Top 10 Kitchen Hints

clip_cookingI always said that we can all use all the help we can get in the kitchen. And as it happens to everyone, there are things that you can be missing just when you need them, other things that need fixing when they are not what they should be… you name it. Here are a few hints to make your kitchen adventures a little bit easier!

Top 10 Kitchen Hints:

1. To Sour Milk:

Combine 1 tablespoon of lemon juice of white vinegar with fresh milk to make 1 cup

2. To Keep Scalding Milk from Scorching:

Rinse the pot or pan with hot water before using

3. To Prevent Deep Dish fruit Pies From Bubbling Over:

Place a pyrex custard cup upside down in centre of the dish. Add fruit and top with crust. Cup also lifts pastry so that it won’t get soggy.

4. To Moisten Brown Sugar Which Has Already Hardened:

Place apple slices in container with sugar and cover tightly.

5. To Make Dishwashing Easier:

Rinse egg or flour coated utensils with cold water before washing.

6. To Tint Coconut:

Place a small amount of shredded coconut in a glass jar. Add a few drops of food colouring. Cover jar and shake until coconut is coloured.

7. To Whip Evaporated Milk:

Place a can of milk in your freezer until partially frozen. Pour contents into a very cold bowl, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 2/3 cups of milk and whip as cream.

8. To Coat Chicken or Meat:

Measure flour and seasonings into paper or plastic bag. Add a few pieces at a time and shake to coat. Use remaining flour to thicken gravy.

9. To Divide an Egg:

Beat slightly and measure with a tablespoon

10. To Remove Odours from Jars and Bottles:

Pour a solution of water and baking soda into them and let stand for several hours.

Hope these tips will help you – please send in your comments and suggestions – your input is always welcomed!

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About the author

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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