Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday Tips! Cooking/Food.

Here we go again.

Tips for cooking/other uses for food & such.


  1. Making food and it's a little too salty? Add about 1 tsp of sugar! It won't be so salty anymore!
  2. I'm not a big egg fan, but I do know that when boiling eggs adding a little bit of white vinegar will keep them from cracking.
  3. My daddy is a BIG salsa maker. I used to love making it with him when I lived at home. If your salsa is a little too hot, add a drop or two of vanilla!
  4. Making a homemade sauce or stew? Lots of fat on top? Float a large lettuce leaf on top to gather the fat. Remove leaf and repeat is necessary.
  5. With Thanksgiving coming up I thought I would share this little tip. If you are worried about your stuffing falling out while your turkey is baking, put a raw potato in the end! It will keep everything from spilling out!

Other ways to use food!

  1. Use popcorn (not buttered) for packing things that you are mailing. Not only will it keep them safe (for the most part) but it's earth friendly!
  2. Garbage disposal getting a little stinky? Don't want to use bleach? Use lemon! Squeeze some juice in there with a little bit of the peel and turn it on. Fresh in no time!
  3. Baking soda=great carpet deodorizer!
  4. Justin taught me this! Use Cumin on cuts inside your mouth. It dries it up and helps it heal faster!
  5. If you(or your child) gets into stinging nettles or I've heard people using this for bee stings. Make a paste out of baking soda and water. It helps the sting go away.

Other uses for non-edible things!

  1. Use a pizza cutter for pancakes and waffles. It makes slicing them up so much easier.
  2. Need granulated sugar but you only have sugar cubes? Send the cubes into the garlic press!
  3. Store open packages of spaghetti noodles in pringle cans!
  4. Making stuffed green peepers and they keep falling over? Stick them in a muffin pan!
  5. Rubber gloves are great for helping you open tough jars! And old soda bottles tops make great make-do funnels!

Ok I think that's all I have for today! Let me know if you have anymore to add!


Peach Bellini Bride said...

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kkrowan said...

Aw, Thank you! If you have any questions or need anything let me know!

MLG said...

To add to your too salty quick fix - if you're making something savory, a half of a raw potato will also even out the saltiness.

Also, I've found that for some things, chicken broth can be substituted for milk. For example, I was making a tuna casserole a few months ago & realized after I'd already started everything that I'd forgotten to pick up milk. I had chicken granules, so I made a cup of chicken broth to put in place of the milk & it turned out even better than usual! I've also used it in soups & even mashed potatoes in place of the milk. :)