Prevent Fruits and veggies from Turning Brown
Prevent the browning that occurs when food sits out too long. Lightly brush the apple or pear slices with fresh lemon juice before serving or dilute 2 tablespoons of honey in one cup of water and give your fruits or vegetables a quick dip for 30 seconds to prevent them from browning.
EASILY PEEL EGGS WITH BAKING SODA
Want the shells of hard-boiled eggs to come off in big chunks instead of tiny pieces then add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to 1 quart water before putting in the eggs. Adding about a teaspoon of baking soda to the cooking water increases the alkalinity, which will make the eggs easier to peel later on.
MAKE LEMONADE IN A BLENDER
Cut a lemon into quarters and stick them in a blender with 2 cups of water, a handful of ice cubes and a few tablespoons of sugar. Voila, instant deliciousness.
FROZEN GRAPES FOR CHILLED WINE
The Best Way to Quickly Chill a Glass of Wine is to use froze grapes. Freeze grapes and plop them into a glass of wine you want chilled quickly.
PREVENT STICKY RICE WITH LEMON
Keep Rice from Sticking together with Lemon Juice. Adding a teaspoon of oil or a few drops of lemon juice to the water while cooking rice will prevent the rice from being sticky and ensure separate grains.
MAKE SOGGY LETTUCE CRISP
If the lettuce is a bit limp, fill a bowl with ice cold water, separate all the leaves of lettuce, place them in the water and swirl them around. Let it soak in the water for 30 minutes and it will miraculously come back to life. Make sure to dry the leaves completely before putting them into salads.
To keep your moist cookies soft and chewy, place a quarter slice of bread (per dozen) into the container. The cookies will absorb moisture from the bread, keeping them soft longer.