Collections of kitchen
tips are always popular - many cooking magazines run pages of them
in every issue. But with that kind of demand some tips become
rather esoteric and deal with obscure problems. We prefer easy tips
that deal with everyday issues -- like spraying measuring spoons
and cups with nonstick spraying oil before measuring out sticky
items like honey (and, even better, put the spoons and cups on the
open door of your dishwasher before you spray so you don't even
have to wipe excess spray off a counter).
Given this preference for the practical, we found this short
list from The Feed of 5 Easy Prep Tips Every
Self-Respecting Cook Should Know rather refreshing, especially
the advice on how to determine when butter is just the right
temperature to use for baking - without using a thermometer.