Kitchen Tips: Timeless Wisdom Collection
Vintage Kitchen Tips - Tipnut.com These kitchen tips are a collection gathered from a variety of vintage books, cookbooks and magazines from the 1940â€™s and 1950â€™s. To keep cheese from getting hard, cut off enough for immediate use and spread the remaining portion with a thin film of butter or margarine. Put it in a cool place. This keeps out the air and prevents the cheese from drying out.
To thin a small portion of peanut butter, use orange juice. It makes it spread much easier and adds taste appeal
A corner cut from an envelope and pierced at the point makes a good funnel for filling salt and pepper shakers.
Sprinkle pantry shelves, window sills, and door sills with a mixture of red pepper and sage to rid them of ants.
To clean and freshen wooden chopping blocks, counter or rolling pins, sprinkle table salt on these surfaces when they are wet and scrub dry.
When in doubt about an egg, make this test: add 2 tsps. salt to a cup of water and put the egg in it. A fresh egg will sink, a doubtful egg will float.
Lemons will stay fresh longer if you store them in a bowl of cold water in the fridge. Theyâ€™ll keep up to 3 months this way.
A little salt sprinkled in the frying pan will keep fat or lard from splattering.
To make peeling hard-cooked eggs easier, butter your thumbs.