Cooking Tips & Tricks Archive

20 Surprising Uses For Table Salt

Salt is much more than seasoning food. It can be handy for much more uses. Sprinkle salt on your shelves to keep ants away. Soak fish in salt water before descaling; the scales will come off easier. Put a few grains of rice in your salt shaker for easier pouring. Add salt to green salads

Fastest Way To Cool A Bottle

      Just wrap your bottle in a wet paper towel or rag and pop it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.

How To Boost The Life Of Your Banana’s

    Bananas release ethylene gas, which ripens the fruit. By wrapping the stalks in plastic wrap you’re stifling the ethylene gas, slowing down the aging process. You can extend their shelf life by about three to five days.  Recipes using bananas. Click on each picture for recipe

20+ Cooking Tips

  CRYSTALLIZED HONEY FIX: If your honey has crystallized, place the bottle or container in a pot full of hot water and let it sit for about 1/2 hour or until the honey is melted. Stir the honey well and the crystals will be gone. SOFTEN MARSHMALLOWS: Slice open the top of a marshmallow bag

Healthy Food Substitutes

    Do you need substitute in a recipe that would be more healthy for you?  Substitute these:     Print Healthy Food Substitutes Ingredients 1 egg = 1 banana 1 cup butter = 1 cup applesauce 1 cup butter = 1 avocado 1 cup butter = 1 cup Greek yogurt 1 cup flour =

How To Thicken Homemade Soup

  We have all made that fantastic bowl of soup and then then juice is just to thin. Well, here is a way to thicken it: Add dried instant potato flakes to homemade soups and sauces to thicken the consistency. This won’t change the flavor at all and is a sure trick when a dish