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5 time-saving cooking tips from the Test Kitchen

Author: Canadian Living

Cooking School

5 time-saving cooking tips from the Test Kitchen

1. Waste not
Don't throw out leftover buttermilk; instead, freeze it in one-cup portions and thaw it in the fridge as needed. Before adding it to batters, give it a vigorous whisk to homogenize the mixture.

2. Squeeze easy
Microwave lemons and limes for a couple of seconds to make them easier to juice.

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3. Safety first
The mandoline is a trusted tool for slicing vegetables and fruit in a flash. Our favourite tip for using it at home? Wear a fishing glove! Found in hardware stores, these cut-resistant gloves allow you to slice safely. — Jennifer Bartoli
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4. Amp up the flavour
I like to make my own blend of homemade seasoning salt. I combine two parts table salt, one part granulated sugar and a generous pinch each of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and cayenne pepper. It's delicious sprinkled onto warm fries, roasted potatoes or anything that's seared in a hot skillet, and it's a unique way to flavour popcorn. — Irene Fong

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5. Scoop it up!
Use a melon baller to easily scoop out the seeds of fall squash. It's sharper than a spoon and it won't slip against all of those slippery membranes. — Amanda Barnier

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For more tips, check out these essential tips from our Canadian Living Test Kitchen.

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