Genius Kitchen Tips and Tricks

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Having children requires you to become time savvy. You never know when a new little emergency is going to occur in your sweet pumpkins life. Here are a few tips and fun ideas to help you save time and frustration in the kitchen.

  1. Grate cold butter. Your stick has to be nearly frozen for it to work and you must work fast to prevent it from melting. Grated butter is perfect for adding to flour before baking and also makes the melt much faster.
  2. I make eggs for breakfast just about every morning, and the brown organic eggs seem to break off into little pieces so much easier. Instead of fishing around with your finger to dig them out of your bowl (yeah, I do that), use one of the egg shell halves to scoop it out!
  3. Freeze leftover sauces in ice cube trays. The cubes can later be reheated when you are in need of a quick sauce!
  4. I hate peeling garlic. It takes forever and it smells awful! Solution: smash all the cloves with a bowl. Shake the smashed cloves up inside a closed Tupperware and voila, the cloves are separated.
  5. Instead of stirring your pasta several times in between the cook time in your microwave, leave a small circle empty in the middle of your plate so that the pasta will cook more evenly.
  6. Store your ice cream in a plastic freezer bag to prevent cold air from making your favorite flavor rock hard. If you like straight spoons and soft ice cream, this trick is worth the extra step! Try to push out as much air out of the bag as you can before putting it in the freezer.
  7. To prevent your cutting board from sliding all over the place, use a wet paper towel or damp hand towel under your board to keep it in place.
  8. Stretch Press’n Seal over any cup to make it a little more kid friendly. Poke a straw through the middle and you’ve got your very own homemade travel cup.
  9. If you have pancake lovers in your home, you know how time consuming it is to cut every little pancake to their liking. Instead of using a fork and knife, use your pizza cutter! Just stake your cakes and have at it.
  10. Make your own yogurt pops! Stick a popsicle stick in the top of your closed yogurt containers and freeze. It’s a delicious, guilt free summer snack.

Happy cooking!———————————————————————————————————————————————————————
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Comments

  1. i have never heard that about the pasta!

  2. Thanks for the tips! I am totally doing that with the yogurt this weekend with my step daughter.

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