8 Kitchen Tips & Tricks
I love good kitchen hack. Anything to make my life easier is much appreciated. Today I’m sharing my tried-and-true kitchen tips and tricks. They’re ones that I actually use and love. Some of them I’ve been utilizing since I was a teen! These quick and clever kitchen hacks will save you time, money and effort!
1. Olive Oil
To avoid burning butter when sauteing, add a few drops of Olive Oil to the melted butter. Or, if you don’t mind the overpowering taste of olive oil, skip the butter and use only olive oil, which consists mostly of monounsaturated fat, unlike butter, which consists mostly of saturated fat.
2. Butter & Wrap
To cut butter smoothly into clean pats, cover the knife blade with Saran Wrap (or heat the blade).
3. Ziploc Storage Bags
To make decorative butter swirls, place a stick of softened butter in a Ziploc Storage Bag, snip off one of the bottom corners of the bag with a pair of scissors, and squeeze individual servings onto a cookie sheet. Refrigerate to harden the butter again.
4. Baking Soda
To reduce the smell of cabbage while it cooks, add one-quarter teaspoon Arm & Hammer Baking Soda to the cooking water.
5. Heinz White Vinegar
To minimize the odor of cooking cabbage, fill a drinking glass halfway with Heinz White Vinegar and set the glass near the stove. Vinegar absorbs odors.
To eliminate the odor of cooking cabbage, add a few unshelled Planters Walnuts to the cooking water in the pot.
To reduce the odor of cooking cabbage and simultaneously enhance the taste, mix two tablespoons ReaLemon lemon juice in the cooking water before adding the cabbage.
8. Wonder Bread
To prevent cooked cabbage from exuding an odor, place a slice of stale Wonder Bread on top of the cabbage to absorb the odor. When finished cooking, discard the bread.