How To Soften Cold Butter - Don't use a Microwave which may over soften or cause melting, but roll it between sheets of wax paper for perfectly pliable butter.
NEW BAKING TRICK: When you need softened butter - grate the butter while it is still hard, then mix with other ingredients as normal. It will soften quickly and perfectly and give an even dispersal of butter throughout the dough.
When youre ready to bake, waiting for cold butter to soften can seem to take forever. Heres how to hurry the process along: Over a mixing bowl, shred the amount of butter you need on a grater. The little pieces will soften faster than a solid stick. In no time, the butter will be bake-worthy.
Marinating Times by buzzfeed: A longer marinade isn't always better — but it usually is. For dark proteins — beef, lamb, pork — longer is always better. BUT, if the food is delicate — shrimp, flaky fish — stop marinating after 15 or 30 minutes or the acid will start to break down the protein too much. Chicken is somewhere in the middle, anywhere from 2 to 12 hours is good depending on the cut (skin-on breasts require less time, for example). #Infographic #Marinating_Times
After my hubby and I started canning.. We realized it's been a long time since we learned these!! Very helpful since every single canning recipe uses different measurements!!