Kitchen Tips & Tricks

What little bits of kitchen/cooking wisdom have you gleaned (or learned the hard way?) Share your best hints here!


Here's a couple I have found:


1. Always cut your brownies with a plastic knife if you want clean cuts. Brownies stick to a metal knife so you'll wind up with all those brownie clumps if you try to cut with a metal knife. I'll sometimes start the cut at the edge with a sharp metal knife (to get through the harder part of the brownie) but cut through the center part with a disposable plastic knife. Perfect brownies every time!


2. If you have a recipe calling for a very small amount of a vegetable---like 2 tbs. chopped red pepper--instead of buying an ENTIRE pepper and having to either A) waste it or B) try to figure out what the heck to do with it... go to the salad bar! The grocery store salad bar has pre-chopped veggies and you can get just what you need without having tons leftover.

Posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:16 am
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I feel like I have been hardcore missing out on some seriously helpful kitchen tips!


My contribution is: if you're cooking with peanut butter, spray the measuring spoon/cup/whatever unit of measurement you're using with a nonstick spray before filling it with peanut butter. The peanut butter will just slide right out!

Posted on October 21, 2011 at 11:05 am
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I forgot to say, I tried using ketchup instead of tomato paste in my chicken tortilla soup the other week and it worked just fine! It probably depends a little bit on what you're cooking, but I can confidently say this is a workable substitute. :)


 

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Posted on October 27, 2011 at 4:39 pm
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reading all over, i gathered info and tips.ty

Posted on March 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm
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