Monday, August 11, 2014


Oh my....I can't believe how fast time is going and the summer is almost over!! It seems all I do is run around in circles! With between keeping my stock up for my summer markets season and all the work we have to do around this house outside it seems I just don't get much time to visit with all of you. 

We have been accomplishing some of our landscaping that we scheduled for this summer. I must say tho......I am getting wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to old to be shoveling all the dirt and gravel around! :(


So I thought I would share another installment of.....Did You Know. Just tidbits I hear and read and like to share with you here. :)

1. When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on outside of the cake. 

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2. If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it is still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant "fix me up." I don't use salt in much cooking as my hubby has a low salt tolerance, but maybe this would work. 

3. Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

4.  Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish. My mother told me about this one. Now I just need to get busy and bake a pie. :)

5. Some people place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it. I use a slice of bread and it works just as well.

6. When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn's natural sweetness. Hmmmmmm.....this is a good idea. I will have to try it. 


So I hope some of these tidbits help with your cooking. Now if you are like me I need all the help I can get when it comes to cooking! :) Happy cooking! 

Have a wonderful week! :)


  1. Great little tidbits to know..esp. the one about wrapping the celery in foil

  2. Great tips Colleen! I hear you about it being hard to shovel and push wheelbarrows, it gets harder every year!

  3. Great tips! I too need all the help I can get when it comes to cooking. I would rather be painting! Good thing my husband likes to cook.
    Glad to hear you are getting some of your to do list done!


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