I'm lucky enough to have acquired the Ortegas' 1080 recipes through marriage. http://www.amazon.ca/1080-Recipes-Sim...
I had been wondering what to cook this week and now am inspired to pull it down and start in on my grocery list fresh.
I keep cookies from drying out by putting a slice of bread in the container with them. As time goes on, they pull the moisture from the bread and stay fresh.
When my hands stink of garlic, soap doesn't help. Instead, I rub them with salt and lemon juice before washing. (Obviously, you don't want to have any cuts on your hands if you try this.) It works!