Today I am working on my cookbook and I came up with a page of helpful hints in the kitchen. Below are a few I came up with. Do you have any you would like for me to add? If so text me, email me or respond to this blog.
Helpful Hints In The Kitchen:
- Add fresh mint or fresh lemons to your ‘Southern Tea” for extra flavor.
- Always chill fruit juices or soda before adding them to drink recipes.
- Add soda water to juice for a bubbly low-calorie drink.
- When you have leftover veggies, drain and store in your freezer for soups to be made later.
- To make veggies look more elegant, add sesame seeds, almonds, etc.
- Save your water/broth after boiling chicken. Add salt and you have a great chicken broth.
- Want your food to stay hot on the plate? Heat your plates in the oven before using. Also, for salad bowl or plate chill before serving.
- To keep pasta from boiling over add a little olive oil in the water.
- To keep cheese from sticking to your cheese shredder, spray with Pam and then wipe it off.
- To cut down on pans to wash, grill you veggies with your meat on the grill.
- Before lighting your grill spray with PAM to help things not stick.
- After frying anything that you want to stay crispy do not cover. It will lose all crispness.
- For dusting your baked goods, put powdered sugar in a salt shaker.
- What to do with the old bananas…throw them unpeeled in a Ziploc and freeze for baking later.
- Make cookie dough a head of time and roll into ball. Freeze in zip lock bags and bake when needed. Store for up to 9 months.
- When making sugar cookies, sprinkle your counter with powdered sugar instead of flour for rolling dough.
- When baking and you only have a few cookie sheets, use parchment paper and have a sheet with cookies waiting to be cooked while one cooks.
- Use a new coffee grinder that you purchase for spices.
- Buy large amounts of meat to save $$ and separate at home. I also make meatball, meatloaf and hamburgers out of large amounts of hamburger and then freeze. This way the meal is ready to pull out of the freezer.
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