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cooking tips and tricks

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Where to store fresh produce! This is a helpful guide for keeping your produce as fresh as possible.

I never remember how to boil an egg, this will be nice to remember!

How to Half a Recipe - Pinning this now to print and keep in my kitchen later!! This will be SO NICE when I need it!

simple life hacks 4 Top 20 Life Hacks that Actually Work

How to clean and disinfect your wood cutting board

How to soften butter quickly - for all those recipes that call for room temp butter!!

Good tip

Clarifying shelf life of food -- Farm and Dairy

I've been wondering about this...

Calorie Saving Holiday Recipe Ingredient Swaps

How to Get Rid of Unpopped Popcorn Kernels- just place a cooling rack over your bowl of popcorn. Invert and shake, and all the kernels will come out, leaving you with delicious fluffy popcorn! Such a great tip!

8 Cooking Tips From Julia Child

How Long Will My Meat Keep?

Helpful!

Menu Planner: this is what I've been looking for. It will speed up the weekly meal planning by about a million!

The Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies - this is so brilliant!

Cutting A Watermelon ~ this way makes for easy eating, especially for little ones!

How to Keep Strawberries Fresh

Make a boxed cake mix taste like a bakery cake! 1: Look at the directions on the cake mix. 2: Add one more egg (or 2 if you want it very rich). 3: Use melted butter vs. oil & double the amount. 4: Use milk vs. water. 5: Mix well & bake for the time recommended on the box. You can also add Vanilla Extract

How to Deseed a Pomegranate

Cream of chemical...no thanks. 2T butter + 2T flour (sauteed) + 1 c. milk. Add whatever (boullion, dried mushrooms, etc.) - this is great to know!

How to store fruits and vegetables #guide #cheat sheet #veggies #refrigerate #room temperature

When buying fruit and veggies, always soak them in a 1:4 ratio of vinegar and water to help remove toxins and pesticides. Leave them soaking for up to an hour, longer with nonorganic apples. At the end of the bath, sometimes you can even see cloudy like stuff in the water from the skins and waxes, and dirt on the bottom. Works awesome! Once I did this to blackberries and they were good for 3 WEEKS! That's unheard of with berries & water. The vinegar is KEY :)

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 when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat. To really make ...

This little Boil Buoy makes a sound when your water boils! Now I don't have to watch my pot :D