~Glass conducts heat better than metal, so lower oven temperature by 25 degrees if using glass.

~Wooden or Plastic cutting boards only, everything else dulls your knife.

~Put onions in freezer 20 minutes before chopping. This will help with the tears!

~To prevent discoloration of low acid foods once cut, squeeze ½ fresh lemon and toss together. This works greats for fruit cocktails, apples, bananas and potatoes.

~When cooking with Curry, dilute with a small amount of apple sauce if it’s too spicy.

~A whole apple in a bag potatoes will help prevent sprouting.

~To revive limp vegetables and herbs, trim the bottom portion of the stem, place in water and refrigerate for 2 hours.

~To plump up dried fruits, soak in cool tea for approx. 8 minutes.

~Want bubbles back in your already opened champagne? Drop a raison in the bottle.

~When cooking with oil, if it starts to smoke, it is too hot. Start again.