Learning a new shortcut or productivity hack in the kitchen is so exciting. Here are some reader favorite kitchen tricks that save time and money when you’re preparing and storing food.
I love learning and sharing new kitchen tricks that save time and money and they always seem to resonate so well with my readers and followers too. I thought it would be fun today to share a few of my “fan favorite” tips that I’ve shared over the years. These are the ones that always seem to get pinned the most on Pinterest, or the ones that I get the most comments on when people are just thrilled that something actually worked for them the way it was supposed to. You know how great that feeling is. 🙂 Here are a few that everyone just seems to love.
Fan Favorite Kitchen Tips
The Butter in the Glass Trick | This is the best, quickest way to evenly soften a stick of butter if you’re like me and always seem to forget to take it out an hour or two ahead of time.
How to Keep Potatoes From Sprouting | Does your bag of potatoes always seem to start sprouting before you get the chance to use them all up? This works amazingly well. Yay for science!
The Lemon in the Jar Trick | This keeps lemons and limes fresh for so much longer! They always used to seem to dry up and shrivel up on me before I had the chance to use them and this saves me so much frustration.
Homemade Pancake Syrup Recipe | The next time you’re making pancakes or waffles on Saturday morning and you realize you’re out of syrup, just whip a batch of this up and you’ll be all set. So many reviewers have said they actually like this even better than store bought syrup and this is all they use now!
How to Peel Garlic in Just Seconds | If you’ve ever had a recipe that calls for a lot of garlic, you know how tedious it can be to peel all those individual cloves. This garlic peeling trick really works and it’s kind of fun too. 🙂
How to Keep Celery Fresh Pretty Much Forever | Celery is another one of those things that we all seem to buy because we have a recipe that needs a stalk or two, but then it always seems to get floppy and sad before you have the chance to use up the rest of it, doesn’t it? This is such a simple trick, but it’s so effective for keeping celery fresh.
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.