Here are some tips that may help you in the kitchen. Tips are about how to save money, time and using kitchen items. Also some very easy short cuts, and what you can and can’t freeze.
So lets get started:
Did You Know: DYK is just that.
Tips: Are short cuts!
Tip: Potato Pointers
Before you peel potatoes, scrub them with a vegetable brush under cold water. Remove eyes or sprouts. If you have a lot of potatoes, place them in cold water after peeling to prevent discoloring.
DYK: Dijon mustard comes from Dijon, France. It’s flavor can ranger from mild to very hot. Great on shrimp and fish dishes.
Cutting a cheesecake! To get clean slices, run the knife under hot water after each cut.
If you don’t have unsalted butter on hand, reduce the salt in the recipe to 1/8 Tsp.
DYK: Cinnamon was once the secret ingredient in love potions.
DYK: Cranberries are called bounce-berries because they bounce when they’re ripe.
Pasta – Your Pasta clumps together, why? If noodles don’t boil in enough water they will stick together. So make sure you use plenty of water, about 5 quarts per pound of dry pasta. Works every time!
Pastry can be prepared and rolled out a day in advance. Stack pastry rounds between floured sheets of waxed paper and refrigerate.
The word streusel is German for “sprinkle” or “strew.”
DYK: Baking powder doesn’t last forever. Also check the date on the box before using. To test whether your baking powder still works, combine 1 tsp. with 1/3 cup of hot water. If it bubbles, you’re in business.
Baker’s Joy – is a baking spray with flour. It ensures that your masterpieces come out of the pan as easily as they went in. Great stuff!