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Cooking Tips

Part of the reason I love the Food Network’s cooking shows are for the great cooking tips they throw in. Rachel Ray once adviced that if you have too firm of lemons all you have to do is toss them in the microwave and they loosen up. I use this tip all the time and so I am forever grateful to Rachel Ray for her never ending wisdom. I never have to worry about not getting enough juice to make my lemon bars, or strain my hands juicing lemons that just won’t give.

I am forever amazed by the cooking tips I find online and I use them often in my daily life. I hope that Feastly’s favorite tips help you at least half as much as Rachel Ray has helped me!

Cooking Tip Number One

“Add baking soda to the water when hard boiling eggs and the shell will come right off.”

My boyfriend is unusually obsessed with deviled eggs so I plan on using this tip all the time. I find it so frustrating when I lose half an egg to my sloppy peeling, so this tip will keep all my eggs completely intact.

Cooking Tip Number Two

“Spray the top of guacamole with cooking spray and place in fridge. Next day it will still be green.”

I am a guacamole fanatic but I’m also a little bit disgusted by super browned avocados. This tip is perfect if you make too much guacamole for a party the night before. Just spray it and use it for leftovers, instead of letting it go to waste!

Cooking Tip Number Three

“In order to fill a piping bag without a lot of hassle,  just placed it in a tall drinking glass and fold the top of the bag over the edge of the glass.”

This is my personal favorite tip, and one I plan to start using immidately. Piping bags are such hassle and I usually sacrifice at least half the frosting to the bag. Lately I’ve just used a spoon to avoid the feared piping bag all together. This causes less beautiful cupcakes; but with this tip my cupcakes are about to get their groove back!

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