Cooking Tricks

Cooking Tricks

Fix frozen orange juice without the fuzz

Stir frozen lumps first. To save time combine juice and water the night before, then refrigerate. In the morning, just shake and serve.

Keep corn on the cob fresh

Ideally, cook it right away. But some cooks make the taste last an extra day: cut pieces off basis; stand with husks, in a pan of water.

Bake brownies that are perfectly fudgy

Try this trick: five or ten minutes before the baking time is up, check the edges. If they are shrinking away from the pan, remove immediately from the oven.

Loosen stuck plastic wrap

Don’t use a knife. To loosen the stuck edge, wrap a piece of tape –sticky side out- around your index finger, then circle the roll with it until the edge lifts up. To foil future foul-ups, store the role of plastic wrap in the freezer.

Keep eggs and milk fresh longer

Keep eggs in the original container on a shelf of the refrigerator, where they’ll stay fresh for up to five weeks; don’t use the egg tray in your refrigerator door – it’s the warmest spot in the fridge. Milk tastes fresher longer if it not exposed to light, which prompts an off flavor, says the National Dairy Council. So keep it in a carton, not in a glass pitcher.

Avoid watery drinks

Don’t dilute your cold summer drinks with melting ice: Fill your ice-cube trays with the beverage itself.

Cook bacon without splattering

Separate the bacon slices and place them between double thickness paper towels in a microwave safe dish. Then cook on high as follows: 2 slices, 2 ¼ to 2 ¾ minutes; 4 slices, 4 to 4 ½ minutes; 6 slices, 5 ½ to 6 ½ minutes. Rotate the dish halfway through cooking.

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