Helpful Cooking Ideas – Tips To Make Your Life Easier!
- When measuring honey or molasses, measure your oil for the recipe first. You can spray with cooking spray but doing the oil first saves a step and saves on cooking spray.
- I use an ice cream scoop to measure my honey and other things. It is exactly one fourth of a cup and with the little scraping arm on the inside, the ice cream scoop gets all of the honey out very nicely.
- If you need to use a flour sifter, never wash it. Store it in a plastic bag until your next use. Flour sifters rust very easily and washing them can ruin them. If for some reason you really must wash your flour sifter make sure you dry it well. Place the flour sifter in a warm oven to dry it (but make sure you take it out before you use the oven!).
- If you are out of toothpicks and need to test a cake, use a piece of uncooked spaghetti.
- When you have small amounts of jam or jelly left over, set the jar in a saucepan of hot water and melt. Use the melted jelly for glazes on meats like ham or pork chops or for sauces on pancakes, waffles, puddings and ice cream. They’re also great poured into a smoothie or milkshake for extra flavor.
- If your honey, syrup or jelly has crystallized, just warm it by setting it in a pan of water or for a few seconds in the microwave.
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