Kitchen Tips


– When serving fresh fruit, brush a little lemon juice on sliced apples and pears to avoid browning.

– When measuring flour, spoon it into your measuring cu and level it of with the flat side of your knife.

– When a recipe calls for eggs. always use large size, unless otherwise noted.

– Always crack eggs into a small bowl before adding to other ingredients, to avoid any shell droppings.

– For great flavor and texture, always use butter if the recipe calls for it (margarine can contain a lot of water).

– Never substitute baking powder for baking soda and vice versa, although both help your batter rise they can give different results.

– Never Preheat a cookie sheet, hot cookie sheets may cause batter to spread.


  1. thanks for the tips!

  2. You should also use butter because margarine contains trans fats!

  3. These are all great tips!

  4. Good tips and nice to have a list to jog the memory.

  5. Lea-Ellen {night owl in IL} says

    Thanks for the kitchen tips!

    Lea-Ellen {night owl in IL}

  6. Lemon juice also helps with avocados and guacamole.

  7. Thank you for the handy tips! I have not tried the lemon on the sliced fruit and will give it a shot.

  8. Butter is always used at my house. Don’t ever buy that M. stuff.

  9. Thanks for the tips. I love to cook, but not very good at it …So these tips are really helping me :)

  10. Danielle Davis/Grady says

    Thank you for the tips! Very helpful!

  11. michelle oakley warner says

    thanks for the tips great blog thanks for all your stuff

  12. Thanks, I do these things without thinking so when I get a call “hey Auntie how do I “? I probably would have forgotten to remind them of things if I hadn’t just been reminded!
    Gladys P

  13. Phyllis Hunt says

    These are great tips. I am always looking for new ideas.

  14. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    Thanks. I didn’t know the fact about water in margarine

  15. Marti Parks says

    These are all great tips. thanks.

  16. michelle oakley warner says

    i love all of these ideas, they are great

  17. laurie damrose says

    i always leave the cookie sheet unheated as well

  18. ow that is great i did not now about the cooking sheet

  19. Deb Dorrington says

    Good tips, did not know about always using large eggs in recipes. Like you I always use butter, can’t stand baking with margarine as it changes the taste and texture of the finished product.

  20. Miranda W says

    Thanks for the tips. I bet the lemon will solve my problem with drying fruit slices too.

  21. Great tips for the apple slices! I feel bad when good fruit goes to waste. Thanks for the tip!

  22. these are great tips and good reminders.
    Have a great day, Karren

  23. Thank you for the tips! I shall keep those in mind whenever I use the kitchen :)

  24. Thanks for the helpful tips! :)
    I can’t believe I’ve never heard of using lemon juice to stop browning…must have been living under a rock. >.>

  25. Naina John says

    I liked first and last tip. Fruit browning is a big problem.

  26. You can use a smidge of lemon to stop potatoes from browning, too, if you need to cut them up before you cook them!

  27. Jeremy S says

    Thank you for the tips. What would happen if you used anything other than large eggs in a recipe? What would the outcome be?

  28. Jennifer WIlliams says

    My mother used to always say most of the tips you have are common sense. I never had common sense, and yes to this day need to be reminded of some of these things!

  29. Naina John says

    I have done this mistake of exchanging baking powder and baking soda. My dough smelled bad with my wrong experiment. It developed bitter taste instead of fluffiness.

  30. Erica Ardali says

    These are great tips. I tweeted this post! :)

  31. super tips

  32. I always forget to heat the oven, except when I’m making bread. Thanks for the great tips.

  33. I never know that margarine contains a lot of water. Thanks for the info!

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