Kitchen tips

almonds, nuts, roasted

Intensify the flavor

You will find that toasting nuts before putting them in a recipe intensifies their flavor. Just spread any type of nut on a baking sheet and toast at 350 degrees until lightly browns (about 10 minutes). Enjoy!

eggs, raw, dairy

Make the perfect scrambled eggs

Don’t waste milk for making scrambled eggs, that can make them watery. Use 2 tablespoons of water per egg instead, and they will be perfectly light and fluffy.

tangerines, fruit, food

Quickly peel an orange

To peel an orange quickly and neatly, simply soak the orange in a bowl of hot water for a few minutes and the peel will come right off – including the pith! Try this with other citrus as well.

food mixer, hand held, electric

Keep it clean with a hand mixer

To avoid splatters when using your hand mixer, take a paper plate and poke two holes in the center. Next, slide your beaters through, hook them into the mixer and let the beating begin!

salad, head of lettuce, iceberg lettuce

Coring a head of lettuce

To get the core out of a head of lettuce, slam it on your counter and the core will twist right out! Also, never cut your lettuce with a knife as your lettuce will then turn brown. One should always tear lettuce.

stew, food, pot

Removing fat from a stock

To remove the fat from a stock of a roast you’ve just cooked, just add a few ice cubes to the stock and the fat will “stick” right to the ice cubes and you can lift the fat out and throw it away! This will work for any stock.