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Friday, July 12, 2013

Tips on Friday

It is time to share a few more tips that I have been keeping in my tip file.  These are pretty good.  Take a look.

When making a soup, sauce, or casserole that ends up too fatty or greasy, drop in an ice cube. The ice will attract the fat...which you can then scoop out.

Microwave garlic cloves for 15 seconds and the skins slip right off.

In a hurry and accidentally put too much salt into your dish? Don’t worry, just put a large peeled potato into the pot while still cooking. The potato will absorb the salt like a sponge.

If you find yourself measuring oil and honey for a recipe, measure the oil first, then the honey next, which will then slide out easily - also useful if you make those "food style" beauty masks.

If you have some leftover wine at the end of the evening, freeze it in ice cube trays for easy addition to soups and sauces in the future... or just as ice.

Freeze tomato paste in the can. Open both ends and punch out the paste. Wrap the frozen paste in foil and freeze, then slice off what you need as you need it.

What do you think?  Pretty good, huh?  Yeah!

Start your weekend off well.  Meanwhile .... keep it simple and make itreal.



  1. love the tip about leftover wine. why didn't I think of that?

    1. Yeah, it is a good one. A lot of people, though, never have "leftover" wine.