20 Kitchen Tips And Tricks No One Ever Told You About

Freeze Liquids In Portion Sizes

Say you are making something that calls for wine and you end up having to open up a whole bottle even if you are only going to use a little bit. Instead of having to open up the entire bottle for just a little bit of wine, freeze your wine in ice cube trays. This way when your recipe calls for it, pop it out of the freezer and drop it in the pot or pan while cooking. This can also be done when freezing stock you plan on using in the future for cooking with. You can freeze them in ice cube trays and containers and then transfer them to freezer bags when frozen.

Make Your Vinaigrettes In Squeeze Bottles

If you want to make sure you have enough salad in your diet, since it is healthy for you anyway, always ensure you have enough vinaigrette in your refrigerator. You can make the vinaigrette first and put it in squeeze bottles where you can mark on the bottle what kind it is. This will help you ensure you always have vinaigrettes on hand.

Ripen Your Bananas Faster

It is always a good idea to buy bananas that aren’t fully ripe so they don’t go bad too fast. However, if you want to ripen them quicker, stick the bananas in the oven for about 20 to 30 minutes on 300 degrees and they will ripen right up for you. This is great when you want a banana and need it ripe or your recipe calls for ripe bananas.

Buy Inexpensive Deli Containers With Matching Lids

If you are having a storage problem and need containers that always have lids, order some inexpensive deli containers with matching lids. This way you will always have a container for your food, and be able to store it when needed.