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Transporting Cupcakes

Cupcake - Muffin

If you’re bringing frosted cupcakes to a party or cookout, secure them to the bottom of the platter or tray with a dab of frosting so they won’t slide around during transit.

Better Tasting Iced Coffee

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On hot days, keep your iced coffee from getting watered down from melting ice. Simply fill an ice cube tray with leftover coffee, then pop it in the freezer to chill for 3 to 4 hours. Store the coffee ice cubes in a large freezer bag or keep them in the tray and add them

Ripening Tomatoes

Let tomatoes ripen at room temperature on the kitchen counter. Refrigeration destroys the flavor.

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Boiled egg - Egg

Overcooked hard boiled egg yolks are green and unappetizing! To get perfect results every time, cover eggs in plenty of cold water and bring to a rapid boil for one minute. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 15 minutes. Rinse in cold water and peel while still warm.

Spicy Food Burning Your Mouth?

Farmers' Almanac - Chili powder

The best way to cool your palate after eating something hot and spicy is to consume milk or other dairy products. It quickly puts out the fire!

Preserving Bell Peppers

Bell Pepper - Stuffed peppers

When storing half a bell pepper in the refrigerator, don’t discard the fleshy bulb containing the seeds – it will help to keep the cut half fresher longer.

Preserving Banana Slices

Banana - Photograph

To prevent banana slices from turning brown, toss them with some lemon or lime juice first. Or freeze them, and use in your smoothies!

Is This Egg Fresh?

Egg freshness test. Two glasses of water and Eggs. The fresh egg will sink but the rotten one will float.

To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of water. If it sinks, it’s fresh, but if it rises to the surface, it’s old and should be thrown away. This is because as the egg gets older, the size of the air sac inside increases, making it float.

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