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Category Archives: Kitchen Tips
Run a cheese plane or a vegetable peeler across cold butter for thin, quick-melting ribbons of butter; perfect for toast or bagel when the butter is too hard to spread.
Got hard-as-a-brick brown sugar? Put (only) the peel from half a lemon in a covered container with hard sugar and let sit overnight–the sugar will absorb the moisture from the lemon, leaving the sugar soft.
Keep hand mixer beaters from splattering batter by cutting a slit in a paper towel or a paper plate; slip the beaters through the slit and into the batter. No more splatters.
Berries will last longer if they’re gently run through a salad spinner after they’re washed to remove excess water. Pictured is a suggestion to line the spinner basket with a towel before spinning berries dry to protect them from bruises … Continue reading
Lightly toast both sides of corn or flour tortillas on a hot griddle to enhance their flavor; it makes the difference between mediocre/doughy tasting tortillas and tortillas that are especially tasty.
Dress up cakes, cupcakes or desserts by putting cocoa powder or powdered sugar in a fine sieve and then gently shake it to dust tops of baked goods. A doily helps to make a pretty design but, as seen above, … Continue reading
If pea soup gets too salty, add a potato and cook it for a while to absorb some of the excess salt. Discard the potato before puréeing. This works with any bean soup.