In Response to Re: Cooking & Baking Tips – A Collection Of Timeless Wisdom:
I'm always picking up those magazines that feature storage, space saving or decorating on a dime articles. One tip I found years ago (and I mean YEARS) I absolutely love and its the best tip ever. It said to hang a couple hooks in your cabinet where you store your spices and store your measuring spoons on the hook. No more searching thru a cluttered drawer. And this is a tip that I came up with all by myself LOL...When I am at a thrift store I always search thru the kitchen gadgets for something that I might need. I pick up measuring cups of various sizes and bring them home. I keep my hot cereal in a tupperware container and when I make the cereal it takes 1/3 cup. So I put one of those thrift store finds in the container with the cereal. That way I have the exact amt that I use, don't have to dirty one of the measuring cups that I use for general baking, etc. I've got a 1 cup in the rice container, same as the sugar, etc.
Posted by Mary K. D
Mary K D, I am always going through Goodwill or the Salvation Army stores. I have picked up lots of great finds. I found a great Bean Pot at Goodwill. Just try to find a bean pot, everybody makes baked beans in the crock pot now. I couldn't find a bean pot anywhere it took several months but one showed up at Goodwill!
Never thought of looking for measuring cups. I have several sets that I use when I am baking so I don't have to clean between measuring. I do keep a measuring cup in my hot cereal container and I keep one in my dogs food. I think the idea about the measuring spoons in the spice cabinet is awesome. Thanks for a great idea.
I was really planning on cleaning out cabinets today so I just might look for some hooks to put on the back of the door.