Kitchen Helpful Hints

  • Freeze leftover coffee in ice cube trays.  Cube can be used in ice coffee and to cooldown too hot brews.

    Kitchen Helpful Hints
  • Take grapes off the stem and freeze.  They make a great but low calorie sugary snack and are excellent in cold drinks.
  • Purified water in a coffee maker makes the brew taste better and lengthens the life of the coffee maker.
  • Try dissolving old fashioned mints in regular tea to perk up the taste.
  • Rinse a pan with cold water first when boiling milk to stop the pan from boiling over.
  • Chill the bowl, beaters  and cream before beating whipped cream.
  • Add 1 tsp of vinegar to water when boiling eggs.  This will prevent the shells from cracking.
  • Add a little vinegar to water and soak slightly wilted vegetables.  It will make them crispier.
  • Make your own salad dressings using infused vinegars and olive oil.  It is cheaper and the taste is better. The ratio of vinegar to oil is 1:3.  Taste mixture before using.  Because of the type of vinegar and infusion tine varies you may have to adjust the ratio slightly.
  • When cooking vegetables add a pinch of baking soda to the water to retain color.
  • Tear lettuce instead of cutting it.  Cutting the edges with a knife causes the lettuce to turn brown.



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