7 Nifty and Thrifty Kitchen Tips You May or May Not Know

Most of us have a kitchen tip or two up our sleeves that we share with everyone we know. Like how to boil the perfect hard-boiled egg…or how about stuffing a mini marshmallow at the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent drips (love that one!). Kitchen tips are meant to be shared, so Family Kitchen want to share these useful (and maybe not so useful?) kitchen tips with you.

Let us know if you’ve tried any of these and if they hold true or add your own tried-and-true tips to the list in the comment section!


  • How to Ripen an Avocado 1 of 7
    How to Ripen an Avocado
    Don't you hate it when you are craving guacamole and your store's selection of avocados are all hard and unripe? Well according the avocado people themselves, you can speed up the process by placing that rock hard avocado into a brown paper bag along with an apple or banana for a couple of days. That's if you can wait that long and don't just drive to another store first.
    Find other avocado tips here
  • A Kitchen Miracle – Baking Soda 2 of 7
    A Kitchen Miracle - Baking Soda
    Is there anything baking soda can't do? I just recently learned that when mixed with vinegar it will keep your drains clear, the plumbers may not be happy about that but I sure am!
    Find out how Katie from Good Life Eats gets through her Costco sized bag of baking soda here
  • Hard To Open Jar Lids 3 of 7
    Hard To Open Jar Lids
    Do you ever find yourself struggling to open that jar of pickles? Well, grab a pair of latex gloves and try again. Their non-stick texture will help you grip the jar lid better making it easier to turn.
  • Avoid Tomato Sauce Stains in you Tupperware 4 of 7
    Avoid Tomato Sauce Stains in you Tupperware
    This is one I need to try! It's said that spraying your Tupperware with nonstick spray first will prevent red sauce stains. It's never a good thing when a perfectly solid piece of Tupperware gets ruined by your leftover spaghetti and meatballs.
  • How to Prevent Potatoes from Budding 5 of 7
    How to Prevent Potatoes from Budding
    For some reason, I can never get through my bag of potatoes fast enough before they start to bud. Apparently you can stop this just by placing an apple in the bag of potatoes. And here's a bonus tip: rub a sliced, raw potato to take stains off your hands!
    Try these easy garlic rosemary roasted potatoes next time you have a bunch of potatoes to use up quickly
  • Overripe Bananas 6 of 7
    Overripe Bananas
    It happens every time, doesn't it? Your pretty fruit bowl becomes the home to those last two brown bananas in the bunch. Don't have time to make banana bread? No worries, peel them, cut them into thirds and throw them in a freezer bag for future smoothies! They'll take the place of your ice cubes and make your smoothie even more delicious.
    Try frozen ripe bananas in my favorite green smoothie
  • Prevent Your Salt From Clumping 7 of 7
    Prevent Your Salt From Clumping
    When I worked in restaurants, we were always taught to put a few grains of rice in the salt shakers. It is said that the rice will absorb any excess moisture and keep the salt from clumping.


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