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Kitchen Hacks You Need to Know

Kitchen Hacks You Need to Know

The kitchen is a room that for many, are seen as intimidating and filled with pitfalls. Luckily there are many helpful kitchen hacks that will help you keep your kitchen clean and productive. Nearly everything you use in the kitchen has more than one use whether it is tools or pantry essentials.


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Cleaning With Double Duty Products

What foods and cooking ingredients can you use for cleaning your kitchen? Baking soda, vinegar, and lemon are three simple items that can be used for various uses. Cleaning off built up grease, cleaning your kitchen drain, freshening the dishwasher, and even cleaning your oven are just a few of the tasks these 3 hard working kitchen essentials can handle.


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White cake


Baking Cheats

When making a cake grease the pan with butter and then sprinkle it with sugar, this not only keeps your cake from sticking but provides a crispy sweet finish. Use a mason jar to hold your piping bag for easy filling. Turn regular milk into buttermilk by adding a teaspoon of vinegar or lemon juice and letting it sit for 5 minutes.



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Fried chicken on a plate with veggies


Frying With Less Mess

When frying foods like chicken there is usually a big oily mess involved before all is said and done. Dip chicken in egg and milk, dredge in your flour or batter mix then place in preheated oil in a large skillet. Reduce heat and turn chicken immediately to seal the batter in place. Cover with a lid and let food cook for 8 minutes before turning and replacing lid for another 8 minutes. Your chicken will be well done, tender and your batter will be crisp and delicious. Remove directly to a metal strainer lined with paper towels to absorb the extra oil. Voila, a neat way to fry chicken!


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Kitchen Hacks You Need to Know


No matter what you are doing in the kitchen there is usually an easier way to do it that will make the process faster, cleaner or less intimidating than you think.

Do you have any kitchen hacks that you would like to share?


Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Great tips . I use vinegar and baking soda a lot for cleaning . Will definitely try the baking tips . Never thought to use a mason jar to hold the piping bag , that would be so much easier and a lot neater , thanks .

  2. This one: “When making a cake grease the pan with butter and then sprinkle it with sugar, this not only keeps your cake from sticking but provides a crispy sweet finish.”, really is super good. I wonder why I never, ever think of wonderful hacks like this one.


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