Stay Fresher for Longer

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Tips from “How to Store Broccoli: 4 Ways” written by MasterClass: “Wrap with a damp paper towel. You can spritz the broccoli florets with some water from a spray bottle before storing them in the refrigerator. This mimics the mister at the food store, which helps keep produce crisp. After spritzing, wrap the broccoli … Read more

Perfect Popovers

Popovers are best served fresh out of the oven and piping hot. Here’s a few tips to keep them hot throughout the baking experience. “Place popover pans in the oven while you are preheating. The popover pan must be hot for best results.” While putting ingredients together: “Warm the milk before to roughly 125 degrees … Read more

Crush with a rolling pin

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Need to crush crackers or pretzels in a hurry? Before you open the package, start crushing them in their package with your hands, then finish them off to the desired consistency with a rolling pin!

Quick coffee fix

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There’s nothing worse than going for the coffee in the morning only to discover you’re out of filters! In an “emergency” you can use a paper towel cut out to the size of your filter basket. It’s a quick fix but will get the job done!

Spring cleaning in the kitchen

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Prevent garbage disposal odors and sharpen the blades all at once! Simply mix 1 cup of vinegar with enough water to fill an ice cube tray, freeze, and once a week drop a few in your disposal and grind. Follow with a cold water rinse, and you’re ready for use! This tip comes from the … Read more

Brown Sugar Storage

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Place a few marshmallows in your bag or box of brown sugar to prevent it from turning rock-hard before you’ve had a chance to use it! This tip is from “The Old Farmer’s Almanac Comfort Food” 2021 edition.

Cooking with a wok

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The Chinese New Year is a perfect time to bring out the wok in your kitchen. There are many tips and tricks to get the most out of your dishes, including “learning the toss” of the wok. “Push the wok away from you, raise it, and flip the food towards you. When you want to … Read more

Top your chili with shredded cheese

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To shred cheese neatly and prevent it from sticking to your grater, spray the grater with some cooking spray just before use. The cheese won’t stick and clean up is much quicker.

Keep the Crunch

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If celery stalks become wilted, separate them and place in a bowl of ice water for 10 to 15 minutes before use. This tip is from The Old Farmer’s Almanac “Comfort Food” Magazine, 2021

Chop with care

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“Put a damp paper towel under your cutting board. This will prevent it from swiveling around when you’re working with a sharp knife.” Tip from, “15 Cooking Tips That’ll Change Every Home Cook’s Life”

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