Food Storage Tips

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

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 Bags , 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.