The Cooking Mom's Secrets and Tips
Pickle Juice Cleanser
Got an empty a jar of dill pickles? Use the left-over juice to clean the copper bottoms of your pans. Let juice sit in pan for 15 minutes. Comes out looking like new.
When using dried beans and peas, keep in mind that 1 cup dry beans or peas makes 2 1/2 cups cooked.
Olive Oil as Cleaner
Pour a little olive oil into dirty glasses vases and let stand until the stains or sediment disappear.
Crisp French Fries
Let raw potatoes stand in cold water for at least half an hour before frying to improve the crispness of french-fried potatoes.
Always let your roast rest 10 minutes before carving, This allows the juices to retreat back into the meat.
Microwave garlic cloves for 15 seconds and the skins slip right off.
Perfect Hardboiled Eggs
For the perfect hardboiled egg, cover eggs with cold water and bring the water to a full boil. Remove from heat and let sit in water for 13 minutes.
Keep popcorn fresh longer by storing in the freezer.
How Much Rice?
When using rice, keep in mind that 1 cup of uncooked long-grain white rice makes 3 cups cooked.
Before opening a package of bacon, roll it. This helps separate the slices for easy removal of individual slices.
Keep That Dough
Cookie dough can be frozen up to three months in an airtight container or refrigerated three to four days.
How Much Sugar?
When using granulated sugar, keep in mind that one pound sugar is the equivalent to 2 cups.