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Helpful Cooking Tips

Posted by Angela @ farragio on Sunday, January 13, 2013 Under: food drink

Quick, Easy Way to Sift Flour

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When you need to sift flour but don't have a sifter or you just don't feel like going to all the trouble, pour some flour into a large mixing bowl and stir it for a few seconds with a whisk to fluff it up, then scoop out with your measuring cup.

Trick for Thickening Sauces

To help thicken pasta sauces, add a little of the water you boiled the noodles in. Pasta releases starch into the water when it boils, and starch helps to thicken sauces.

Keeping Homemade Cookies Soft

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To keep homemade cookies soft, store with a piece of bread in an airtight container.

Saving Bananas for Recipes

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Bananas that are starting to get too ripe can be peeled and kept in a baggy in the freezer for later use in banana bread and other recipes.

Lump-Free Gravy

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To keep from getting lumps with your gravy mixes, fill a small bowl with the proper amount of water first, add a little of the mix and whisk until dissolved, then add the rest of the mix and whisk again.

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