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Some Ways to Use Peanut Butter

A jar of peanut butter is a staple in most cupboards, but if you're limiting its use to sandwiches and cookies, then you're missing out on many of the possibilities of the spreadable stuff. With a little imagination, you'll find the uses for peanut butter are almost endless.

Gummy Hair

Use peanut butter to remove gum from hair. Massage a generous dollop of peanut butter into the gummy mess. Allow the peanut butter to remain in the hair for about five minutes, then wipe the gum and the peanut butter from the hair with a paper towel. Wash your hair to remove the peanut butter smell. The same technique can also be used to remove gum from rugs and carpets.

Fishy Smell

Eliminate the fishy smell from your home next time you fry fish. Add a dollop of peanut butter to the pan as soon as you remove the fried fish. Allow it to fry for a minute or two. The peanut butter will absorb the fishy smell.

Mouse Trap

Bait mouse traps with peanut butter instead of cheese. Mice will be attracted by the sweet scent, and they won't be able to abscond with the peanut butter without setting off the trap.

Pet Medications

Hide your pet's pill in a dab of peanut butter. Dogs and cats love the taste of peanut butter, so they'll never notice the pill buried inside.

Remove Price Tags

Rub a bit of peanut butter into the stubborn residue left after you remove stickers and price tags. The gooey residue can then easily be wiped away with a soft cloth.

Butter Substitute

Use peanut butter for baked goods or sauce recipes that call for butter. The peanut butter will add a subtle nutty flavor.

Edible Playdough

Mix up a batch of edible playdough for young artists. Combine a cup of peanut butter with two cups of powdered sugar and half a cup of honey. Store the playdough in a zip seal bag or an airtight container when it isn't in use.

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