Tips, Quips & Quotes

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Karen’s Tips and Quips
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Get ready for Karen’s Tips, Quips & Quotes! I have been collecting them for quite a while and thought it was time to spread the joy they bring on Face Book, Twitter, and on my Web site (as they are posted I’ll update this page): Follow me on Twitter:

You may ask, “What is a quip?” A quip is “a clever or witty remark or comment.” It makes you think and usually brings a smile to your face. There are quite a few synonyms for quip, and sarcasm is not one of them. Sarcasm often is unkind and that is not the purpose of Tips & Quips. The quips are meant to lift your spirits and bring a smile to your face. Tips are meant to make your life easier.

I hope you enjoy!


“A sense of humor… is needed armor. Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.” – Hugh Sidey. #TipQuipsQuotes


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Sweet Italian Basil — Home Grown or Farmers Market Fresh

To make fresh basil last, cut the stems on an angle and keep them in a glass of water. They may even root!






“Common sense and a sense of humor is the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.” William James

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Tips, Quips, & Quotes — Dancing






LESS MESS — LESS FAT : Bake don’t fry meatballs.

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Karen’s Tips, Quips, & Quotes — Bake don’t fry meatballs.
  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Place raw meatballs on pan (spray with cooking oil)
  • Add about 1/4 cup liquid (water or beef broth)
  • Spray meatballs with cooking oil
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes (until golden brown)



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Karen’s Tips, Quips & Quotes
Mother Teresa

“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.” Mother Teresa





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Tips – Lemons & Limes

To maximize the juice from a lime or lemon, use your palm and roll it hard for a minute before you juice it.





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“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” ― Colin Powell

“A dream doesn’t become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”

Colin Powell




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Quote – Winston Churchill
The Optimist

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”  Winston Churchill