Tips & Tricks

I will use this page to fill you in on all the fabulous tips I have accumlated over the years that have expanded my cooking knowledge and made my time in the kitchen easier!

  • If you are cutting an onion and your eyes are burning and tearing up, quickly run your hands under cold water and they will stop.

  • To make perfect potatoes, think about investing a little money (maybe $35) and get a potato ricer. They look like this..
Once your potatoes are peeled, quartered and boiled, put them through a potato ricer and they will come out looking like little grains of rice. Your days of lumpy potatoes will be OVER instantly and you will need very little milk/cream/butter to keep them moist and smooth. No more mashing or standing there with a mixer to whip them. All it will take is a spoon to stir them together! Voila!

  • Sick of having pots boil over that make a big mess on your stovetop? Add a small amount of vegetable oil to the pot and it won't boil over. Don't believe me? Try it.  If you are making pastas or potatoes and you will have a pot of boiling water add the oil and it will be fine.  :)

  • For the perfect hard boiled egg: place the eggs in a pan and fill with just enough cold water to cover them. Bring to a rolling boil. Once they come to a boil, remove from the heat and put a lid on the pan. Let them sit in the pan with the lid on for 8 minutes. Take them out of the pan and put them in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Perfect every time!
  • Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away!


Jaclyn said...

This is great! Who knew???

But if this area is for daily tips, I'm still waiting for more.... ;-)

Monica said...

To get the smell of onion or garlic off your hands, wet them and rub on stainless steel. (I have a little stainless steel "bar of soap", but the sink or tap works just fine!)

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