Cooking/Food Prep Tips
and things that just make life easier in the kitchen
Spray the top of guacamole with cooking spray and place in fridge. Next day it will still be green. Awesome tip! Works for pesto too.
Put ice cream in a bag to keep it soft
Cutting a Watermelon. Genius!
When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider) and ten parts water. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge. The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria on the surface. Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft.
the secret to easy peel boiled eggs
How to get the seeds out of a pomegranate
Use apple slicer to quickly cut up potatoes for mashed potatoes or fries.
Eureka! When draining grease from a pan, pour it into a tin-foil lined bowl. When the grease hardens, ball it up and throw it away. Genius!
Never shuck corn again. Cut an inch off the wide end and the corn slips right out...no silks! How did I not know this?!
drink this daily and watch the pounds come off without fuss. The recipe is two handfuls of baby spinach, 1 apple, 1 banana, 1 cup of yogurt, 5 strawberries, 1/2 orange. Blend well and enjoy! I love green smoothies!!! This will give you tons of energy!
GENIUS! - no more open bags of flour/sugar getting everywhere (and convenient pouring) Another DUH moment!!
If you wrap your celery in tin foil before placing it in the fridge it will last for weeks, and it will still be fresh and crisp when you pull it out! This also works for stored broccoli for 7 weeks wrapped in tin foil, and heads of lettuce for at least 6 weeks!!!