Do you want to save time in the kitchen?
Here are eight tips to make life easier when you’re cooking up a storm.
- Baking garlic in the microwave for 10 seconds makes it easy to peel. Alternatively, you can put the cloves in a jar and shake it, but the microwave way is quicker and less work for you.
- Laying a wooden spoon across the top of a boiling pot will stop the contents from boiling over.
- Putting salt on the chopping board before cutting up herbs will stop them from sticking to the knife. The friction and weight of the salt will keep the herbs from sticking to your knife and getting all over the board.
- Sprinkle some water on hardened brown sugar, place a wet paper towel over it, and microwave for 30 seconds. The sugar will soften and be easy to use.
- Microwaving lemons for 20-30 seconds before use will get more juice out of them.
- Broken eggshell in your cracked eggs? No problem—wetting your fingertips will allow you to pick out that eggshell in a jiffy!
- Adding ice cubes to soup or casseroles when they’re cooked will bring the fat to the surface and make it easy to skim off.
- Throwing a lettuce hard onto the cutting board will loosen the core and make it easy to remove.
Research by Monica and Kathy