Kitchen tips

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Stay Fresher for Longer

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 …

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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 …

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Crush with a rolling pin

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!

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Quick coffee fix

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!

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Brown Sugar Storage

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.

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Cooking with a wok

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 …

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Top your chili with shredded cheese

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.

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Keep the Crunch

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

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Chop with care

“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”