Happy Tuesday TKW Family! On this weeks edition of Tuesday’s Tip with The Kitchen Whisperer I’m sharing with you even more kitchen wisdom, tips and tricks! I love it when so many of you chime in on facebook or send me emails of “Hey my Mom used to do X…” as a tip to share! Please add your tips below in the comments! Share the knowledge!
Keeping fruit from turning: when you make a fruit salad that contains apples or bananas, sprinkle a little lemon juice over top and mix it. Not only will it prevent your fruits from browning but it’ll add a great light and bright taste!
Best way to peel hard boiled eggs: Once the eggs are cooked, allow to chill for at least an hour in the fridge. When ready to peel, run the egg under cold water, crack on the counter and peel away. If need be run it again under the water and the shell slips off!
Reviving old spices: Place your old spices in a pan over medium heat and lightly toast. It’ll help revive the flavor in a pinch.
Hodgepodge roasted veggies: To clean out your fridge of those root veggies, simply preheat the oven to 400, rough chop the veggies, toss with some olive oil, salt and pepper and roast for 15-20 minutes. It’s a great dish and even greater way to use up those random veggies!
Make it a double!: When making rice, quinoa or couscous double the batch and store the uneaten stuff for another recipe later in the week! Having these types of staples on hand is perfect and saves a lot of time during the week for meal prep!
Stop the slippage: When using a cutting board, place a damp paper towel underneath to prevent the board from slipping and sliding all over the place. Do the same thing when using a mixing bowl on your counter!
Caramelize Onions in bulk: Coming from someone who refuses to eat raw onions but loves caramelized onions, next time you saute up onions, make a double or triple batch and save the rest in the fridge for another dish. These can go in just about any dish and kick up the flavor by ten fold!
Pie Baking: While I love my mother’s old ceramic pie pans my favorite way to make a pie is to use a glass pie dish. It heats up evenly plus you can just look at the crust to see if it’s done!
Prevent Pot Boil-Overs: Use that wooden spoon! Simply place the spoon on top of a boiling pot. Because wood is not a good material for conducting heat, the hot water strays away from the handle.
Perfect cut brownies: Once they are cooled and firm to the touch, use a serrated knife!
Reheating Pizza in a microwave: If you must reheat pizza in a microwave place the pizza on a plate and place a cup of water in with it. The water will keep the pizza from drying out and prevent the crust from getting that stiff-too chewy effect.
Now what are some of your kitchen tips?