8 Helpful Tips for Mamas in the Kitchen

1) Plastic wrap solution
Are you tired of the plastic wrap clinging to the roll? Try storing the roll in the fridge. Chilling the wrap makes it easier to transport it from the roll to your bowl.

2) No foil or plastic wrap? No problem!
Cover leftovers with a fresh shower cap. They’re reusable and a lot easier than repeatedly removing and replacing plastic wrap or tin foil.

3) Are those eggs still fresh?
Here’s how you check. Place the raw egg in a bowl of cold water – If the egg sinks to the bottom, it’s still good. If it floats, it’s time to go shopping for fresh eggs.

4) De-skin your potatoes without a peeler
Don’t have a potato peeler at home? Here’s a quick and easy way to peel those potatoes. Boil your potatoes and then give them an ice bath. The skin will separate from the potatoes and you can pick it right off.

5) Peel multiple hardboiled eggs at a time
After boiling your eggs and removing them from the hot water, shake all your hardboiled eggs in a lidded container. (Warning: this might get a little messy!)

6) Never get seeds in your lemon juice again
Wrap cut lemon in cheesecloth (or a clean stocking) for seed-free juicing. This can be done for any seeded citrus fruit.

7) Cutting soft cheese with ease (no pun intended)
Slice soft cheeses such as brie and goat cheese with unflavored dental floss to avoid smooshing them. This trick also works for cake and cookie dough logs.

8) Cutting onions without the tears
To stop those tears while cutting onions, put a slice of bread in your mouth (partially sticking out) to absorb the irritant gas of onions before it reaches the eyes.

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