Kitchen Tips and Tricks, Mother’s Day Edition!

Happy Mother’s Day!

What could be a better gift for mom

than a few tricks and help in the kitchen?

The other day I went to run the very full dishwasher

and discovered I was out of dishwasher soap…

After a quick internet search I discovered this tip:

After loading the dishwasher, add a few DROPS of mild liquid dish soap to the appliance’s detergent cup. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt {source hunker}

It worked so well I did it the next day too!

Sub chicken broth for water when boiling pasta or rice

it adds so much flavor

You can also use chicken, beef, or vegetable broth to cook any grains that don’t need to be strained, like quinoa, rice, or couscous. It makes them taste so much more flavorful than simply cooking them in water

Couscous Salad with Spinach, Corn and Tomatoes

Add a bit of mayonnaise to your beaten eggs before scrambling

or making an omelet or quiche

It adds volume and makes them light and fluffy…

Mayonnaise is also wonderful spread on the outside of bread

for grilled cheese sandwiches

Out of powdered sugar? No problem!

Mix 1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar

with 1 Tablespoon cornstarch in a blender

After blending let sit for a minute for mixture to settle

Makes about 2 cups

Remove scuff marks from dishes with Bar Keepers Friend

it works like magic!

Marinate raw chicken in buttermilk for 6-24 hours

if possible before cooking

The chicken will be so tender

Picnic Chicken

When baking scones, muffins and biscuits

put the cream or milk into the freezer for 15 minutes

Instead of cutting the butter,

melt it and add it to the very cold cream

and it will form small goblets

When you pour this mixture into the dry ingredients,

the butter is automatically evenly distributed

throughout the batter…so much easier

than the usual method of breaking cold butter down

into the dry ingredients with a fork!

Raspberry Scones with Lemon Cream Glaze

Freeze fresh herbs in an ice cube tray with olive oil

Source Listotic

Just pop an ice cube or two into a skillet when you saute vegetables,

or stir them into hot potatoes

or melt the cubes

and toss the olive oil and herbs

with the vegetables or potatoes before roasting

Colby’s Everything Potatoes

Happy Mother’s Day and all things May!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Centerpiece Wednesday / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade

34 Responses to “Kitchen Tips and Tricks, Mother’s Day Edition!”
  1. Rita C. says:

    Great tricks! Happy Mother’s Day, Jenna!

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    Thanks for the genius edition!

  3. pattyanneart says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, Jenna!!
    Thank you for the great tips!

  4. Wow, Jenna what great tips. Your post made me think of a long ago “Helpful Hints by Heloise” published in our newspaper!

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  5. Such a helpful post! I love those great kitchen tips and tricks. Happy Mother’s Day to you, Jenna.

  6. Fun tips. I will freeze butter for 10-15 minutes, and then grate it into my recipes. Much faster than the fork method and works well.

  7. lghiggins says:

    Happy Mother’s Day! Great tips.

  8. Kari says:

    thanks for the wonderful tips, Jenna. Going to try the bar keep friend for sure. happy Mothers Day my friend

  9. Pattie says:

    There’s a lot of good information here. I make use of most of these tricks myself. I love your colorful table! I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day.

  10. Cyndi says:

    Thank you for these great tips Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  11. What a treasure chest of wonderful hints! The scone tip, especially, will come in useful. And I love barkeeper’s friend but never thought of it for the scuff marks! I knew a couple but most are new so thanks!

  12. Kitty says:

    Thank you for all the wonderful tips, Jenna! I’ve tried som of them, but a lot of them are new to me! Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! ❤️

  13. I’m going to be a pinnin’ fool today with this!!!!!!! I’ve used broth in place of water for a long time and have made herb ice cubes, but all the rest…NO idea!!! That dishwasher trick would be a lifesaver in a pinch!!! (I practically LIVE in Sam’s Club and Costco, so it’s rare that I run dry on items like this, but just in case…!!!) I’m going to try that mayonnaise trick in the morning for my husband’s breakfast sandwich!!!!!!! Thanks, Jenna! Great tips!!!!!

  14. Mary says:

    Great tips Jenna! Hope you’re Mother’s Day was happy! ♥

  15. Wow I love your tips this is terrific site!

  16. thefrenchhutch says:

    Great tips Jenna. I do marinate my chicken in buttermilk, it does make it so tender. Have a wonderful weekend……

  17. NikiLEOwife says:

    These are great tips! Most of them are new to me which I love. Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators!
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

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