- FOLLOW DIRECTIONS FIRST; EXPERIMENT LATER.
The first time you make a recipe, always follow the directions exactly. Then you’ll know how to tweak it to your taste the next time.
- BREADING CHICKEN
If you’re breading chicken, just toss the meat with some breadcrumbs and seasoning in plastic or baper bag and then toss the chicken in and shake it up until each piece is well-coated and seasoned.
- KEEP YOUR COOKIES FRESH
Keep your cookies from going stale by placing a piece of bread in the container. Your cookies will soften up and the bread will become dry and hard.
- WHEN IN DOUBT, USE BUTTER
BUTTER makes everything taste so much better!
- BROWN FIRST
When baking up a hearty dish, always brown the meat before you put it in the oven. It makes the meat so much tastier.
- FLAKIER PIE WITH VODKA
When making pie crust, replace half the water with vodka, the vodka will evaporate leading to a flakier crust, and don’t forget your ingredients should be cold, to make sure the butter doesn’t get too soft.
- SPOT THE PERFECT WATERMELON
Three tips to find the perfect watermelon:
.The bottom: The yellow-er it is the sweeter
.The color: very dark green but with a yellow patch
.The sound: You should hear a hollow when you knock on it.
- SMACK YOUR CAKE PAN ON THE COUNTER BEFORE BAKING THE CAKE
After you’ve poured the batter in the cake pan, hold the pan by the edges and bang it on the counter. This will help the batter spread out evenly.
- TENDER SCRAMBLED EGGS
Cook your scrambled eggs really slowly on low-to-medium heat for the creamiest scrambled eggs ever.
- DON’T CRY
Freeze the onion, it will retard the release of the semi-toxic chemicals.
- KEEP YOUR FRIDGE CLEAN
To keep your refrigerator spotless, always wipe off the tops, bottoms and lids of your jars, food containers, milk, and condiments just before putting them back in the fridge.
- CLEAN AS YOU GO
You will have plenty of time to tidy up throughout the prep process and it prevents you from having a huge mess that intimidates you at the end.
13. BE PREPARED FOR LAST-MINUTE GUESTS
Who can forget Grandma’s old saying: If you drop silverware, it means unexpected company is coming. That’s why you should always have something on hand to serve unexpected guests.
Cook for people and they will know you love them, and they’ll remember it long after you’re gone!