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Over the years I worked for a variety of companies and learned a variety of new hints, tips, and tricks to complete a variety of tasks.  The same concept works to make short order of food works.  By sharing hints, tips, and tricks, we can all do better with our food-related tasks and food budgets.

Please share your own hints, tips, and tricks so that we can all capitalize on our time management and save money with our food budgets.

Lettuce Leaf

  • A leaf of lettuce dropped into the pot absorbs the grease from the top of the soup.  Remove the lettuce and trash it as soon as it has served its purpose
  • Get butter and sugar to cream together faster if you rinse the bowl you are using with boiling water before adding the butter and sugar
  • Make cleanup after melting chocolate a snap by greasing the pan before melting chocolate
  • If you dip a spoon in hot water before measuring shortening or butter, the fat will slip off the spoon easily
  • If you buy cupcakes in a plastic-wrapped package and the frosting is stuck to the plastic wrap, run the package under COLD water for a moment before you unwrap the package and the frosting plastic wrap will come off clean!
  • When you are doing any kind of baking, you will get better results if you preheat the cookie sheet, muffin tins, or cake pans

    Hard Boiled Egg

  • To prevent egg yolks from crumbling when slicing hard boiled eggs, wet the knife before each cut
  • To prevent a cream pie crust from becoming soggy, sprinkle crust with powdered sugar
  • Pumpkin pie neat trick: put a layer of marshmallows in the bottom of a pumpkin pie, then add the filling.  You will have a nice topping as the marshmallow comes to the top
  • If the juice from an apple pie runs over into the oven, and you did not put the pie plate onto a cookie sheet, simply shake some salt on the apple juice that is on the bottom of the oven.  This causes it to burn to a crisp and can be easily removed when it cools

    Cheese

  • Make grating cheese a snap by briefly freezing the block of cheese before grating
  • If your aluminum baking pans have darkened because of repeated use, try boiling them in a quart of water that has two teaspoons of cream of tartar dissolved for 10 minutes
  • If you have a cracked dish, before trashing it, try boiling it for 45 minutes in sweet milk.  The crack will be welded together and it will hardly be visible.  Additionally, it will be strong and able to sand the same usage as before

Please share your own tips and tricks so we can add to this list.  I would love to be able to publish a free eBook that captures everyone’s tips and tricks to help save time and money with our food budgets.

Jeanne

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Updated: August 8, 2015 — 9:40 pm

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