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Show Me Your Tips!

Posted by on Sep. 22, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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Alright, get your mind outta the gutter and show me some real kitchen tips that actually work!

Tried, Tested and True Tips... lets see 'em.

by on Sep. 22, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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mojogirl
by on Sep. 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Tired of wilting celery?

Clean and dry the stalk.

Wrap in paper towels.

Then wrap tightly in aluminum foil and put in your crisper. 

Will keep four times longer without wilting.

mojogirl
by on Sep. 22, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Green onions are so expensive!

Regrow your own from leftover root nubs.

Just place them in a jar or glass with the white ends covered in water and place in a sunny spot.

You'll have new onions in a few days.  

Just replace the water and rinse the roots every couple days.

mojogirl
by on Sep. 22, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Fresh herbs going bad?

Don't toss them!

Chop 'em up and freeze them in ice cube trays with your choice of oil.

You'll have recipe ready herbs right in your freezer for months!


goddess99
by Michelle on Sep. 22, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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I wash fruit in vinegar water. Not much of a tip, but I've had berries still good a week later.

goddess99
by Michelle on Sep. 22, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Good tip.

Quoting mojogirl:

Fresh herbs going bad?

Don't toss them!

Chop 'em up and freeze them in ice cube trays with your choice of oil.

You'll have recipe ready herbs right in your freezer for months!



mylilprincesses
by Paula on Sep. 22, 2013 at 3:40 PM
Very interesting tip! Tfs

Quoting goddess99:

I wash fruit in vinegar water. Not much of a tip, but I've had berries still good a week later.

taKENheart
by Silver Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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 I've had great luck with placing cilantro in a tiny vase with water and putting a sandwich bag over the tops.  I'm sure other herbs could be kept longer like that.  Of course the freezing them in cubes is great if you know you won't be able to use up the fresh herbs you have on hand.

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by on Sep. 22, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Here is a tip for the most delicious & easy refried beans.

Ingredients:

cooking oil, butter, jalepeno pepper, lg. can pinto beans.

Directions:

Heat some oil and butter in a pan and add the jalepeno (whole).  Stir the jalepeno around in the oil and butter.  Next you want to add your can of pinto beans and start mashing them into the butter/oil/jalepeno (do not mash the jalepeno at all, keep it whole, it is only for flavor).  After you have your refried beans, remove the jalepeno.

The refried beans will taste delicious with the perfect amount of kick. ;)

D-Town
by on Sep. 23, 2013 at 4:20 AM

 My favorite tip:

 

Have a recipe that calls for egg whites or just an egg yolk? Use an empty water bottle to separate. Crack the egg into a bowl, squeeze the empty bottle and put the mouth over the yolk, let go and watch the egg yolk get sucked up.

SweetLuci
by Luci on Sep. 23, 2013 at 10:55 AM

 If you like having parsley on hand, but it seems to wind up going bad before you use it, try freezing it. Wash and dry, remove the leaves and put them in a food processor, and chop on high for about 20 seconds. or finely chop by hand. Put the chopped parsley in a plastic freezer bag, roll up the bag to remove as much air as possible and stick it in the freezer. It will keep for up to 6 months. You can use the parsley frozen, even in a dish that won't be cooked. Just break off the amount you need. The parsley will thaw in a matter of seconds.

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