Happy Tuesday TKW Family! Today I’m letting you guys take over this post and share some of your best kitchen tips and tricks either that were passed down in your family, ones you’ve come up with yourselves or even ones you’ve found online that rock.
If you have a kitchen tip, trick or hack, let me know and I can include you in the next round up!
♦ “Always use room temperature eggs when baking. It adds to a better lift”, Sara
♦ “Grind up pork rinds. Works as well and no carbs – perfect for diabetics for bread crumb substitute.”, Bill
♦ “Layer flavors and use salt while you are cooking.” Jan
♦ “Clean as you go!”, Pam
♦ “Buttermilk freezes!”, May
♦ “When making pie crust, replace some of the ice water with a tablespoon or two of ice-cold vodka. It makes the crust flakier!”, Jackie
♦ “Cook in volume and freeze in single size containers. Easy to grab for a lunch bag or when in need of a quick dinner!”, Jennifer Jo
♦ “Rub your dry herbs between your fingers and palm to release the oils/fragrance (by the heat of your hand).”, Sara
♦ “When frosting a cake put wax paper/parchment paper/ foil just under the edges all around then frost. When done pull the paper out and the plate will be clean and look almost professional!”, Jessica
♦ “To cut down on gas, add a quartered potato to your pinto beans while they cook. It absorbs much of the enzyme that causes the problem. DO NOT EAT THE POTATO!”, Carolyn
♦ “On either end of the aluminum foil box there were little tabs that punch in to secure the role.”, Anonymous
♦ “When cooking with butter, add a little olive oil to lower the smoke temperature.”, Sara
♦ “Have all of your ingredients measured ahead of time.”, Pamela
♦ “Make your own buttermilk by mixing 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon white vinegar and let set for 5 minutes.”, Jamie
♦ “Throw out dried herbs that are older than 6 months old. They lose their potency by that time.”, Michael
♦ “Pour leftover wine in ice cube trays and freeze. Add them to stews and broths for a more richer taste!”, George
♦ “Don’t use regular ice cubes to chill lemonade or juice drinks. Simply make a double batch and freeze the juice or lemonade into ice cubes. Use those to keep your drinks cold without watering them down!”, Chelsea
♦ “Use a stand mixer to easily shred chicken or pork! I learned that from you TKW!“, Ruth
Do you have a favorite kitchen tip or trick? Share it and we can add yours to the next roundup!
Recipe Reviews & Comments
For single households, use ice cube tray to freeze leftover gravy. Two cubes are enough to pour over single serve meat and potatoes or rice.