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|Giving extra flavor to the chicken To give your roast chicken extra flavor, brine it for 2 to 3 hours. To create the brine add a cup of coarse salt and a cup of sugar into a container filled with cold water.|
|Removing garlic odor from your hands |
To remove garlic
odor from your hands, rub them vigorously on your stainless steel sink for about 30 seconds.
|Pasta cooking |
If you are cooking pasta with a sauce, cook the pasta 1 minute less than what is says on the package. Empty the cooked pasta into the sauce and cook for 1 minute more, stirring well to coat evenly.
|Freezing stock |
, beef or fish stock in a large quantity and freeze it in plastic bags.
|Getting more volume when beating egg whites To get more volume when beating egg whites, let them sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes. |
|Storing and freezing fresh herbs Store fresh herbs like oregano, sage, thyme and rosemary, in plastic bags in the refrigerator. For maximum flavor, freeze herbs - start by freezing entire branches of the herbs on cookie sheets, then removing the leaves and freezing them in plastic bags.|
|Cleaning food-stained pans, pots and containers To clean food-stained pans, pots, containers or similar, fill them with vinegar and let stand for 30 minutes. Discard vinegar and rinse with hot, soapy water. |
|Cleaning stainless steel items with vinegar Wipe stainless steel objects with a cloth dipped in vinegar. This will help remove tough to clean stains.|
|Cleaning brass and copper with vinegar For a clean, shiny finish of brass and copper objects clean them with a mixture of 1 cup of distilled vinegar and 1 teaspoon of salt. Dip a piece of cloth into the mixture and rub objects until clean and shiny.|
|Use vinegar to clean stains from chinaware Use a mixture of 1/2 cup of vinegar and 1 Tbsp of salt to clean coffee and tea stains from chinaware |