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Did You Run Out of Big Matches?

Date: September 1, 2016      Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic      Source:  Joan Wilen & Lydia Wilen      Print:

You’ve been grilling all summer…and you only have stubby matchbooks left to light your big blazes. Don’t cancel s’mores this coming Labor Day! Use this common kitchen item…

Use a long, uncooked strand of spaghetti to light your fire. The flame keeps longer on the pasta and more evenly than wood or paper. No more burnt fingers or wasted matches!

Thanks to Food.com for help with this tip.

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Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting "cures from the cupboard." They are authors of Bottom Line's Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line's Household Magic and of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips.