Smart Idea: Make large batches of soup then freeze in silicone muffin molds. Pop 'em out and freeze. Just reheat pucks in a mug for a quick dinner. Website linked to photo has recipe for chicken noodle soup
How to keep cut potatoes from browning (so they can be cut ahead of time and kept in the fridge). To keep potatoes from turning brown or becoming mushy when cooked, add some white vinegar Tbsp. per 2 cups water) before submerging the potatoes.
How to determine if an egg is fresh. sinks to bottom and lays on it's side - fresh rests on bottom but fat end rises up slightly - week old balances on pointy end with fat end sticking up - 3 weeks old whole egg floats and bobs around - bad egg
DIY Fruit & Veggie Wash Cleaning fruit - fill sink with water, add 1 C. Add all fruit and soak for 10 minutes. Water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film. Great for Berries too--keeps them from molding.
KEEPING BERRIES FROM GOING MOLDY! one part vinegar (white or apple cider probably work best) and ten parts water. Dump berries into mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria