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Old 01-29-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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Kitchen "Wives tales."

So, over time we hear loads of advice, tips, remedies, etc. for kitchen issues. As we know, not all are true or effective. Just recently I have read a few on here that have never been proven to work.
Do you have any sage advice that you have heard about that doesn't really have any proof, validity, or are uneccesary?

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Old 01-29-2011, 04:03 PM   #2
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My MIL rubs the ends of her cucumbers hard on the counter and then cuts the ends off.she thinks it gets the "bitter" out of them. I laugh everytime
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:10 PM   #3
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My MIL rubs the ends of her cucumbers hard on the counter and then cuts the ends off.she thinks it gets the "bitter" out of them. I laugh everytime
That's a good one! I'd laugh, too.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:49 PM   #4
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This isn't an old one. It's one my sister uses though to get her hubby and kids to eat some onion! She puts onion in the hamburger when browning it for things like tacos and spaghetti. She told her hubby that the meat cooks better with the onion. Hubby's mom is just a basic cook and uses a lot of convenience mixes so he didn't know and accepts the onions. Otherwise, he wouldn't touch them!
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:09 PM   #5
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Oleo is healthier than butter.
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:16 PM   #6
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Searing meat keeps in the juices
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:17 PM   #7
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Add a potato to salty soup

Or soup with too much chile pepper

Or a soup with to much [blank]
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:18 PM   #8
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Dont add salt to dry beans or they won't soften
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:30 PM   #9
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Put a big leaf of lettuce in your soup to soak up the grease. Remove the slimmy thing before eating!
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Add a potato to salty soup
That one actually does work for me, but only if it's just a little too salty. If it's WAY oversalted (happened once when I was making spaghetti sauce from scratch) it doesn't help much.
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