Green Bell Peppers. Male peppers have 3 bumps on the botton, female ones have 4. The male peppers have fewer seeds so they weigh less (ie:cost less). This website has lots of other good tips for picking produce too!
Cake Cooling Tip: 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!
Freezing Tomatoes ~ Roast Roma tomatoes in the oven at a low temperature (225 degrees) with garlic, fresh herbs, and a drizzle of olive oil for 4 to 5 hours. When cooled, transfer to freezer bags. Use them in chili or in your own tomato-based sauces.
Why haven't I thought of this before !!! Use a ketchup bottle to dispense pancake batter....perfect for micky mouse pancakes :) and place back in fridge with leftover batter ! Also perfect for filling cupcake tins !