Kitchen Tips

*To prevent lettuce from browning on the edges, break apart with your hands instead of using a knife.

*Put a slice of bread in with your brown sugar for moisture and to keep it from clumping.

*Store your sliced celery in a container of water in the fridge. It will help it stay fresh. Be sure to change out the water every couple of days.

*For perfect pancakes, keep the temperature at medium-low. Cooking them a little slower allows for even cooking and color dispersion, giving you perfect pancakes each time!

*To get accurate flour measurements, scoop into the measuring cup with a spoon and level with the flat edge of a knife. This prevents the flour from being compacted to ensure accurate measurements.

*After your cake has cooled, put it in the fridge or freezer before icing. This prevents the cake from crumbling when the icing is spread, giving you a more professional look.

*Put a small container of baking soda or coffee grounds in your fridge to keep it smelling fresh.

*When cooking noodles, add a tablespoon or 2 of oil to the water. This prevents the noodles from sticking to the pan and to each other.

*When frying bacon or sausage, keep the temperature at medium low. The lower temperature helps the meat cook more evenly, preventing scorching and burning.