Time Saving Tips in the Kitchen
-Ensure oil when frying is at 365 to 375 degrees. Use a deep-fat frying thermometer to help take the guesswork out of monitoring the frying temperature. The correct temperature will keep food from sticking and create a better crust.
-Use a hot metal spatula for smoothing frosting. Dip the frosting spatula in a tall mug of almost boiling water for a couple of seconds and then frost.
-Use an ice cream scoop to evenly fill cupcake liners.
-When boiling potatoes, always start potatoes in cold water to ensure even cooking.
-Store spices in a cool, dark place away from the stove.
-To remove stains from a wooden cutting board, use salt and a lemon. Rub for 1-2 minutes and wash. This will make the wooden cutting board look better.
-Use high quality ingredients to obtain a high quality finished product.