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Kitchen Tricks

Kitchen Tricks

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desperation pie - filling a crust with what's on hand

Desperation Pie | Imprecise Mixology

keep lemons fresh and juicy longer by storing them in water in fridge

How To Store Lemons The Right Way - The Glamorous Housewife

1 billion plastic drinking straws are used daily worldwide. bamboo drinking straws are a natural alternative to plastic! washable, reusable, and made from 100% real whole bamboo stalks. (also bamboo toothbrushes at this site)

Bamboo Drinking Straws 12-Pack

When it comes to baking pizza, can a baking steel outperform the tried and true baking stone? Cook's Illustrated Review

Baking Steel - Cook's Illustrated

Baking Steel - instead of a pizza stone

Baking Steel | Create Some Love

Everyone in the kitchen.

freezer meals for planning ahead - skim for ideas

Freezer Cooking!

Temaki: Easy Sushi for a Crowd - just cut nori in 4 squares and fold rice and other choices inside

(Cauliflower) Temaki: Fast and Easy Sushi Hand Rolls

8 Surprising Things You Can Make in a Waffle Iron | The Kitchn - so it wouldn't be a unitasking space hog

8 Surprising Things You Can Make in a Waffle Iron

how to keep a crust crisp for a soft pie like pumpkin or custard: blind bake the crust first, and warm up the filling before adding it to shorten baking time

Crisp crust, great pumpkin pie

Portland is working on a community kitchen tool library. What a great idea!

Borrow, Don't Buy: Portland's Kitchen Tool Library

why chefs use a torch for creme brulee and why home cooks don't need to

Homemade wheat bread is just flour, water, and yeast - everything else is a dough conditioner. A discussion/explanation on dough conditioners like sugar, eggs, fats, gluten, lecithin, etc.

Natural Dough Conditioners | Tammy's Recipes
  • Melissa Diskin
    Melissa Diskin

    Ginger -- who knew?!

  • Margo :Thrift at Home
    Margo :Thrift at Home

    right! how do people figure this stuff out?

Use boiling water instead of tap water to make clear ice. Great for putting fruit, herbs, flowers or surprises in.

The Best Way to Keep Lemons Fresh for a Whole Month

What To Make When You Have Too Many Eggs

  • Rebecca

    They're coming back! I'll bring ya some on Sunday.

8 Ways to Make Any Pasta Sauce Instantly More Amazing | The Kitchn

cookie variations - what happens with different flour, sugar, fat, chilling methods

Mini spring-form pans using mason jar lids: Genius! Perfect for mini cheesecakes, tarts and pies. Easy to store and way more affordable than specialty pans!

Herb Scissors Review - a scissors with multiple blades that snips herbs quickly

  • Ann Metzler
    Ann Metzler

    Margo, have you looked into herb storage containers at all? I think Pampered Chef and/or Tupperware makes one. Do you think it would work?

  • Margo :Thrift at Home
    Margo :Thrift at Home

    Hi Ann! I haven't gone that route. I usually just keep herbs in plastic bags and squeeze the air out as much as possible. If you try a specialized container, let me know how it works!

difference between parchment and wax papers; elsewhere, I also read that parchment is coated with silicone and waxed paper is coated with (yes) wax

Parchment vs. Wax Paper - Martha Stewart Food
  • Leila Marie
    Leila Marie

    My grocery store put parchment paper rolls on clearance. I got about 6 packages for half price! Good thing I have a place to put my lifetime supply of parchment paper :)

  • Margo :Thrift at Home
    Margo :Thrift at Home

    oooh, clever! I'm going to check at a restaurant supply store to see if I can get a better price.

50 Tips to Help You Make the Best Soup You've Ever Had Tips from The Kitchn

nap-jail cooking: when the baby's asleep and you can't leave the house to get an ingredient. . .how to cook, what to do for substitutions; see also "no-car jail, called-in-sick-and-can't-get-caught jail"

How I Cook When Stuck in Nap Jail

Don’t Throw Away Your Citrus Rinds – Dry and Save Them For Recipes That Call for Zest | Cupcake Project

How Much Food Fits in a 5 Gallon Bucket

How Much Food Fits in a 5 Gallon Bucket? (Five Gallon Ideas)