If you add too much salt to a soup or stew, drop in a quartered raw potato and gently boil for 5 -10 minutes or so. When you remove the potato, the overly salty taste will be gone.

– When making soup or chili, to absorb the grease that settles to the top, place a leaf of lettuce on the top of soup while cooking. I’ve also heard that strips of parchment paper will do the same thing. Remove when it has done its job.

– When hard boiling eggs: Add a little vinegar to the water when an egg cracks during boiling. It will help seal the egg and prevents it from oozing out into the water. Or add a bit of salt to the water, it will also do the same thing.

– Sprinkle a little salt in your frying pan before cooking to keep the grease from splattering.

-Butter the rim of a pan in which you cook rice or macaroni so it won’t boil over.

– Spray a bit of non-stick spray on your grater before shredding cheese. It prevents the cheese from sticking to the blade.

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