Simple Helpful Hints

Here are some simple helpful hints from the Pennsylvania dutch.

  • If you have left-over hot dog buns, slice them into sticks, butter them, sprinkle with garlic powder or sandwich sprinkle and Parmesan cheese and toss them in the oven. Crumble them over salads.
  • Add a little milk to the water when cooking cauliflower to keep it a bright white.
  • Place a small cup of vinegar on the stove or add a lemon wedge to a cooking pot of cabbage to reduce the odor.
  • To get an extremely smooth cream soup, beat it for a few seconds with your egg beater before heating.
  • Eat your hot soup with a plastic spoon to get it to cool faster.
  • Cool an angle food cake in the refrigerator before frosting it to get the frosting to go on easy with no mess.
  • Place cheddar cheese in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes before grating to make it grate easier.
  • To improve the crispness of french fried potatoes, let the raw potatoes stand in cold water for at least 30 minutes before frying.
  • To keep the crust of bread from getting too hard while baking, place a small dish of water in the oven when baking bread.
  • Add a pinch of salt to the flour before it is wet to avoid lumps in the batter.
  • If you are having trouble getting cream to whip, add the white from an egg to the cream and chill it before whipping.
  • If you have left over tea, pour it into ice cube trays and freeze it for use in iced tea later.

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