Break off a leaf of aloe vera and rub it on a burn.
Clean windows with scrunched up newspaper.
A few gooseberries in with the strawberries is supposed to help the jam to set.
Bread doesn't rise right when it's thundery.
If you're blind-baking pie shells, 'paint' the crusts with beaten egg before you bake 'em. They won't get quite so soggy when you fill them. (And use *really* cold liquid when you're mixing the dough up, and don't use your hands any more than you have to - 'cause it's flakier when it's colder.) (I get a bit flakey when cold too.) (But don't mind if you use your hands ...)
A lump of charcoal in the fridge also absorbs smells.
And a broken piece of a terracotta flower pot in your brown sugar will also keep it soft. Don't know why ...