Here are some good ideas I have collected from bloggers and readers over the years.
Remember this post?
Look on your aluminum foil or plastic wrap box. There should be 2 tabs on the sides.
Press in the notches, this keeps the roll in tact! Go figure.
Don't you hate when your brown sugar gets hard? I usually put it in the microwave to soften it up, however, did you know that if you store a slice of bread in the bin with the brown sugar it lasts forever? and the bread never gets moldy, I swear.
(You can also store a marshmallow in the bag, but I never seem to have marshmallows on hand).
It's always such a pain cutting up strawberries to use in cakes.
How about using a straw to hull strawberries???? Genius!
Instead of throwing away that mustard jar, keep adding some oil and vinegar to the jar and shake. You will have homemade salad dressing forever.......
Save your Parmigiano Reggiano cheese rinds (they stay forever too). Throw them into stews and soups that are simmering a long time. The rinds melt and become soft and gooey and make everything more delicious!
and last, MY favorite tip (or rule!) is: if you are having a dinner party or cooking for someone special, whether it's your boss or a date — never try a new recipe or ingredient that you are unfamiliar with. Stick with the tried and true. (been there, done that!).
Tell us your favorite kitchen tip and 2 random winners will win the book Good Food to Share by the author of The Kitchn blog, Sarah Kate Gillingham Ryan (that's a mouthful)......where that yummy Caesar deviled egg recipe came from.