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Kitchen HACK: How To Open A Jar Without Breaking Your Hands


You don't need to be a muscle man to open jars. 

Do you struggle to open a jar of peanut butter? Jam? Jelly? Heartbreaking.

Perhaps you've tried running the lid under hot water, tapping it with a spoon, and sheer brute force. When nothing works, you just want to smash the jar in frustration!

But you can end the struggle, here's how...

Simply break the vacuum seal on the jar! Slip the pointed hook of a can opener under the lid of the jar and pry open the lid until your hear the seal open with a 'pop'. Then unscrew the lid as usual. You can also try using a knife to get under the lid, but be careful it doesn't slip and cut your hand.

Who knew it was so easy!

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  • 2 large water or soda bottles (empty)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Ready 2 large plastic bottles, cleaned and dried.
  3. Add 1 cup of flour to each bottle.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to each.
  5. Melt butter, then add equal halves to each bottle.
  6. Add 6 eggs, 3 in each.
  7. Add 1/2 tbsp of baking powder to each.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to each.
  9. Shake the bottles thoroughly until the contents are well mixed.
  10. In one of the bottles only, add the cocoa powder.
  11. Beginning with the cocoa powder mixture, add a dolop of batter to the center of a circular
  12. baking tin. Do the same with the other mixture, placing the dolop directly in the center of the previous one.
  13. Continue with alternating additions of each mixture until all batter is used and the tin is full.
  14. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

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