Kitchen Hint of the Week!

November 9, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Brown Sugar……………

If your brown sugar has clumped into pieces, place a piece of soft white bread in the packet and the sugar will break back down into sandy granules in a few hours. To stop it happening again, make sure the storage space is nice and dry.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 8, 2017 at 5:58 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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The Cookie Jar……

 
To keep your cookies chewy, add half an apple or a slice of white bread to the cookie jar. This will provide just enough moisture to keep the cookies from becoming hard.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 2, 2014 at 9:53 AM | Posted in beans, Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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If you can help it, never buy beans, peas, or lentils in cans, unless they’re significantly marked down. These items are much more cost-effective if you purchase them dry. You’ll have to plan ahead in order to soak them overnight, but once you get used to this extra step, it will seem routine.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 27, 2013 at 10:26 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Did you know that the best time to shop for meat is in the morning? That is usually when the butcher marks down meat that is close to its sell-by-date. If you won’t cook it tonight, freeze it for later

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 21, 2013 at 9:18 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Many dollar stores have more than just easy decorations, cheap toys, and fake flowers – they also have food. Make sure to check the prices for canned goods and other staples in your neighborhood dollar store. You may be surprised at the deals you find!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 12, 2013 at 8:24 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 2 Comments
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Are your popcorn kernels too pooped to pop? It’s probably because they have lost too much moisture, but they can be revived. Soak the kernels in water for five minutes, then dry them off and try again.

Kitchen Hints!

December 9, 2013 at 8:26 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Brown sugar loses moisture rather quickly and develops lumps easily. To soften hardened sugar, place the sugar in a tightly covered dish with a slice of fresh white bread or half an apple, cover the dish tightly, and heat for 15 – 20 seconds in the microwave. Let it stand five minutes before using. The moisture from the bread or apple will produce enough steam to soften the sugar without melting it. Store brown sugar in the freezer to keep it from getting lumpy in the first place.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 25, 2013 at 8:18 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Need to quickly peel tomatoes for a recipe  The easiest way is to place them in a pot of boiling water for a minute. The skins will practically fall off.

Kitchen Hints of the Day!

November 22, 2013 at 8:31 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints, rice | Leave a comment
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Hint #1 – If your rice tends to stick together when you cook it, add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the water when boiling. Your sticky problem will be gone!

 

 

Hint #2 – If you burned the rice, fear not! It’s white bread to the rescue. Get rid of the scorched taste by placing a slice of white bread on top of the rice while it’s still hot, and covering it for a few minutes.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

November 9, 2013 at 8:55 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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If you accidentally scorch dinner, set the pot or dish into cold water immediately. This will stop the cooking action and minimize the damage. Carefully remove any unharmed food – and don’t scrape it – then discard whatever is unsalvageable. When you reheat the edible leftovers, set a fresh piece of white bread on top to remove the burnt odor. Alternatively, there’s always pizza delivery!

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