7 Creative and Effective Kitchen Tips

Get Your Pasta Right

Rule of thumb: if the pasta is tubular, it is meant to be stuffed and coated with sauce—do not toss it in oil after boiling, or the sauce will slide off.

Soften brown sugar

Simple. Just pop it into the microwave for 15 seconds.Though white sugar keeps for as along as two years, brown sugar should be replaced within a year.

Make Herbalicious Honey

Infuse your honey with a sprig of fresh rosemary, lavender, sage or thyme for a sweet fragrance and a lovely flavour.

Create Cute Hooks for Your Cutlery

Drill holes into the ends of old forks and spoons. Bend the base into curves with pliers, and use them to hang your oven gloves and aprons.

Reuse that Aluminum Foil

Do you, like me, hate to throw away used pieces of aluminum foil? If so, just ball them up and use them to scrub food off  your glass pans and bowls—they work just as well as steel scrubs.

Have Your Cheese and Eat it Too

Trying to lose weight but can’t bear to have bland bread? Just tie up a cup of fresh plain yogurt in a muslin cloth, and let the water seep out. After a few hours, whisk this cheesy, creamy paste with some crushed pepper, a few garlic flakes, a little salt and some chopped coriander. Makes a super-tasty, low-calorie bread-spread.

Bounty in a Bowl

Sprinkle grated carrot over any salad for a zesty look, extra flavour and a vitamin-mineral boost.

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S. Bouchard
S. Bouchard5 years ago

Microwave Ovens are fantastic for causing Breast Cancer!

Penny C.
penny C6 years ago

Good ideas,thanks.

Sonia Q.
Sonia Q6 years ago

Great tips! =)

susan k.
susan k6 years ago


Magdalen B.
Magdalen B6 years ago

I'd add chopped onion and thinly sliced cucumber to the yoghurt cheese, or some squashed raspberries instead of the other ingredients I think. The bread would be better toasted, for contrast. (This is making me feel peckish.)

Susan S.
Paul Stephan6 years ago

Pretty picture-good ideas.

Heidi H.
Past Member 6 years ago

You can buy the cheese ready made in a gourmet shop selling Middle Eastern foods.

Margarita G.
Margarita G6 years ago

Thanks for the tips!

Chinmayee Jog
Chinmayee Jog7 years ago

Thanks for the tips, I especially like the yogurt spread :) Must try it out, sounds yum!

Cassie Marcks
Cassie Marcks7 years ago