Dear Creatives, Everyone who works in their kitchens loves to have & share good tips along with good recipes! Right? Honestly, the shortcuts, tricks along with the tools of the trade can make cooking, baking & of course even storing items easier. Most recently I found a few tips I had to share with you & put them together all in one place.
Oh, this so needed piping bag tip!
Martha Stewart Tips:
The best way to clean cast iron: Scrub it with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt, a natural abrasive, absorbs oil and lifts away bits of food while preserving the pan’s seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry.
Martha Stewart Tips Using Natural Products:
Combine 3 parts warm water with 1 part baking soda. With a damp sponge, rub the paste on laminate counter-tops, then rinse. It will also polish chrome and stainless steel.
Distilled White Vinegar and Lemon Juice placed paper towels or sponges soaked in full-strength vinegar or lemon juice over crusty buildup around faucets. Leave for about an hour, then scrub deposits away.
Dish-washing gloves protect hands from dishwater. Chicken and Egg print cuff is sewn onto the top of an classic blue rubber glove & sold at Cheldomesticgoodies. While it adds style and fun, the cuff adds functionality by catching the water as it may drip down the glove while doing the dishes. She also sells some cute aprons & other kitchen items.
- keep a couple of marshmallows in my brown sugar bag to keep it from getting hard
- baking soda will keep the fridge smelling fresh
- eggs that are boiled in salted water and quickly cooled in cold water peel easier
- if you don’t own a pastry bag & need one you can make one in a pinch you can make one from a gallon size heavy duty storage zip-lock bag by just snipping off a bottom corner & zipping bag closed after adding ingredients (no more than 1/2 way full) that need to be piped.
- don’t have a rolling pin you can use a wine bottle, wrap with saran & chill bottle so floured dough won’t stick to bottle keeping it from getting messy
- to get onion or garlic smell off your hands rub with lemon juice from a fresh lemon & then wash them
- A mix of salt and soda water can be used to wipe out and deodorize the inside of your refrigerator
- Pour salt mixed with hot water down the kitchen sink regularly to deodorize and keep grease from building up
- Wipe down scissor blades with a cloth dipped in full-strength white vinegar, and then dry it off with a rag or dish towel, this gets anything sticky off without rusting them
- To clean lunch box smells soak a slice of white bread in white vinegar and leave it in lunch box space overnight. The smell should be gone by morning
- having your pantry organized, by item categories such as soups, crackers, lunch snacks, sauces, noodles & other staples…helps with grabbing & cooking or making grocery lists
What is your favorite tip for in the kitchen you can share?
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