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FOOD STORAGE

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Food Storage Tips

Make stale marshmallows taste soft and fresh. Put a slice of fresh bread in the bag and leave it closed for 1 or 2 days.

Soften cookies that have become hard by placing a slice of bread in with them overnight.

Put a slice of bread inside a cake tin to keep the cake moist. If the bread gets dried out, replace it with a fresh slice.

Add a sugar cube to the jar to keep cookies crisp.

Put a stick of peppermint gum in your flour canister to keep out bugs.

When you thaw frozen bread, the bread seems almost wet. Prevent that by putting a paper towel into the bread bag before freezing.

Putting a sugar cube in with cheese will help keep it from getting moldy.

Leftover block cheese can be wrapped with a paper towel dampened with vinegar before refrigerating to keep it from getting moldy. Or, wrap the cheese block with wax paper first and then plastic wrap.

Egg whites can be frozen and thawed later for use in cooking. Let them thaw in the refrigerator, then let them set at room temperature for 30 minutes before whipping.

Brown sugar will not get hard if it is stored in the refrigerator. Or, you can always put a sugar saverbee terracotta sugar saver: K into the box.

If your brown sugar is already hard, you can soften it by heating it in the microwave for a few seconds.

storing fruits and vegetables

Fruits and Vegetables

Lettuce will stay fresh and crisp longer if you wrap it in a paper towel then put it into a plastic bag in the fridge.

Celery wrapped in aluminum foil will stay fresh in the refrigerator for weeks.

Store vegetables and fruits separately. Each gives off a little gas that will damage the other.

If you must store vegetables and fruits together, use Debbie Meyer Green Bags10 Count, which will absorb 97% of the ethylene gas -- just put fruit and vegetables in separate bags.

Never put whole tomatoes in the refrigerator. You've never tasted a good tomato if you've only eaten them from the fridge. Once you have cut them, any remaining slices or pieces should be stored in the refrigerator.

Prevent leftover avocado dip (guacamole) from turning black in the refrigerator by adding a little lemon juice. It also gives the dip a little zing. Or, simply put the avocado seed in the center of the dip.

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