Hare are some helpful kitchen tips:
- Core an apple and stuff the inside with peanut butter. Top with raisins, nuts, sunflower seeds or toasted coconut. The filling will keep the cut apple from turning brown.
- Mash a banana together with cream cheese and top with fresh apple, pineapples or peach slices.
- Use lunchtime as bonding opportunity with your child. You may also include a special little note in their lunch boxes.
- If you’re on the go each morning, freeze muffins and reheat them in the morning for a quick sweet breakfast.
- When baking a cake, instead of dusting the pan with flour, use granulated sugar. The cakes come out of the pan just as easy and taste better with that bit of melted sugar on them.
- When having an outdoor barbeque weekend, designate one cooler just for drinks as it will hold ice longer from not being opened as often.
- When you need to clean off a grill, use ice cubes. As they melt on the hot grill, the grease and dirt falls right off.
- When you are buttering lots of corn on the cob: melt a stick of butter in a pan of hot water. The butter will float, to butter corn, simply dip in the pan, the butter sticks, the water doesn’t.
- Control the flames on a barbecue grill by having a pint spray bottle of water mixed with 1 teaspoon baking soda.
- Clean coolers with a water and baking solution to eliminate odors.