When a recipe calls for adding oil, garlic, and onions to a pan,
always add garlic last. This keeps it from burning and tasting
Make your own celery flakes. Just cut and wash the leaves from the
celery stalks; place them in the oven on low heat or in the hot
sun until thoroughly dry. Crumble and store in an air-tight
Put sliced cucumbers, onions, carrots and/or pieces of cauliflower
in leftover pickle juice and in a couple of days they will be
Don’t discard the water in which the vegetables are soaked or
cooked. It is more flavorful than plain water so use it in making
soup or gravy.
If you are baking and out of eggs, substitute 1/4 cup applesauce
for 1 egg.