Simple TIps: Chopping Onions

I love simple tips!  Tonight for dinner, we’re having Orange Roughy, rice, and some veggies.  While chopping some onions to flavor the rice, I remembered a tip from long ago.  Chewing a piece of gum while chopping onions keeps the tears from flowing, works like a charm every time!!!  Spare your mascara and give it a try!

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  1. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says:

    I linked up a Seafoam Candy recipe as 236!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for hosting and what a wonderful giveaway. I added the tagline to my post and I’m linked up as #45. $60 from Amazon… oh the possibilities.

  3. Kathryn says:

    I also linked up (with the tagline) entry #141- “Fighting Perfectionism- One Homemade Card at a Time.” Thanks again!

  4. Kathryn says:

    Hi Aimee! Thanks so much for hosting! I added the tagline to my entry #137– “Boys’ Adventure Room Plans”!

  5. Thanks so much Aimee I am a bit behind this week but better late than never.
    Stay cool and hey we had thunder and lightnin but not a drop of rain ugh!!!
    will hate to see my water bill next month.

  6. Thanks for hosting this huge party!

  7. Little Bit says:

    Aimee, thanks for hosting! Little Bit

  8. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says:

    Thanks for the party! My entry is 194–a quilt I made with my 8 year old 🙂

  9. Wow, what a great tip! I have never heard this before! Definitely going to stash some gum in my kitchen!

    Thank you for hosting, hope you had a lovely weekend. -K

  10. Dawn F says:

    Hi Aimee – I have never tried this trick for onion-crying. I learned years ago that the trick is to cut an onion from the stem end only. I peel the onion and then cut from the top stem end to the bottom root end. Try it! Cut off the stem end and then take a deep whiff of your onion – nothing. Has always worked for me. Good luck!

  11. Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy says:

    oh my goodness i am so excited to link up this week! It has been forever since I have had anything to share! I am sorry I am here so late…. I will be back and on time next week hopefully!!! 🙂

  12. Brittany @ Crafty Mischief says:

    Hi Aimee! Thanks for a great party! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  13. Thanks for hosting!

  14. Anne says:

    Thanks for another great party!!

  15. Thanks for Hosting Aimee! I’m number 73!

  16. Hi Aimee, I finally finished something to link up. Love partying with you and thanks for hosting. : )

  17. I’m link #125 – And thanks for featuring my stripe tutorial!

  18. Thanks so much for hosting such a great party 🙂

  19. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker says:

    Thanks for hosting, Aimee! I hope you enjoy what little is left of summer vacation.

  20. Aimee, thanks for hosting. My favorites so far are posted by Knick of Time.

  21. Kimberly Sneed says:

    Thanks for hosting, Aimee! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  22. Lyuba says:

    Thank you so much for hosting, Amiee!

  23. Thanks for hosting, Aimee! I added the tagline to my post…it is #93. :0)

  24. Awesome! my entries numbers are #77, #80, #83 and #85. I added the tagline at the bottom of each of the above posts 🙂

  25. thanks so much for the party Aimee!

    rae gun ramblings

  26. Thank you for another incredible party sweet Aimee! Happy to be here each week!! 🙂 Bonnie

  27. Pam says:

    Hope you are having a great weekend, Aimee. Thanks for hosting.

  28. K Coake says:

    Aimee, Thanks so much for hosting week after week. I know it is a lot of work…I appreciate it! Have a great one!

  29. Thanks for hosting my beautiful friend!! xoxo

  30. Jessi @ Practically Functional says:

    The trick I have always heard it to hold a matchstick or toothpick in your mouth. I think the reason onions make you cry is something about when the fumes get in your mouth, so anything to remind you to just keep your mouth shut (gum too!) should work! Thanks so much for hosting this week!

  31. I’ve never heard that trick about chewing gum – I’m totally giving this a try! Thanks so much for hosting Aimee! Hope you’re having a super fabulous weekend!

  32. FABBY says:

    Thank you Aimee for this great party! Have a blessed Sunday.

  33. Monsterscircus says:

    Hi Aimee! Thank you so so much for hosting!!! Your blog is sig inspiration, and love All your usefull tips, gotta try the onion trick. Have a happy day

  34. Deana @ CountryMommaCooks says:

    Thanks for hosting and for the great giveaway I added the tag to my post #27…….Have a wonderful Sunday!

  35. laura@Top This Top That says:

    never heard of the gum but I will give it a try!

  36. Nici Higby says:

    Thank you, Aimee! You always have the best parties. Have a great weekend!

  37. I’m going to have to try your tip because I make the hubby chop all the onions in this house 🙂