Learn these tips and tricks that make cooking and food preparation in the kitchen easier.
Use a melon baller to remove seeds or the core from fruit
@TrixolaGeo tweets: “I use a melon baller to remove the core of halved apples and pears”. This works really well and is much safer than using a knife.
Use a damp cloth to prevent the cutting board from moving
@Scatteredmom tweets: “Put a damp cloth under your cutting board to keep it from scooching”. This is a very important tip to help secure your cutting board in place while you are chopping ingredients.
Freeze ginger before grating
@andreasoundgirl tweets: “Did you know it’s easier to grate ginger if it’s been in the freezer”. Peeling and freezing your ginger ahead of time does make it easier to grate afterwards.
Put a marshmallow in the bottom of an ice cream cone to prevent dripping
@mindthecompany tweets: “stuff a marshmallow in the bottom of an ice cream cone to stop drips!”. Putting a marshmallow in the opening of an ice cream helps to absorb the melted ice cream keeping it from dripping and making a mess. Great tip!
To chop herbs, put herbs in a mug and use a scissor
Christy’s food hack for a perfect fine chop of herbs: Use scissors to cut the herbs up in a mug, works every time.
To avoid sugar, use a carrot to add a sweet taste to tomato sauce
Geremy suggests adding a carrot instead of sugar to your tomato sauce to add that perfect touch of sweetness.