1. Keep Pie Crusts from Burning: Cover pie crusts in aluminum foil until the final minutes of baking.
2. Line a Roasting Pan: There’s no need to use new foil to line roasting pans or the bottom of the oven.
3. Soften Brown Sugar: Wrap the sugar in aluminum foil and put it in a 300 degree oven to help break it up.
4. Grill Aid: Lay a sheet of foil over the grill for ten minutes to concentrate the grill heat for dramatic grill marks.
5. Help Scrub: Use scrunched up aluminum foil to fight caked on grease on your grill, stove top, pots, pans, and oven racks.
6. Sharpen Scissors and
Garden Shears: Fold foil into a square and cut it about ten times to sharpen the edges of dull scissors.
1. Skewer Food: Soak chopsticks in water for fifteen minutes before using them to grill speared meat and veggies.
2. Use as a Stirrer: Chopsticks can be used to stir while cooking or as drink stirrers.
3. Use as a Popsicle stick.
4. Help dry plates: Layer them between stacked wet dishes to help them dry.
5. Level off measured dry ingredients: Use chopsticks rather than a knife.
6. Toast marshmallows.
7. Brace Your Plants: Stick a chopstick into the soil next to a floppy plant to give it support.
1. Use as cupcake pan liners. Be sure to use with recipes that pair well with a little coffee flavor.
2. Use as tea bags. Fill 3″ squares of coffee filters with loose tea and sew or hand-stitch to close.
3. Polish shoes. Use damp coffee filters to polish dark brown shoes.
4. Strain wine. Use as a filter when you have cork pieces in your wine.