1. After chopping onions or garlic, rub your hands with a stainless steel spoon. The steel will absorb the odor.
2. When boiling eggs, add a pinch of salt to keep the shells from cracking.
3. To keep potatoes from spouting in the bag, put an apple in with them.
4. If your milk always goes bad before you can finish it, add a pinch of salt to the carton when you first open it, It’ll stay fresh days longer.
5. Cottage cheese will keep longer, if you store it upside down in the refrigerator.
6. Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating raw while Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.
7. If you keep your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil, it will stay fresh much longer and not mold
8. Easy Deviled Eggs: Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal and mash till they are all broken up. Then, add remainder of ingredients, reseal and keep mashing it up until mixed. Then, cut the bottom corner of the bag to make a tip and pipe mixture into the egg. Throw away bag for easy clean afterward.
9. If you over-salt a pot of soup, just drop in a peeled potato. The potato will absorb the excess salt.
10. If you are making gravy and accidentally burn it, just pour it into a clean pan and continue cooking it. Add sugar a little at a time, tasting as you go to avoid over-sugaring it. The sugar will stop the burned taste.
11. Before you chop chili peppers, rub a little vegetable oil into your hands and your skin won’t absorb the spicy chili oil.
12. When you burn yourself in the kitchen, just spread mustard on the affected area. Leave it for a while and it will ease the pain and prevent blistering.
13. Keep an Aloe Vera plant in your kitchen. It’s invaluable when you scrape your arm or burn your finger. Just break off a leaf and rub the gel from the inside on the injury.
14. For splinters under the fingernail, soaking the affected finger in a bowl of milk with a piece of bread in it is said to draw out the splinter.
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