culinary tips

To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

When using bananas, slice them into pineapple juice, making sure the slices are covered by juice. You’ll find the bananas won’t discolor.

Meat loaf will not stick to pan if you place a strip or two of bacon at the bottom of the pan before packing the meat mixture in.

Make fried chicken crispy by adding baking powder to the flour.

When butter is too hard to spread easily, use a vegetable peeler to shave off thin curls from the stick. Almost instantly they will be soft and easy to spread.

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating raw. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

Sprinkle a skillet with salt instead of using fat when cooking hamburgers. They will cook in their own juices and be much tastier.

When shopping for sweet potatoes, select the darker skinned ones. They are known to be sweeter and moister than the lighter skinned variety.

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