16 Cooking & Food Tips You Want to Know



We could all use some tips to make things a little easier when it comes to cooking and in the kitchen. At least for me anyway. Here are 16 tips for food and in the kitchen.

1.  To prevent egg shells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling.

2. Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.

3. Use a meat baster to “squeeze” your pancake batter onto the hot griddle and you’ll get perfectly shaped pancakes every time.

4. To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

5. Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispy treats in the pan and the marshmallow won’t stick to your fingers.

6. To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature and roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.

7. Spray your Tupperware with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato-based sauces and there won’t be any stains. If you do have stains, click here to find out how to remove them. 

8. When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won’t be any white mess on outside of the cake.

9. If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant “fix me up.”

10. Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks. To find out how to store all fruits and vegetables so they last longer, click here.

11. Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it.

12. When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn’s natural sweetness.

13. To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh, but if it rises to the surface, throw it away.

14. A good way to use leftover wine (if there is ever any 🙂 Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

15. Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with water.

16. To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on the stove top.


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Erin Kennedy and I’m the Founder and Creative Director. I love food, cooking and learning tips in the kitchen and of course, eating. Sharing all this food love is a passion of mine.

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