Harry S. in Slidell, La., writes: Whenever I get the munchies in the evening and I want to snack on something such as a handful of nuts or potato chips, I grab a coffee filter instead of a bowl or plate. When I’m done, I can just toss the filter away.

Lynda C. in Wasilla, Alaska, writes: My mother taught me a neat trick when making potato salad. Instead of dicing the potatoes while they are hot, cut them up first, before you cook them. It takes less time and energy to cook them this way, and no more burned fingers.

Michelle D. in Blue Springs, Mo., writes: Because of my business, I’m always getting free mouse pads. I found that if I put one under the bowl while using my electric mixer, it will stay in place rather than slide all over the counter.

— King Features