Apr 17, 2012

{tuesday tip #30} Spatulas

It's kind of embarrassing to admit this... but one our most used and favorite spatulas had mold in it and we weren't sure how to clean it out. And by in it, I mean where the handle meats the actual spatula part. We separated the two pieces and started poking around in there with tooth picks to clean it out and after a couple of washing it was back to being clean again!!! :)
Ever since then, that is the first thing I do when I start washing the dishes. I separate the two pieces and let them soak in the hot water while I wash other dishes and then the dry separately.
Not all of our spatulas separate, but if yours do... 


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Happy Tuesday! :)

Apr 10, 2012

{tuesday tip #29} Cooking Veggies

Have I ever mentioned how much I love looking around Pinterest and finding all these helpful hints?
I remember the first time I cooked Brussels Sprouts in the microwave and was successful in the endeavor. I was so happy because it was quick and easy and I have a Pampered Chef Microwave cooker. Then when I found this cheat sheet I got all excited and giggly because it shows more cheats for microwaving veggies. This would be perfect in the summer to when it's too hot to use the stove. I hope you enjoy these helpful hints!!!

Apr 3, 2012

{tuesday tip #28} Softening Butter

Butter! Amazing butter!
I got my sister an apron for Christmas that had a quote from Paula Dean on it in regards to butter.
I think it said...
"Life is better with Butter"
Now, since I had my gallbladder out, me and butter don't get along very well. But... I found this great tip about butter that I wish I had know about years ago.

How many of you have wanted to make cookies that required some amount of softened butter and you didn't have the time or want to wait for it to become softened?
I've tried softening it over the heating vent and it gets too greasy too fast. 
I've tried softening in the microwave but inevitably it turns to liquid butter in the middle while the ends are still hard.
I haven't tried, but thought about, putting a stick of butter into a bag and letting it soften in a sink of hot water but I imagine it would end of doing the same thing... 
Turning to liquid butter too fast.
So... Are you ready....

Grate the amount of butter that you need and it will soften faster as little shredded pieces then as a whole stick!

Who would have thought right???

Now, you don't have to schedule making cookies and you don't have wait too long. Now you can makes cookies when the moment strikes with out being disappoint and having to wait on butter. 
Make life better with an easy way of softening butter!!!

'See' you next week!!!!