The Cooking Mom's Secrets and Tips
How Much Sugar?
When using granulated sugar, keep in mind that one pound sugar is the equivalent to 2 cups.
Pancakes are lighter and fluffier when you substitute club soda for milk in the batter.
Separate Your Cookies
Always store different types of cookies in separate containers so they’ll keep their original flavor and texture.
Grocery Bags are Better
Drain deep fried foods on brown paper grocery bags as opposed to paper towels to retain crispness.
Whenever possible, warm your dinner plates slightly in the oven before serving so the meal stays a little bit hotter.
When using all-purpose flour, keep in mind that one pound of flour is the equivalent to 4 cups.
Thinly Sliced Steaks
To slice meat into thin strips partially freeze and it will slice easily.
Use a drop of white vinegar to clean eyeglasses.
Want juicier chicken? Marinade it in buttermilk for up to 24 hours to tenderize.
Cool Cookie Dough
If your cookies are spreading too much, try refrigerating the dough for a couple of hours before baking.
Add a small amount of lemon juice to the artichoke cooking water to retain the color of the artichoke.
Keep Pesto Cool
Never heat pesto sauce! The basil will discolor and taste bitter.