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This is the place to share Tips, Hints, Shortcuts and other Helpful Ideas around the kitchen. Let us have yours. Easy Cooking. Click on "Start a Discussion" above and Start your "Tips" with a couple of Key Words. --- Thanks to all that are participating --- Bring on those Tips/Suggestions and Questions?----
Nov 9, 2013
Nov 9, 2013
I just came across your group it looks very interesting ,I love to cook and bake for my family and friends so any new tips will be very well welcomed and brought on board and i'll share mine Irish ones........ Thanks :)
Jan 29, 2011
I've developed a 4-week menu rotation that gives us variety and flavor. I spend Saturday & Sunday cooking for the week. Leftovers become brown-bag lunch; casseroles, etc.
I try to chop once a week. While I'm cooking on the weekends, I do all my prep work. I dice enough onions, peppers, etc., for the week's dishes and store them in air tight containers in the frig. When I need 1 C of diced onion - it's done and waiting. A HUGE time saver.
Thursday is freezer night - that's the night I pull the meats I'll be cooking the following weekend.
If I have a recipe we love and want to eat frequently, I mix together the spices for several batches, label and store. It saves time measuring and hunting for spices in the cupboard.
I keep a note pad by my prep surface. As I run out of ingredients I add them to the list.
Freezer-weight zipper bags are one of my key tools. They marinate, store, substitute as piping bag, and it seems I find a new use for them every day.
I can't wait to hear your short cuts as well! Share the wealth of knowledge!
Jan 23, 2011