- When draining pasta from your stock pot, if the lid has vent holes on the side. If you use your pot holders to hold it down on top of the pot you can drain your pasta without using an extra dish
- Put my wooden spoon across the top of your pot to keep it from boiling over
- The way to make your peanut brittle shiny is to sprinkle at the last minute with baking soda
- How to know when your oil comes to 350 degrees - put a couple of kernels of un-popped popcorn in the pan with the oil. Popcorn pops at 350 degrees.
- Cut homemade noodles with a pizza cutter.
- If celery is getting too far along - juice it then freeze it in an ice cube tray - then you can use it as flavouring in a soup, stew or casserole.
- Mince garlic in a food processor, then scoop it by the tbsp. (or whatever size you use most often) onto a cookie sheet, freeze them - then bag them.
- If you like a little sugar in spaghetti sauce, also add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. It adds a secret ingredient.
- Use an old toothbrush to clean the crevices of the handles of your knives, your can opener, and your hand grater. I use one to clean the tight places of my drain rack.
- Boil away stuck on food from your pots by adding a couple tablespoons of baking soda to a pot half full of water and boil until the burnt on food loosens and floats
- Rub a small amount of beeswax onto your dusting cloth to polish and dust at the same time.
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FOR THE NEXT WEEK, I WILL BE DOING A SERIES ON DIY KITCHEN/COOKING TIPS & TRICKS. Today's ideas are: