5 Thrifty Tips to Save Time and Money in the Kitchen

Simple solutions to make the most of your food

Most of us have a kitchen tip or two up our sleeves that we share with everyone we know. Like how to boil the perfect hard-boiled egg… or how about stuffing a mini marshmallow at the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent drips (love that one!). Kitchen tips are meant to be shared, so Family Kitchen want to share these useful (and maybe not so useful?) kitchen tips with you.

— aggieskitchen, Babble


How to Ripen an Avocado

Don't you hate it when you are craving guacamole and your store's selection of avocados are all hard and unripe? Well, according the avocado people themselves, you can speed up the process by placing that rock-hard avocado into a brown paper bag along with an apple or banana for a couple of days. That's if you can wait that long and don't just drive to another store first.

Learn how to store avocado.


A Kitchen Miracle 

 Baking Soda

Is there anything baking soda can't do? I just recently learned that when mixed with vinegar it will keep your drains clear. The plumbers may not be happy about that but I sure am!

How to go through a Costco-sized bag of baking soda.



Hard to Open Jar Lids

Do you ever find yourself struggling to open that jar of pickles? Well, grab a pair of latex gloves and try again. Their nonstick texture will help you grip the jar lid better making it easier to turn.

Avoid Tomato Sauce Stains in Your Tupperware
This is one I need to try! It's said that spraying your Tupperware with nonstick spray first will prevent red sauce stains. It's never a good thing when a perfectly solid piece of Tupperware gets ruined by your leftover spaghetti and meatballs.


How to Prevent Potatoes From Budding

For some reason, I can never get through my bag of potatoes fast enough before they start to bud. Apparently, you can stop this just by placing an apple in the bag of potatoes. And here's a bonus tip: rub a sliced, raw potato to take stains off your hands!
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