Last month I did a similar post where I shared time saving tips for you, this month I want to share some common issues that arise in the kitchen and how to solve them.

Making Utensils Nonstick

If you are needing to measure sticky substances such as honey or molasses, first spray measuring cups and any other utensils with cooking spray. This allows for more precise measurement and makes clean up a breeze.

Another Honey Hack

Honey does not actually expire because it has antibacterial properties, but if you have it long enough it can change texture and become discolored. If this happens to you, all you need to do is place your jar of honey in a tub of warm water. After a few minutes the honey will return to its original color and consistency.

Parchment Paper

Baking is not my forte, mainly because it creates a bigger mess, and I’m too impatient to wait for something to cool completely before eating it. Baking anything on top of parchment paper: bread, cookies, brownies, allows for much easier clean up. Not to mention you can simply lift it up by the edge and lay it on the counter to cool much quicker.

Clumpy Spices

I use to think my parents were crazy, but now I get it. A lot of the time when we are using our seasonings, we are adding them to a pan that is steaming hot over the stove. That steam can get in to the seasonings, moisture develops and as a result causes clumps. To fix this issue, add pasta or some rice to absorb the steam before the moisture sinks in to the spices.

Ice Cream

Very often ice cream can become hard and difficult to scoop, especially if it as been in the freezer for a little while. In order to make scooping much easier, run the spoon or scoop under warm water and then proceed.

 

Thanks for reading, guys! I hope you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to like it and follow before you leave. Look out for new content every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!

– Mackenzie

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