1. Cutting Fresh Corn from the Cob:
Cutting corn from the cob makes it easier to enjoy, but it could create a huge mess. To keep the corn in place, set the end of the corn cob in the center hole of a Bundt pan. While holding the cob steady, make long downward cuts between the cob and the kernels. The kernels will fall into the Bundt pan for easy use.
2. Saving Citrus:
After juicing citrus fruits, freeze the rinds in a zipper bag. When a recipe calls for minced zest, pull the rinds from the freezer and remove the zest.
3. Peeling Whole Garlic:
When a recipe calls for whole peeled garlic, I've found it rather tedious peeling off the papery skin. Instead, microwave the individual garlic cloves for 7 seconds and the skins slip right off.
4. Preventing Olive Oil Spills:
When buying olive oil in big containers, consider transferring some oil to a cleaned out ketchup or mustard bottle for easy measuring. The small neck makes it convenient to pour into a measuring spoon and eliminates spills.
5. Set It and Forget It: