These cooking tips and tricks may not turn you into a gourmet chef, but they will save you time, money, and, in some cases, embarrassment.
1. Save a scorched pan
To save a scorched pan, sprinkle the burned bottom with baking soda, then add four to five tablespoons salt, plus enough water to cover, and let stand overnight. Scrape out charred remains with a rubber spatula.
2. Prevent extra cooked pasta from hardening
Stash extra pasts in a sealed plastic bag and refrigerate. When you’re ready to serve, throw the pasta in boiling water for a few seconds to heat and restore.
3. Freeze waffles and pancakes
Package extra pancakes and waffles as single servings in airtight plastic bags and freeze. When you need a quick breakfast, just reheat the frozen treats in your toaster.
4. Prevent burnt milk
If you burn milk while heating it on the stove, add a pinch of salt to temper the scorched smell and taste.
5. Keep honey clear
Microwave on medium heat, in 30-second increments, to make honey clear again.
6. Make veggies crunchy
When radishes, celery, or carrots have lost their crunch, simply put them in a bowl of iced water.
How do you keep your veggies crunchy?