Tips for making life in the kitchen and cooking easier or more convenient.
good to know} When cooling cake layers, place bread slices on top to keep the cake layers soft and moist while the bread becomes hard as a rock -- What a fun fact!!! My mom told me it keeps it from cracking in the middle too!
Great info and substituting in foods etc.
Trace Letters on a Cake with toothpick first, then do piping .
LOVE this idea! use clean rubber stamps to imprint cookies. endless possibilities: personalized for showers, birthdays, holidays, adorable gifts etc.
Repurposed Hardware galvanized pipe straps utensil holder unique, takes up no counter space. perfect for small kitchen.
A page full of "did you knows".. If you place a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water, it won't boil over. Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster. Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold! Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking. Add a teaspoon of water ...
Use an old ketchup bottle to fill your cupcake pan with no mess.
"For anyone that may not know, the BEST way to make hard-boiled eggs is in the OVEN! Place the eggs in a muffin tray so they do not move around, turn the oven to 325 degrees, pop in for about 25-30 minutes and remove! Not only are they tastier, but they also are much easier to peel!" By: A Mum 'n the Oven
Put warm water into the dirty pan or cookie sheet, lay the dryer sheet (or sheets) flat in the water and leave it to sit overnight. In the morning, the baked-on stuff will either have lifted off, or will be very easy to slough off with a spatula or other flat object.
"Use this, Not that" list for healthier cooking. I've always done the applesauce sub, but there are other good swaps here as well!
ice cream maker alternatives
50 great household hints- #11. Burned a pot of rice? Just place a piece of white bread on top of the rice for 5-10 minutes to draw out the burned flavor. Be careful not to scrape the burned pieces off of the bottom of the pan when serving the rice. #17. To keep potatoes from budding in the bag, put an apple in with them.
Cupcakes baked in ketchup cups, so cute for a party or a shower! You can use a flat baking sheet too as the cups are strong enough and don't need a muffin tin... Could use these for the kids' easy bake oven!!