- Add a few teaspoons of sugar and cinnamon to an empty pie plate and slowly burn over the stove. Your home will smell like a bakery!
- Try lemon drops or hard mint candy to flavor your tea Instead of sugar.
- Iced tea hint: Add a little hot water to instant tea before adding the cold water. This will dissolve the crystals more completely
- Wrap limes in tissue paper and store on the lower shelf of the refrigerator
- Strawberries will stay fresher when kept in a colander in the refrigerator. Don't wash until just before using.
- Freeze ripe bananas for later use. First peel, then wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store in freezer bags.
- Whole lemons will yield much more juice if stored in a tightly sealed jar of water in the refrigerator. Yield will also increase by submerging a lemon in hot water for 15 minutes before squeezing. Or: warm in the oven for a few minutes before squeezing.
- Freeze lemon peel-then use when a recipe calls for fresh lemon rind.
- An ice cream container that has been opened and re frozen may form a wax like film on the top. Pressing a piece of waxed paper against the surface of the ice cream and resealing the carton will prevent this.
- Buy ice cream in bulk and re-pack in small margarine containers for individual servings.