7 Kitchen Tips & Tricks
Even if you are comfortable in the kitchen, you may find this list a handy reminder for decoding recipe instructions. The better you are able to understand recipes, the more organized you will be as you work your way through them. Discover 7 different ideas and tips to make your cooking time a little bit more pleasant!
1. Bulk Butter
Buy butter in bulk when it’s on sale so you’ll have plenty on hand for holiday baking. Freeze it in plastic zipper storage bags for up to 6 months.
2. Seasonal Suggestions
Buying produce while it’s in season will taste fresher, adds variety, and is more budget friendly.
3. Well-Stocked Pantry
Be sure to keep your pantry and freezer stocked with handy ingredients that can be used for multiple quick dishes. Pasta, tomato sauce, salsa, rice, frozen or canned vegetables, and broth can be used in endless ways.
4. Holiday Hurrying
As the holidays approach, check your pantry early on. Stock up before the rush on essentials you know you'll need.
5. Popcorn Salt
Use a spice grinder or food processor to grind salt to powder. The powder salt will stick to popcorn better, with less falling to the bottom of the bowl.
6. Salt Early
When popping popcorn in an air popper or on the stove top, add salt before the popping begins. The salt will be better dispersed and soak into the popcorn better than shaking on when done.
7. Need The Nuts
Nuts are a convenient, healthy snack that provide good fat and fiber. Store nuts in the freezer to keep them fresh longer.