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If you like the flavor that a small amount of bacon fat adds to food but don’t want to fry a slice of bacon every time you need it, try this creative way to portion leftover bacon drippings for future use. Pour leftover drippings into a bowl and refrigerate. Once solid, the drippings can be scooped into teaspoon portions and frozen. The frozen portions of bacon drippings can be stored in a zipper-lock bag and substituted for butter or oil in any dish where a meaty flavor is desired.

tips - slicing bacon, getting bacon flavor in something without bacon

Dot butter better with our simple trick: a cheese grater.

Use a cheese grater to shred butter (cold from the refrigerator) for recipes that say to "dot butter"--such as apple crisp.

Cold Water & 1 tsp of Salt Keeps Sliced Apples from Turning Brown

How to keep apples from turning brown after slicing them for a party or snack. no lemon juice! Add 1 tsp of salt to full container of cold water.keeps apples fresh and crisp but does not change the taste like lemon juice does!

Keep your baking surface clean with our simple flour duster trick.

Wasting drifts of flour to roll out biscuits, pie pastry, or pizza dough? Keep a clean, dry cheese shaker (like the kind at a pizza parlor) filled with flour and sprinkle just what you need.

To freeze lemon slices: lay the slices flat on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet and freeze, then store frozen in a zipper-lock bag.

slice a few lemons and lay the slices flat on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet and freeze, then store frozen in a zipper-lock bag. this way, adding a lemon slice to your drink will be as convenient as adding an ice cube.

An ice cream cone is delightfully sweet, but a leaky one is decidedly not. To plug things up, place a mini marshmallow or upside-down Hershey’s Kiss in your cone before loading it up with ice cream, creating a barrier between the melting ice cream and the fragile wafer tip.

Great tip from America's Test Kitchen. plug a leaky ice cream cone with a mini marshmallow or chocolate kiss!

We have rounded up some cool and creative food hacks that could change the way you eat.

AWESOME ADVICE We have rounded up some cool and creative food hacks that could change the way you eat.

Reheating pizza

Reheating Leftover Pizza Slices - Place a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add dried oregano. Place the pizza slice in the skillet and cook, covered, for about 5 minutes. The pizza will come out hot and crisp, with an irresistible aroma.

Use a tortilla along with parchment paper to keep a tin of chewy cookies from getting stale. The tortillas fit tidily into the tin, where their moisture keeps cookies soft for days. Start by tracing the bottom of a cookie tin on a sheet of parchment paper, then cut it out and repeat as needed. Layer the parchment, a tortilla, parchment, and layer of completely cooled cookies in the tin. Repeat until the tin is full, ending with a layer of cookies.

Use a tortilla along with parchment paper to keep a tin of chewy cookies from getting stale. The tortillas fit tidily into the tin, where their moisture keeps cookies soft for days.

Try grating your butter before mixing it for more even distribution.

Simple Baking Hacks Everyone Can Use

NEW BAKING TRICK / / For softened butter: grate butter while it is still hard, then mix with other ingredients as normal. It will soften quickly and mix evenly throughout the dough.

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