Kitchen tips are great, aren’t they? Using tips you discover can make your time in the kitchen easier when you are cooking, helping you save both time and money!
As I said in a recent post, I love a good kitchen tip. If I find something in a magazine or on a website that I’ve never tried, I will usually give it a try, especially if it has to do with a task I perform regularly.
So today, I want to share with you 10 kitchen tips that are some of my favorites to use in my kitchen – and I hope they will be for you too! Just so you know, there may be affiliate links in this article. If you click on them, and make a purchase, I may make a small commission but there will be no extra cost to you!
10 Never Fail Kitchen Tips
Make your grapes last.
When you buy grapes, and rinse them off, put them in a colander and store in the fridge. The cooler air can flow through the holes, allowing the grapes to stray fresh longer.
No mess rice.
If you are cooking rice or pasta, and want to keep them from boiling over, add one tablespoon of butter to the water, along with the rice or pasta. POOF – no more mess!
Double the life of your onions.
If you only need half an onion, and want to save the other half in the fridge, but you hate when it turns brown, rub the cut end with butter and cover in plastic wrap. Makes it as good as new!
Eggs separate like magic.
So you have to separate an egg, but your egg separator is out in the sandbox. Easy – find your smallest kitchen funnel and place it over a container, and then crack the egg over the funnel. The white will slide into the container leaving the yolk behind.
Make your bacon shrink-less.
Before you fry your bacon, always rinse it under cold water. It reduces how much it shrinks and you can have more bacon!
De-Scorch Your Rice.
Ever had the unpleasant experience of accidentally scorching your rice? Me too – and you usually realize it when it’s too late to make more. The quickest way to fix it – put a piece of white bread on top of the rice and put the lid on the rice. Let sit 5 to 6 minutes, then remove lid and toss the bread. Any scorched taste will be gone.
We all know buying block cheese and grating it yourself is a great way to save money. But cleaning the grater makes it seem not worthwhile. But, there’s a quick way to fix it. Put the grater in the freezer, or run cold water over it. The cold temps make the cheese not stick and makes clean up a breeze!
Double the egg whites.
If you are beating egg whites for a recipe, let the eggs sit on the counter at room temperature for 30 minutes. The egg whites can be whipped into a greater volume!
Honey to the last drop.
Ever find that your honey gets thick and crystallizes if it is in your cabinet for a while? That’s an easy fix – simply put the open container (lid off) in the microwave for 10 second increments. After each blast of heat, stir the honey. After a few trips in the micro, the honey will be just like it was when you bought it!
Keep those cookies soft.
Don’t you hate when cookies come out of the oven soft and chewy, but end up crispy and hard after a few days? For this great kitchen tip, all you have to do is throw a few apple slices into their storage container and the cookies will stay perfectly chewy. Are the cookies already a bit crisp? Soften them up again by brushing some milk on them and heat them at 225 degrees for 5 minutes. BAM – soft and chewy once again!
There ya go – easy tips you can head into your kitchen and try now! These tips are perfect because they won’t mess up and can make your time in the kitchen easier and get you out faster!
Do you have any favorite kitchen tips you want to share? Have you tried one of the kitchen tips above? Let me know in the comments below, and share with me on my Facebook page at My Greener Way.
Until next time