Welcome to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays!

Kitchen Tip Tuesdays

We all have probably, at some time or another, found a special short cut or easier way of doing things in the kitchen. Whether it's a quick and easy way to scour your sink, baking the best bread, a method for keeping your refrigerator spotless, or a favorite recipe, we want to hear your tips!

Here's how it works! If you have a blog, post a tip or idea relating to the kitchen. In your post, link back to this post. (Feel free to use my graphic, if you want, which has been an interesting, time-consuming new thing for me to do! ;D)

Then, come here and add your name (and topic) and the direct link to your kitchen tip post to this post, so we can read your tip! (Links must be family-friendly, as always.)

If you don't have a blog, you can still participate. Just leave a kitchen tip in a comment at the bottom of this post!

My kitchen tip for this week:

Use a whisk to mix the dry ingredients when making things like muffins, banana bread, pancakes, etc.

For muffins especially, you want to avoid over-mixing after the wet ingredients have been added to the dry. Using a whisk on the dry ingredeints assures that they are completely mixed, and you won't have to worry about ending up with lumps of baking powder or flour.

It's amazing how efficiently a whisk will combine dry ingredients, compared to using a spoon! For baked goods that don't use yeast, I almost always use my wire whisk for some or all of the dry ingredients. :)

Kitchen Tip Tuesdays Participants
1. Linda
2. Mrs Pea
3. Ginny
4. Mrs. S.
5. HsKubes\' Haven at Home
6. Paige W
7. Bethanie- homemade buttermilk
8. Mrs. Brigham (Quick Cookie Baking)
9. Kristin (freezing pie crusts)
10. Rachel (perfectly brewed tea)
11. Amy (uses for pasta machine)
12. Vicky
13. AmyG
14. Bethany (preparing and freezing burritos)

I hope you'll join me in sharing kitchen tips on Tuesdays! :)

Comments

Tammy
I love that idea. I have used it even on a bigger way. I make large batches of muffin mixes or home made bisquick. I use the wisks on my stand mixers to get everything incorporated.

Essie

This is a really nice idea. Usually I use a sift to get rid of lumps, but this seems much more convenient.

This is such a great idea. I usually sift flours to avoid lumps but this seems so much more convenient!

Thank you for the whisk idea. Especially for muffins... Also, this kitchen tips things is a nifty idea.

Great idea, Tammy!

My tip to contribute: I keep baking soda in an empty parmesan cheese shaker (the plastic kind) under the sink to have handy when the dishes or the sink need a little extra scrubbing. It's much less messy than trying to shake a little out of a box.

-Mrs. Marks

What a neat idea. Thank you for sharing this.

~ Christina

3 Weeks ago I cleaned out my kitchen. From my spice/baking supplies rack I removed spices that don't get used every week and put them in the dead space cabinet above the refrigerator.
I then had LOTS of room and in my bottom most shelf was able to fit all my tea, coffee, grinder and french press. No more digging around looking for things. At the end of the morning all these things are washed up and put back in the cabinet looking nice and neat.
This morning I added 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon dark cocoa powder to my beans before grinding. That combined will help blood pressure, blood sugar and provide antioxidants! Not to mention it makes it taste YUMMO!!
Tip summary, organize caffeine input and make it healthy AND yummy!
Paige

I love whisking my dry ingredients. Maybe it is just me, but it seems that certain recipes wind up with a nicer texture when I whisk rather than stir with a spoon.

I am excited to learn all sorts of new kitchen tips. Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to start this fun "link fest"! :o)

~Mrs. Brigham
http://inclotheslinealley.blogspot.com/

I love my whisk too! What has helped me so much is that I have a master grocery list saved to my computer. Whenever I run out of something or when I am planning 2 weeks worth of menus, I go in and highlight what I need in a different font color. On grocery day, I just print it up and take it with me. I also put next to meats, for example, what I am willing to pay per pound to remind me not to go overboard. This has seriously helped keep me organized AND has brought my grocery budget down BIG time!!

I have an idea that I have been doing for quite some time now, I'm not sure if it is that original or not... I mix 2 parts cinnamon to 1 part sugar and put it in a container that "sprinkles" and use this on toast, applesauce, muffins and cookies. It is easy and the kids love to do it themselves.

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