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Use a popcorn popper to toast nuts one minute

Remember that ancient hot-air popcorn popper sitting in your pantry? Dust it off and toast nuts in it, already. Place ¼ cup nuts in the popper and turn on the contraption for about 1 minute, until the nuts turn golden brown.

Your dishwasher works for things that you want cooked at low temperatures, like poached pears. Just make sure to keep things in tightly sealed, heat-proof containers, especially if you’re running it with soap! How many of you have tried this? #lifestyle #appliances #homeimprovement

You can actually cook food in your dishwasher while it’s running.Food writer Dan Pashman says poached pears are great in the dishwasher. We're not sure about the asparagus, but we'll let you know after the cycle finishes.

…or brew loose tea. | 27 Clever New Ways To Use Your Kitchen Appliances

27 Clever New Ways To Use Your Kitchen Appliances

27 Clever New Ways To Use Your Kitchen Appliances

Cooking Tip: Batter BasterUse a meat baster to squeeze pancake batter onto a hot griddle for perfectly shaped pancakes every time.

Use a French press to whip cream

Ingeniously Smart Ways To Use Your Kitchen Appliances

Use a French press to whip cream… or maybe my Italian milk frother jug.

Brilliant kitchen hacks for healthy eating that everyone needs to know - pin now for later! #food #kitchenhacks #cleaneating

10 Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks You Need to Know

10 Time-Saving Kitchen you need to know: Brilliant kitchen hacks for healthy eating that everyone needs to know - pin now for later!

Keeping Lettuce Crisp

Keep lettuce fresh longer. The dry paper towel absorbs moisture from the lettuce which is one of the main reasons why it wilts and turns soggy so fast. It's also important to get the lettuce as dry as possible before storing in the first place.

15 Kitchen Shortcuts & Timesavers from Martha Stewart

Kitchen Shortcuts and Timesavers

15 Kitchen Shortcuts & Timesavers from Martha Stewart. They have things like how to make cold butter soften faster and such.

Peel a mandarin<< where was this my whole time with braces!

Peel an orange like a genius! With a few clever cuts of a knife, you can peel an orange and eat it without juice dripping all over your hands. But best of all, it’s FUN! 36 Kitchen Tips and Tricks That Nobody Told You About

Quickly shred cooked meat in a stand mixer. | 27 Clever New Ways To Use Your Kitchen Appliances

27 Clever New Ways To Use Your Kitchen Appliances

Immersion blenders are great for whipping cream. | 27 Clever New Ways To Use Your Kitchen Appliances

27 Clever New Ways To Use Your Kitchen Appliances Immersion blenders also make ace cream-whippers.

The best way to store lemons!  Keeping them in water keeps the peel from drying out.

How To Store Lemons The Right Way: The best way to store lemons is to place them in a jar and then cover with water and place in the refrigerator. It turns out the water seals the lemon peel and keeps the lemon from drying out!

Handy guide for what goes into the fridge and what stays out. Good for special education students who are learning these types of skills.

Life Tips of the Week #25

How to store produce. I've been leaving apples out at room temp & putting onions in the fridge for years. Good to know.

37 Hacks To Make Dish Washing Easier - BuzzFeed Mobile

37 Hacks To Make Dish Washing Easier

37 Hacks To Make Dish Washing Easier - The first section of this is a great how-to for the kids. (The dishwasher thing is good, too, for the same purpose, although we do a couple things differently for specific reasons.

Use Mason Jars for Fridge Storage Mason jars are relatively inexpensive and most people have a few around the house. They actually make much better storage containers than plastic bowls. They do not stain so you can store tomatoes and sauces in them and they will help to keep produce fresher for days longer than traditional storage methods. Via – Easyst2

40 DIY Tricks To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible

Mason jars are your friend. Mason jars are your friend. They provide a healthier and longer-lasting alternative to plastic tupperware, which deteriorates and stains easily. Produce will keep a few days longer if stored in a jar.

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