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Top 10 Kitchen Tricks That Speed Up Cooking. So you’ve started beefing up your cooking skills, but the process is still a little tedious.

Top 10 Kitchen Tricks That Speed Up Cooking

Here are 10 surprising kitchen techniques that will save you a bunch of time — not to mention wow your friends. Please enable JavaScript to watch this video. 10. Deseed A Pomegranate In Seconds Using A Wooden Spoon If you don’t love pomegranates, it’s either because you’ve never had one or you hate how much work they take to deseed. 9. Peeling a hard boiled egg is a pain in the butt, but there’s a much easier way to get to the goods inside: just cut it in half and spoon it out of the shell. 8. Most 12 packs of soft drink are designed to sit in your fridge, but who needs an entire box sitting in there? 7. Ladling pancake batter into a pan is a recipe for a mess. 6. If you don’t like eating apples whole (they can, after all, get a little messy that way), but don’t always have a knife around, you can actually break them in half with your bare hands.

Cute Packaging Ideas for Homemade Edible Gifts . Kitchen Explorers . PBS Parents. One aspect of the holiday season I absolutely love is seeing the enthusiasm and desire for people to make and give homemade gifts to one another.

Cute Packaging Ideas for Homemade Edible Gifts . Kitchen Explorers . PBS Parents

Freshly baked cookies, jarred jams, flavored cooking oils, and spice rubs are just a few homemade gifts which are relatively easy to make and add a special personal touch I appreciate so much. For me, much of the joy of giving homemade gifts is how the gifts are packaged. I like both minimalist and crafty types of packaging using take out containers, cellophane bags, tins, and craft bags. This year I found some holiday themed tins with lids at the dollar store which the girls plan to bake cookies and deliver to their friends. Encyclopedia of spices. StillTasty: Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide - Save Money, Eat Better, Help The Environment.

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Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips. 2. Use a meat baster to "squeeze" your pancake batter onto the hot griddle - perfect shaped pancakes every time. 3. To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes. CheapCooking.com: Cheap Quick Easy Recipes for your Family, Cheap Healthy Recipes, Grocery List on a Budget. Condiments.html from backtable.org. How to Make Sassy Water To Flatten Your Belly. My Fridge Food - Recipes you already have in your Fridge. The key to preventing moldy berries? Vinegar! - Food Lush. By Katie Berries, particularly super-fresh berries, are just wonderful, aren't they?

The key to preventing moldy berries? Vinegar! - Food Lush

Image: Healthyfellow.com But they're also kind of delicate. Raspberries in particular seem like they can mold before you even get them home from the market. There's nothing more tragic than paying $4 for a pint of local raspberries, only to look in the fridge the next day and find that fuzzy mold growing on their insides. Well, with fresh berries just starting to hit farmers markets, you can tell that we Foodlush writers have berries, and how to keep them fresh, on the brain this week! Wash them with vinegar. A friend of mine shared this tip with me a few weeks ago, and it really, really works. The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit, and voila!

10 Easy Kitchen Extracts to Make at Home. There is no need to buy vanilla extract, or most baking extracts for that matter, because a lot of them can be made at home.

10 Easy Kitchen Extracts to Make at Home

It may sound complicated and unnecessary to do this, but I can assure you it is much easier than you think. Most of the time making extracts entails steeping the flavoring ingredients in a liquor or sugar. Over time the liquid or sugar is infused with desired flavor and scent of the nut or bean that has been used. Sure, there are still unusual extracts at that I buy from the store. I haven’t figured out how to make King Arthur Flour’s Fiore de Sicilia, a creamsicle scented extract, for example, but I when I have I’ll let you know!

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