The following tips are presumably from Martha Stewart herself...
- Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of an ice cream cone to prevent ice cream drips.
- To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
- If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it'll absorb the excess salt for an instant 'fix-me-up'.
- If you have a problem opening a jar, try using latex dish washing gloves- they provide a non-slip grip.
- Freeze leftover wine into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.
Here are some other good ones. Click here for the entire list:
- To soften hardened brown sugar, place a slice of bread or a few apple slices with the sugar in an airtight container. The sugar will soften overnight.(I actually tried this... it works!)
- Grate orange and lemon peel before peeling. Dry and add to spice cake or any cookies or puddings. The dried grated peel will keep well in a covered jar.
- If you scorch milk by accident, put the pan in cold water and add a pinch of salt to the milk. Takes away the burned taste.
- When measuring sticky ingredients (molasses, honey, peanut butter), try spraying the measuring cups with non-stick spray first (just lightly). The ingredients will come out easier.
- Stir natural peanut butter well and store in the fridge. It won't separate.
- Place stuffed peppers and tomatoes in a muffin tin before sticking them in the oven. They’ll stay upright and keep their shape perfectly!
- Toast oatmeal in the oven before adding to other ingredients when making oatmeal cookies-–delicious!
- To pare pineapple easily cut into rings and peel each slice separately.
- Canned fruit is much better if opened and removed from the can an hour or two before using to restore the oxygen.
- Fill a large salt shaker with flour and use that when needing to dust surfaces with flour- this is handy way to keep a bit of flour on hand instead of digging in the flour bin.