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I am sharing 16 useful kitchen tips that will make your life easier in the kitchen.
I spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen. As a result, I have picked up helpful kitchen tips & hacks over the years, either learning from my mom & grandmothers or the internet. One thing is for sure; these 16 Useful Kitchen Tips have made my life easier.
1. Easy Cast Iron Care
Cast iron is one of those timeless pieces to add to your cookware. They are so versatile & they will last for generations, not to mention their simplicity. Caring for cast iron is actually easier than you think.
2. What are the best seven essential must-have kitchen tools
I have quite a bit of a collection of kitchen tools & equipment stashed away that is barely needed. However, those that are necessary are used frequently and are always within arm’s reach. These tools are one of my 16 useful kitchen tips and have become fundamental that my clan & I use daily and for food prepping to more manageable but have become necessary essential equipment.
3. How to Maintain your Butcher Block
My main kitchen workplace is my workhorse butcher block, which we use for everything…from chopping food and kneading bread to a serving buffet when hosting functions in our home. With all the wear and tear from use, it is essential to maintain & care for it so it will last for a lifetime.
4. Easy peel hardboiled eggs
I know there are several methods for easy peeling hardboiled eggs, including using an instant pot. I have tried so many ways over the years until I learned a new trick. So, I will share my secret with y’all that my mama shared with me many years ago for the easiest method for peeling hardboiled eggs. It makes peeling hardboiled eggs SO much more manageable, & I always use this method every time. Maybe you will too!
5. How to use a Stovetop Percolator
Stovetop Percolators are not as popular as they used to be, with the convenience of brewed coffee in just a couple of minutes with today’s modern-age coffeemaker. In this post, you learn how to use a stovetop percolator to brew a delicious & rich coffee!
6. Simple Water Bath Canning for Beginners
Water bath Canning can be intimidating and from what I have learned from preserving, I tell you that it is not as hard as you think. I only started water bath canning a couple of months ago, and I can’t believe I didn’t start years ago.
7. How to Care for Wooden Spoons
I have well-made wooden spoons that I have been using for years. You know it’s well made by the weight of it. I want to maintain them for as long as I can so I can pass them down to my children to use. When it comes to maintaining your kitchen tools like cast iron, it’s also essential to take care of your wooden tools. It is necessary to clean & care for your wooden spoons to prolong their use. I will share a few helpful tips and a recipe for wood butter to condition your wooden tools.
8. How to Remove Adhesive from Glass
We all have been there! Whether it’s a frame or glass jar, a sticker is not easy to remove. You start to remove the sticker only to have some part of the sticker or adhesive residue still on the glass.
9. 20 ways to Use Mason jars in the kitchen
If you have been following me for a while, you know that I have a bit of an obsession with mason jars. I collect a variety of vintage jars, but I also have an ample supply of Ball jars for canning & food storage. In this post am going to share 20 ways to use mason jars in the kitchen.
10. How to Maintain a Vintage Sink
Learning How to Maintain a Vintage Sink is easy and will become part of your daily routine when cleaning your kitchen. However, you need to know that you should never use abrasive cleaners that can scratch your sink. Those scratches become magnets for grease, soap scum, and dirt. As a result, you will scratch and damage your Vintage sink. All you need is some mild cleanser & a scrub brush.
11. Simple Hack to Keep Your Berries Fresh for Weeks
You are not canning them… You’re just storing the berries in a glass jar instead of a plastic container. This hack is even better!. Believe it or not, food keeps longer in a glass.
12. How to Store Coffee Beans
There is nothing like a delicious cup of coffee first thing in the morning to get your days started. That first cup of brew and its aroma is what I look forward to when I wake up. So here are some tips on storing coffee beans to preserve their freshness.
13. Microwave Cleaning Hack
If you use your microwave regularly as my clan does, then more than likely, it has to be cleaned often. So I will Clean a microwave without using harsh chemicals.
14. Using Mason Jars for Storage
Using mason jars for storage is an essential tool in my kitchen. If you have been following me for a while, you know by now I have an addiction to mason jars, not because they look great in my kitchen, but they also serve a purpose.
15. How to Keep your Pot from Boiling Over
We have all been there when we would have a sticky mess when a pot boils over on the stove. I had that happen more times I care to count. I learned How to Keep your Pot from Boiling Over with this hack many years ago from one of those home kitchen demonstrations. When I gave it a whirl & could see that it does work, I have been using the wooden spoon hack ever since.
16. Easy Hack for Thawing Meat
One thing is for sure; it is so annoying when I forget to take the meat out of the freezer to thaw out in time for dinner. This easy hack for thawing meat will save you from figuring something else out.
Let me know in the comments if you use any of these kitchen tips!
Make it a great day y’all!
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Beautiful photos and great tips! Thanks for sharing! I love me some good wooden spoons! 😊
Wonderful tips Dusty thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us!
These are fantastic!!
Great tips. I always love reading your blog posts. You are so creative and talented. Thanks for sharing this.
Diane Gail says
Such a great collection of tips! Thanks for sharing!
These are all exactly what you stated, useful! Wow. And I have to say I love your vintage mason jars above your stove! So charming.