Saturday, April 10, 2010

Three things I learned this week

The first two come from the Taste of Home Cooking School--

1) If you need to cut up apples ahead of time but don't want them to brown, put them in a bowl of 7-up until you are ready. She did say 7-up worked specifically. Other lemon-lime sodes didn't work as well.

2) When cutting up fresh herbs (basil, cilantro etc.) it is easier to put them in a small bowl, then use kitchen shears to cut them up. Much easier than a knife and cutting board.

And this one I read a couple of times recently and had to try.

For softer hair, add a couple of scoops of Baking Soda to your shampoo when you are washing your hair. I tried it yesterday and my hair was softer.


  1. I really wanted to go to the taste of home show, but I never heard of anyone going! I didn't want to go by myself. Was it good?

  2. Should have called you. I go every year with my sister-in-law and mother-in-law. You should come with us next time.

  3. Amazing! Thanks so much for sharing those tips...I will have to try all of them!