to one pint water. Use the mixture to wash fresh fruits and vegetables, then rinse thoroughly. The solution kills more pesticide residue than does pure water.
27. Brighter Easter eggs. Before your kids dye Easter eggs, mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar with ½ cup of hot water, then add food coloring. The vinegar keeps the dye bright and prevents the color from streaking.
28. Loosen a rusted screw. Pour vinegar onto the screw, and it will easily unstick.
29. Remove gum. To remove gum from fabric or hair, heat a small bowl of vinegar in the microwave. Pour the warm vinegar over the gum, saturating the area. The gum will dissolve.
30. Keep cheese from molding. Wrap cheese in a vinegar-soaked cloth, then place in an airtight container and refrigerate.
31. Renew a loofah. Soak your loofah in equal parts vinegar and water for 24 hours to dissolve soap residue, then rinse in cold water.
32. Remove wax. If you get melted candle wax on your wood furniture or floors, gently wipe it away with a cloth soaked in a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water.
33. Take a relaxing bath. Add ½ cup of vinegar to warm bath water for a cheap spa session at home. The vinegar removes dead skin, leaving you feeling soft and smooth.
34. Brighten your hair. Remove hair product buildup by rinsing a tablespoon of vinegar through your hair once a month.
35. Freshen fabrics. Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spritz your home to neutralize odors in fabrics, carpets, shoes or any sprayable surface.
36. Erase crayon. If your kids get crayon marks on the walls or floor, dip a toothbrush in white vinegar and gently scrub. The vinegar breaks down the wax, making for an inexpensive, nontoxic way to clean up after children.
37. Sticky stickers. Don't scratch at the residue left by stickers or price tags. Instead, apply vinegar to the gunk, let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe the glue away.
38. Clean the dishwasher and coffee pot. Reduce soap buildup and food residue by pouring a cup of vinegar into your empty dishwasher or coffee pot once a month and letting it run a full cycle.
39. Sanitize pet accidents. You can remove the stain―and smell―of your pet's accident by mixing ¼ cup vinegar with a quart of water and blotting the mixture onto the mess with a washcloth. Continue dabbing until the spot is gone.
40. Prep for summer grilling. To remove charcoal buildup from your grill, spray white distilled vinegar on balled up aluminum foil and scrub the grate thoroughly.
41. Restore showerhead pressure. If your showerhead gets clogged with mineral deposits, soak it for 15 minutes in a mixture of ½ cup vinegar and 1 quart water.
42. Clean your scissors. When your scissor blades get sticky, wipe them down with a cloth dipped in full-strength white vinegar. Unlike soap and water, vinegar won't ruin the blades or rust the metal.
43. Unclog drains. For a natural, nontoxic way to clean clogged pipes, pour one cup of baking soda, followed by one cup of white vinegar, down the drain. Let the products bubble and foam, then flush the pipes with a pot of boiling water.
44. Eliminate dandruff. If your scalp is feeling dry or flaky, vinegar can be a simple at-home remedy. Once a week, pour one cup of apple cider vinegar over your scalp, and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with cool water.
45. Soften your feet. Summer sandals leaving you with cracked heals and calluses? Soak your feet for 20 minutes a day in one part vinegar to two parts warm water. The vinegar removes dead skin, leaving your feet soft and smooth.

Uses for Mayonnaise

Uses for Mayonnaise
Get Gum Out of Hair
Gum stuck in your hair? Skip the peanut butter and reach for the mayo! Take a bit of mayonnaise and rub it around the gum with your fingers, gently sliding it down the strand of hair.
Give Yourself a Mayo Mani
Before a manicure, dip fingers in a bowl of mayonnaise and soak for five minutes to soften nails and cuticles.
Clean Piano Keys
To make dirty piano keys look like new, simply apply a little bit of mayonnaise on the keys. Wait a few minutes, then wipe off with a cloth.
Condition Hair
For healthy, shiny hair, massage into your scalp as you would conditioner, then rinse out.
Remove a Stubborn Ring
Have a ring stuck on your finger? Rub some mayo on it to help it slide off easily.

Get Crayon Marks Off Walls
To clean hard-to-remove crayon marks, coat them with mayonnaise and let sit for 5-10 minutes before wiping off with a cloth.

Remove Stickers and Price Tags
Cover a sticker or a stubborn price tag with a dab of mayo. Let it sit for a few minutes before gently wiping off with a cloth (the sticker will peel off with it).
Give Yourself a Facial
For an easy, homemade facial, use mayo! Gently cover your face with mayonnaise, let it sit for 10-20 minutes, then rinse off with cold water.
Clean Sticky Residue
Use mayonnaise to clean sticky residue (such as pine sap and tar) from your car. Cover pine sap with mayonnaise, wait a few minutes and then wipe off. 

Make Plant Leaves Shiny
Put a dab of mayonnaise on a paper towel and rub on houseplant leaves to make them super-shiny.

Relieve Sunburn
No aloe? You can use mayonnaise as a substitute to soothe sunburned skin.
Kill Lice
Many doctors now recommend using mayonnaise to kill head lice – it’s cheap and less toxic than over-the-counter treatments. Massage into scalp, cover with a shower cap and let sit overnight. Rinse out in the morning.
Take Off Bumper Stickers
Cover any bumper stickers that you want to remove with mayonnaise and let it sit for a few minutes. Wipe off with a cloth.

Soften Dry Skin
Rub mayonnaise on any rough patches (target elbows, knees, ankles and heels) and let sit for ten minutes, then rinse off with cold water.
Wipe Water Stains Off Wood
To remove water stains from wood, dab a bit of mayo on the area with a towel. Let sit for a few minutes and then wipe off.

Heal and Prevent Hangnails
Rub some mayonnaise on a hangnail, let sit for a few minutes and then rinse off. The mayonnaise will smooth skin and help prevent new hangnails.
Fix Cracks in Wooden Furniture
Fill in the crack with some mayonnaise (make sure you wipe off any excess). After a few days, the mayonnaise will shrink the crack, making it harder to see.

Lubricate Squeaky Doors
Dab some mayonnaise on a squeaky door hinge for an easy fix.