Measuring Messy Ingredients
One of my favorite kitchen tools, an adjustable measuring cup, makes accurately adding sticky ingredients such as honey, mayo, peanut butter, and sour cream a breeze.
Simply slide the 2 pieces apart to adjust it to the measurement you want and fill. Hold over the bowl and push to release the contents. A swipe of a spatula to finish and no more scraping to get the contents out.
The two pieces separate for quick cleaning.
Getting tomato paste out of the can
Getting tomato paste, refried beans, and other thick canned goods out of the container is sticky business.
Using the same plunging idea as the adjustable measure cup above, Cooking Louisiana has a wonderful solution. Open both ends of the can and push the lid through on one side pushing the entire contents out. More great kitchen tips are available on their site.
Corn without any silk left
Getting the silt off the corn with a vegetable brushes doesn’t seem to do the trick for me, and we are left eating pulling off a few strands as we eat.
My blogging friend, Allen, found a wonderful technique for cooking corn and ended up with ZERO silt left on it. See the video at Simple Life Prattle. Purchasing corn still in the husk is cheaper, so there is no excuse left not to indulge in a few ears.
When a recipe calls for peeled tomatoes, I go with the canned version. Now that I know the trick to make this easy, I will opt for fresh tomatoes next time.
“To peel tomatoes, place 2 cups of boiling water in a container, add the tomatoes and heat on high for 1 min. Plunge into cold water and the skin will peel of easily.” Tip compliments of Waveware.com.
Keep lettuce fresh
Wilting lettuce isn’t appetizing. HomeEverAfter.com gives a few alternatives to keeping your lettuce fresher longer.
I wrap mine in paper towels before placing them in the crisper.