16. To ripen the avocado a little faster, you may want to try to place it in a brown paper bag and place it in your oven with only the light on.
17. If you have leftover spaghetti, make sure that you store it in the frigde without the sauce. When you are ready to eat again, just place the remaining spaghetti in a colander and pour some boiling water over it. Reheat your sauce and pour it on top of the spaghetti and eat!
18. If you have leftover pesto you can easily store it in an air tight container, make sure that you drizzle a bit of olive oil on top. This will keep in the fridge for at least a week.
19, For great textured potato latkes use Russet potatoes because they tend to be starchy and it’s the starch that helps prevent the latkes from falling apart.
20, If you have extra bread that you want to keep fresh without having to freeze and then defrost, then just place a couple of celery sticks in the bread bag and this will do the job.
21, Brown sugar will clump together once the package has been opened unless it is stored in an airtight, sealed container. The good news is that you can easily restore the sugar by placing it in a covered container in the microwave, together with an uncovered container of water, but be carful not to overheat the sugar. If not for immediate use, you can soften the sugar by placing it in an airtight container with a piece of bread. The moisture from the bread will be absorbed by the sugar and it will soften within 24 hours. Note that you can also buy brown sugar in granulated or liquid form.
22, If you're having a hard time measuring honey because it’s sticking to the measuring cup,sprinkle a little vegetable oil into the cup and spread it evenly. Now place the honey in the measuring cup and watch as it pours in and out of the cup very easily.
23, Did you know that when boiling rice you should cover the top of the pan first with a towel and then place the lid on top and fold the remainder of the towel around the lid(so its doesn't burn). This will ensure that the rice cooks fluffy and will retain essential moisture.