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Meat should at room temp before you begin cooking it. A quick sear on both sides of steaks and chops will help keep them from drying out during cooking times.
The best way to grill drumsticks is to first rub them down with olive oil, season them with salt and pepper (and a little garlic powder, too, if you like that flavoring) and let them sit for 20-30 minutes before grilling. Grill them for 30 minutes on high heat, turning 1/3 turn every 10 minutes. This will give you a fully cooked drumstick with a nice flavorful char.
Tomato's can be popped in a freezer bag and stored in the freezer! When thawed out, they easily slip out of their skins. Although they won't be suitable for slicing for salads and such, they'll still be good for sauces, stews and soups.
For perfect hard boiled eggs with a golden cooked yolk, bring eggs to room temp first. Cover with hot water and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minute, then remove from heat and rinse under cold water. Let them cool off at room temp before refrigerating. You'll also be amazed at how easy they will be to peel.
If you add about 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the water you boil eggs in, if they crack while cooking the egg white will stay inside the egg shell!
Looking for something to do with a banana that's over ripe? Slice it and place wax or parchment paper on a cookie sheet and pop them in the freezer. When they are frozen, store them in freezer safe storage bags or containers. You can thaw them out at room temp for adding to cereal, salad and so forth... or make banana bread. You can also add them add them to waffles or pancakes, just add maple syrup.
Fresh green beans and yellow beans will keep longer if you store them a storage bag in the fridge
with the picked end down in a glass or cup with about about 1/2 inch of water in the bottom.
We hope at least one of the above "tricks" will bring you a new technique to add to your cooks knowledge!