Time and money are two things we often feel like we never have. It may not feel like it, but saving time and money is possible in the kitchen with a few simple tips. Also, visit our blog post 30 Minute Meals; these recipes should also save you time in the kitchen.
How to save broth: Why not save leftover broth for those times when you need broth or stock to finish out a recipe? Whenever you’re working with broth or stock and have leftovers, just pour it into an ice cube tray. Freezing the broth makes it last longer. It also makes it easier to use. Next time you’re cooking, just throw some ice cubes into the pan.
Make cookies faster: You’re already going to all of the effort to make cookies, right? Why not make an extra portion that you can freeze and use later. Just roll the dough into balls, throw them into a ziplock bag or container and you can make cookies at a moment’s notice in the future. We know, this idea clocks in at evil genius level (it’s so good!).
How to make mayo: Ever wonder how mayonnaise is made? Well, there’s a quick and easy way to make mayonnaise for when you’re stuck in a pinch and need mayo to finish a recipe. This might happen to you when you’re baking a cake and there’s no mayo in sight. With a stick blender, mix one cup of oil and one egg until it looks like mayonnaise.
How to serve ice cream: Once you serve ice cream like this, you’ll never go back to an ice cream scoop again. If you’re serving up the whole tub of ice cream, it’s recommended that you put the container of ice cream in hot water for twenty seconds. Next, even though it sounds weird, cut the ice cream using a knife. You should be able to cut nice slices of ice cream.
How to cut grapes and cherry tomatoes: Forget cutting every single tiny tomato or grape one at a time. Put them in-between two lids and slice the nice through the middle to cut all of the tomatoes or grapes at once.
How to keep guac from going brown: Guacamole is delicious, but no one likes brown guacamole that stayed in the fridge for too long. You can squeeze some lemon on the guac to prevent this, but take it a step further by covering the top of the bowl of guac in water. The water will cover the guac so it doesn’t turn brown and it won’t mix into the remaining guac. Enjoy!
How to open a jar: We’ve all experienced not being able to open a jar and going crazy. You don’t have to wait for someone else to open it. Use a bottle opener on the lid of the jar and then twist it open.
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