Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hot Tips From The Kitchen

1. When you have left over whipped cream, pipe it on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and freeze. It will be a treat for your coffee or hot chocolate.
2. Reduce the strong flavor of onions by slicing or dicing and placing in a colander. Rinse with cold water three times, allowing to sit in the cold water the last time for 15-20 minutes. Drain and use.
3. Zest your citrus fruit and freeze. It will last for 3 months and make those daily salads and desert special.
4. Right after opening a bottle of sticky syrup, whether it's maple syrup, Karo Syrup, molasses or honey, wipe the threads of the bottle with oil. This will prevent the cap sticking.
5. We all love tortillas, but by the time they are all used, they are dried out. To keep them fresh, open them immediately and place a sheet of wax paper between each one. Freeze in resealable bag. Then, remove only what you need and allow to thaw.
6. Use that new SHAM WOW towel to roll your salad greens in. It absorbs the moisture quickly and efficiently. Cut a SHAM WOW for the bottom of your crisper drawer to keep it clean and absorb leaky produce.
7. For greaselss meatloaf, put two slices of bread in the bottom of your pan, then place meat mixture on top of bread. Bake as usual, then before serving, rmove the grease soaked bread.
8. When brewing a large pitcher of iced tea, place several tea bags in the middle of your wire whisk and submerge in water. The bags stay submerged as the tea brews and they are easy to lift out when the tea is ready.

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