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Tips and Shortcuts for the Cook
The cook of the house always appreciates tips for the kitchen. Anytime that the cook can find shortcuts or a way of making it easier and faster to get their job done it is a major plus to their lives. These little dandies will be a nice addition to your kitchen tips and hints book.
Peel a banana from the bottom and you will not have to pick the little "stringy things" off it. That is how the primates do it.Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.
Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!
Peppers with three bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with four bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.
Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.
To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.
For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.
Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.
Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simple chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!!
Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream
1. Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and
heat until warm.
This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and
it really works.
2. Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash until they are all broken up. Add
remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip
(corner) of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy
clean up. Has been said but this one was worth repeating!
3. Reheating Refrigerated Bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a
microwave with a cup of water.
The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster, keeping the
freshness in and making it taste just like they were freshly made.
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water.
dump out the hot water, but do not dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass fill it 1/2" with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid, mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!
More tips, hints and shortcuts on organizing and cleaning at Organizing Your Life THE EASY WAY.com
posted on: 5/9/2008 10:00:00 AM by Jan Hayner
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Jan Hayner is a Professional Organizer and the creator of www.organizingandcleaning.com filled with tips and hints on home organizing and house cleaning shortcuts. After years and years of making mistakes and wasting money she has used her own experiences to help take the stress out of life. There are so many shortcuts to cleaning and organizing, that when you apply them, you will have time for the fun things in life!
Fun Things To Do
- Fishing Lake Michigan
Whether it is by boat or off the pier, there is nothing like getting that first Coho or King.
- Grandchildren are fun
Making memories for your grandchildren of all of the fun times they had with grandma and grandpa is one of the best memories you will make for yourself too.
A tent, a firepit and sitting in the woods is a campers dream. We spend a lot of time camping in Northern Wisconsin and I have tons of camping recipes to share.
- American Idol
I am hooked on this show, nothing interrupts me when this is on. By the time they get to Hollywood, I already have the top ten picked out.
- Last Comic Standing
I love to see how these people, take the judges advice and change their tactics to become great comics, instead of just a comic.
Now really, isn't he the kind of doctor you want on your side? He always has a reason for his actions, he looks until he finds the cure and he has flaws just like the rest of us.
- Any home make over show
I get some of my best ideas off of these shows and I also find things that I wouldn't dream of doing to someone elses home. I will admit, there are times that I wish they would call me and ask for my help!