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Share your Favorite Kitchen Tips

Last year, a family member retired (my mom…). Since their retirement, the number of forwards in my inbox have sky-rocketed. Everything from jokes to kitchen tips. At first, I trashed them, but then I realized that some days I needed a laugh and I always need tips!  And honestly – most of them have been circling since about 1999 (when I had my first AOL email account) – so its sometimes nice to ensure a little “blast from the past”.

My favorite recent email was the kitchen tips…one kitchen tip that I learned was that when you are cooking something in boiling water (i.e. the manicotti shells from Friday’s post), put a wooden spoon over the pot, and it will stop it from boiling over. This definitely helps my annoying electric stove which is a COMPLETE pain to clean not get messier than it has to!

 

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Hope this tip helps…would love to hear in the comments some of your favorite tips as well. Anything to make this mom’s life easier!

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Ann Marie - June 4, 2012 - 9:14 pm

My Mom shared a tip with me that she just learned about and now swears by. Rinse strawberries, blueberries and/or raspberries in 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water. (Put vinegar and water in bowl, mix together, put berries in and swirl around. Drain then rinse your berries). The berries not only seem to get cleaner than with regular water, but stay fresh longer in your refrigerator! Thought I would share since strawberry and blueberry season is coming up!!

Ellie {Musing Momma} - June 6, 2012 - 4:32 pm

I will definitely be trying the wooden spoon trick! My favorite kitchen trick is for cleaning the microwave. Simply put a bowl of water in the microwave and heat for 2-3 minutes – then simply wipe off all the nastiness in the microwave. SO much easier than scrubbing and using chemical cleaners!

admin - June 7, 2012 - 5:35 am

I also heard recently, put a wet sponge in the microwave – you jointly clean the sponge, and provide the moisture in the microwave to clean it out!!

admin - June 7, 2012 - 5:37 am

I love this! Thank you so much. BTW – my husband read the comment and did this with the blueberries I bought this weekend!!

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