When boiling milk, first stir in a pinch of baking soda. This will help keep the milk from curdling.
Add one teaspoon of lemon juice to each quart of water when cooking rice, this will keep rice fluffy.
First rinse raisins, dates and figs in very cold water before putting them through the food chopper. They will not form such a gummy mass.
For crisper salads: Place a saucer upside down in the bottom of the salad bowl before filling with salad. Excess moisture will run underneath the saucer and this will help keep the salad crisp and fresh.
Tasty flavored whipped cream: First whip cream then add 2 tablespoons of flavored jello and continue beating on slow until the whipped cream is right consistency.
Leftover ham: Lay ham slices in a baking dish then cover with maple syrup. Refrigerate overnight then fry the ham in butter the next morning.
You can substitute crumbled cornflakes for bread crumbs when making meatloaf.
Pickle Juice uses: Use sweet pickle juice to thin salad dressing or make French dressing with instead of vinegar, more delicious.
Cook vegetables with one or more bouillon cubes instead of salt–improves flavor.
Tossing in a few garlic cloves when boiling vegetables makes things tastier too.
Salt added to flour used for thickening gravies, etc., will help to prevent lumping.
After crimping the edge of the pie crust, lift the edge of the crust gently all around with your fingers. This keeps the dough from sticking to the dish while baking and makes it easier to take out the pieces of pie.