• Shredded coconut can sometimes become too dry. If that happens place them in a bowl of milk for 20 minutes, then drain it. You can save the milk for baking recipes. Use paper towel to dry the flakes.

  • Out of sour cream? Use 1/2 cup softened cream cheese with 2 tbs. milk. Use less milk to make it thicker.

  • If your cutting board stinks from onions, sprinkle it with salt and rub it with moist paper towel.

  • Soak cabbage and carrots in ice water for about an hour to make crispy cole slaw. Drain and dry before adding the dressing.

  • When storing onions in the frig do not use plastic because the plastic will pick up the onion odor and can affect the other food in the frig. Your best bet is to use a seal-able glass jar.

  • It's a good idea when making caramelized onions to make a big batch and freeze the extra. They will keep for a few months and will save you the time of doing them again just to add to steaks or burgers.

  • Next time you oven bake potatoes rub the outside with oil. It will crisp and brown the skins and allow the potatoes to absorb more of the heat, thus cutting down on cooking time.

  • An electric mixer can be used to mash potatoes but it you over do it they will become too thick and sticky.

  • Steam broccoli instead of microwaving. Microwaving will kill most of the antioxidants it contains.

  • Store potatoes in a cool, dry, dark place. If you store them in the refrigerator the starch will turn into sugar and the taste of them will change.


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