Cooking Archive

7 Ways To Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew

What if your corkscrew mysteriously goes missing? Here is 7 different ways to get on with the party and open your wine bottle. 1. Hit up your junk drawer and grab a screw hook. Apply it to the cork and get it snug. Now carefully and slowly wiggle out that cork and enjoy the fruit

DIY Oven Dried Strawberries

Strawberries dried in the oven taste like candy and even healthy. Print DIY Oven Dried Strawberries Ingredients Strawberries Sugar optional Instructions Preheat oven to 200 F. Place strawberries on cookie sheet. (no oil needed) Bake for 3 hours ( they will not burn) Remove for oven and sprinkle with sugar if desired. Leave them out

DIY Pumpkin Pie Scent

  DIY natural pumpkin pie scent without harsh chemicals.   Print DIY Pumpkin Pie Scent Ingredients 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon nutmeg 2 to 3 cinnamon sticks Instructions Place all ingredients into a small pot of boiling water. Simmer on low heat until your house smells yummy.  

The Easiest Way To Shuck Corn

Shucking corn can be a simple, clean process that requires very little effort on your part. All you have to do is cut the end of the corn about one inch above the last row of kernels. Next, pop the corn in the microwave for a couple of minutes and the steam allows you to

How To Microwave Potatoes Faster

The next time you microwave a potato, stick 4 toothpicks on the bottom, making “4 legs”. Set the potato in the microwave with the potato on the toothpicks. The suspended potato will cook much faster because the heat waves will reach the bottom as well as the top and sides.

How To Keep Strawberries Fresh Longer

  To keep the strawberries fresh longer in the refrigerator, use 1 Part White Vinegar to 10 Parts Water. Soak the strawberries, leaves and all in the vinegar/water mixture for a few minutes. Then drain the strawberries in a colander until they are completely dry. Then place strawberries in an uncovered bowl in the refrigerator.