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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Chief Family Officer's Third Anniversary Celebration: Giveaway #7 - Oliso Frisper Freshkeeper



I love to cook, and I've found that a vacuum sealer can really speed up my week night dinner-making by allowing me to prep veggies and other foods over the weekend for use later on in the week. For instance, this past week, I cut a head of cauliflower into bite-size florets on Sunday and sealed it up until Friday, when I roasted it and made Roasted Cauliflower and Sardine Pasta.

I want to make cooking easier for you, too. That's why the final giveaway in Chief Family Officer's Third Anniversary Celebration is an Oliso Frisper Freshkeeper ($99 value).

The Frisper Freshkeeper uses a type of zip-top bag, so it's very easy to use. Simply put the food in the bag, seal it up, then vacuum the air out. You can see the Frisper Freshkeeper in action at the Oliso web site.

To enter, just leave a comment with your best kitchen tip. It doesn't have to be about cooking, it just has to be kitchen-related.

For an extra chance to win, subscribe to my feed via RSS or email and leave a separate comment telling me you have done so (or that you're already subscribed).

And for a third chance to win, write about this giveaway on your own site, then leave me a separate comment with a link to your post.
It's important that you leave a separate comment for each type of entry because each comment constitutes one entry.

The giveaway ends at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Saturday, June 14. I'll use Random.org to generate a number that corresponds with the winning comment.

The winner will be announced here on CFO. If I can easily locate the winner's email address, I will also email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize; otherwise a new winner will be randomly selected.

One entry per type per person. Sorry, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Good luck!

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221 Comments:

  • At 6/7/08, 11:50 AM, Blogger The Mama Hood said…

    Blogged this contest HERE!

     
  • At 6/7/08, 11:50 AM, Blogger The Mama Hood said…

    I am a subscriber!

     
  • At 6/7/08, 11:53 AM, Blogger The Mama Hood said…

    To keep your fridge clean, whenever it gets empty, before you go shopping, wipe down a shelf and rearrange items. If you do this to a shelf a week, cleaning your fridge won't be so much work!

     
  • At 6/7/08, 12:09 PM, Blogger Mercedes said…

    My best kitchen tip is to clean as you are cooking. that way when you are done cooking you are way on your way to having a clean kitchen again. I feel overwhelmed when there's mess around me so cleaning along works great for me.

     
  • At 6/7/08, 1:49 PM, Anonymous Shelly said…

    Keep your most often used knife sharp. Saves lots of time.
    mrs.frugal@sbcglobal(dot)net

     
  • At 6/7/08, 1:50 PM, Anonymous Shelly said…

    I am subscribed via Google reader.
    mrs.frugal@sbcglobal(dot)net

     
  • At 6/7/08, 2:06 PM, Blogger EJW said…

    My kitchen tip really extends to the supermarket. I make a meal plan for the week (mostly dinner, since we eat the same things for breakfast and lunch all the time) and then only shop for the things we need for those meals. It's cut way down on splurge spending as well as wasted food.

    Also, it lets me combine ingredients, like having two Mexican meals in a week means we don't waste half a can of chipotle peppers.

    Best of all, I can do a ton of prep on Sunday evening and make weeknight dinner a little easier.

     
  • At 6/7/08, 2:07 PM, Blogger EJW said…

    I subscribe via RSS, too.

     
  • At 6/7/08, 2:49 PM, Blogger Through Thick and Thin said…

    to keep my sponges clean i just toss them in the dishwasher every night when i run it.

     
  • At 6/7/08, 2:49 PM, Blogger Through Thick and Thin said…

    i subscribe via Google Reader

     
  • At 6/7/08, 3:01 PM, Blogger Sundi said…

    My kitchen tip is to use a Garbage Bag a la Rachel Ray! Instead of a bowl, get out a plastic grocery bag and put all of your scraps, trash, etc. in it as you are cooking and preparing dinner. Then just throw it in the trash -- easy!

     
  • At 6/7/08, 4:35 PM, Blogger By the grace of God ... said…

    I am already subscirbed. thanks

     
  • At 6/7/08, 4:36 PM, Blogger By the grace of God ... said…

    My best kitchen tip -- or should I say My Husbands? definitely clean as you go and keep surfaces clear and clean!!

     
  • At 6/7/08, 4:44 PM, Blogger michellenotdawn said…

    definitely clean as you go. Makes life so much simpler!

     
  • At 6/7/08, 4:45 PM, Blogger michellenotdawn said…

    I'm a subscriber!

     
  • At 6/7/08, 5:30 PM, Blogger Gina said…

    I'm also a "clean as you go" cook, but my other kitchen tip is to keep the chocolate up high where little ones can't reach it, but you can. :)

     
  • At 6/7/08, 6:01 PM, Anonymous Shannon said…

    It helped me out a lot when I finally took a really good look at what was in my cupboards and rearranged everything so that things I use together (all my baking supplies for instance) were actually stored in the same area.

    mudgie@twcny.rr.com

     
  • At 6/7/08, 6:47 PM, Blogger CE said…

    we always have a box of noodles cooked and in a tupperware for emergency kid dinners and meal prep.

    ce613 at hotmail dot com

     
  • At 6/7/08, 7:11 PM, Anonymous SK said…

    My kitchen tip is related to making baby food. A stick blender is great for making quick baby food & is easy cleanup. Make extra and freeze in ice cube trays for later use.

     
  • At 6/7/08, 7:19 PM, Anonymous SK said…

    subscribed

     
  • At 6/7/08, 8:05 PM, Blogger Mrs. J said…

    When you get home after a grocery trip with meat, marinate them before you place them in the freezer. It will save you more time, energy and electricity than freezing it first then thawing it under the microwave then marinate then freeze again then thaw...

     
  • At 6/7/08, 8:14 PM, Blogger Cuddle Cottage said…

    I like to have a home-cooked meal or two on standby. I'll cook up meat loaf or a stroganoff, completely cool the meal, then stick it in the freezer long enough so that when I remove it, I can pop the frozen meal out of its dish in one piece. I wrap the meal up in aluminum and put the aluminum-wrapped meal in a labeled, zipped baggie. When it's time to use a meal, I take it out of the freezer to thaw a bit, unwrap it, pop it back into a serving dish, thaw some more, heat in the microwave and voila!
    bsabel(at)hotmail(dot)com

     
  • At 6/7/08, 8:18 PM, Blogger Cuddle Cottage said…

    Just subscribed to your feed via email!
    belinda_streak(at)hotmail(dot)com

     
  • At 6/7/08, 8:39 PM, Blogger barbara said…

    Clean your kitchen every night,so you don't have dishes in the sink before you cook.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 12:03 AM, Blogger BrineS said…

    Great contest! My kitchen tip is to wipe down the stove top after you have finished the dishes.

    dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

     
  • At 6/8/08, 12:35 AM, Blogger sadie said…

    My tip would be to organize your panty by food type. Nothing like having 3 bags of sugar and no flour. Also, splurge on a good dustpan with a strong flat edge to be sure all crumbs make it into the garbage.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 12:35 AM, Blogger sadie said…

    I"m a subscriber

     
  • At 6/8/08, 2:15 AM, Blogger mannequin said…

    I always make double and freeze half. If I am making quiche for dinner, I make two and then in a couple weeks, voila! I've learned which foods freeze well and which don't and this handy little gadget would serve me well in that regards!

     
  • At 6/8/08, 4:48 AM, Blogger Angela said…

    I'm already a subscriber!

    My kitchen tip:

    Keep a large ziplock bag in the freezer and each time you have a little bit of vegetables left-over (like green beans, corn, etc) instead of throwing them away, put them in the bag in the freezer. Keep adding to the bag until it is full then make vegetable soup from all the mixed vegetables in the bag.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 5:05 AM, Blogger MrsAdams06 said…

    Even though I have a spice rack across the kitchen, I keep just a few of my very frequent spices right next to the stove for easy access. So if I decide to add a dash of this or that to my dish, it's just an arm's length away. (Time is of the essence when cooking with a 10 month old.)

    Great giveaway!

     
  • At 6/8/08, 5:06 AM, Blogger MrsAdams06 said…

    I am also an email subscriber.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 6:32 AM, Blogger Sandy M said…

    Just subscribed! I have never seen one of these before and now I want one. Rub stains on countertops with a sliced in half lemon. Stain comes right out.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 7:49 AM, Anonymous Christie said…

    I use baking soda and vinegar (a la middle school volcano experiment) to get nasty smells out of my garbage disposal.

    ropp(dot)5(at)wright(dot)edu

     
  • At 6/8/08, 7:52 AM, Blogger Pheobie said…

    For a wedding present, my mom gave me a handmade book of family favorite recipes written in her own hand (some recipes have a story/memory about the dish) It is my most treasured cookbook. I have already started one for my son.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 7:56 AM, Anonymous Jennifer Still said…

    After washing the dishes, I use the warm, soapy sponge to wipe down all surfaces including the stove. It only takes a few seconds and makes a huge difference. Every Sunday night, I throw out the germ-filled sponge. stilljen@comcast.net

     
  • At 6/8/08, 8:34 AM, Blogger windycindy said…

    Happy Sunday! Another fantastic prize giveaway! How fun. My tip is to keep the kitchen knives sharpened! Then, there is a smoother, cleaner cut on whatever needs cutting! Please enter me in your drawing. I really appreciate it. Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

     
  • At 6/8/08, 8:35 AM, Blogger windycindy said…

    I am also a subscriber! Have a great day.....Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

     
  • At 6/8/08, 8:41 AM, Anonymous Tinna Lee said…

    My kitchen tip: clothespins instead of breadties
    so much easier to open & close snack bags, cereal, crackers,& or bread or whatever you need to close!

     
  • At 6/8/08, 8:50 AM, Blogger gkstratos said…

    My kitchen tip is to cook with your kids. I've noticed that when my kids help prepare meals, they're more inclined to actually eat the entire meal and even try something new.
    gkstratos @yahoo.com

     
  • At 6/8/08, 9:20 AM, Blogger Mary512 said…

    Cut a lemon in half and squeeze it into a dish with a bit of water in it. Then microwave the dish with the lemon in it for a few minutes. This will make it very easy to wipe anything off the inside of your microwave. Just swipe and voila, a clean microwave. I learned this when I worked on a home cleaning crew, its a great cleaning tip. Great giveaway, thanks!

     
  • At 6/8/08, 9:21 AM, Blogger Mary512 said…

    I am also a subscriber. Thanks again!

     
  • At 6/8/08, 9:27 AM, Blogger Mary512 said…

    Blogged ya:
    http://mommyland512.blogspot.com/2008/06/win-oliso-frisper-freshkeeper.html
    Thanks a million!

     
  • At 6/8/08, 10:43 AM, Blogger NICU101 said…

    I buy my meat in family packs when it does on sale. Then when I open it to take out a portion for dinner, I slice/trim/prep what's left, and freeze in meal sized portions so it doesn't go to waste.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 10:43 AM, Blogger NICU101 said…

    I'm subscribed as well.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 11:49 AM, OpenID Elsie said…

    Kitchen tip I learned from someone else (can't remember where!):
    To sanitize your sponge, wet it until it is wet throughout but not dripping. Put it in a Pyrex bowl or other microwave- and heat-safe bowl, and microwave on high for about 3 minutes. If your microwave is super-strong, maybe don't do it for as long.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 11:57 AM, OpenID Elsie said…

    I subscribed using Google.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 12:15 PM, OpenID Elsie said…

    I blogged about the giveaway here

     
  • At 6/8/08, 12:40 PM, Blogger Jami said…

    As soon as I get home from the grocery store, I portion out all my bulk goods into one meal sizes and freeze--especially meat, cheese, etc. Also I buy milk 6 gallons at a time at Costco where it is much cheeper than anything in town and freeze it. It freezes great and saves me a trip every week to buy more milk.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 1:35 PM, Blogger Melissa said…

    Use a pastry blender whenever you have to chop things up--it's great for chopping hard cooked eggs for egg salad.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 1:35 PM, Blogger Melissa said…

    I'm already a subscriber!

     
  • At 6/8/08, 3:07 PM, Blogger kamewh said…

    Keep a list of the prodcuce in your fridge and the date it was bought handy. I found since I started doing this we waste a lot less. Also, washing the fruits and veggies and have them ready to eat. That way it is more convenient to grab them and snack on them. Thank you for the giveaway!

     
  • At 6/8/08, 3:33 PM, Blogger Toystory said…

    Buy the freshest ingredients you can...think farmers market this time of year. The tastes can be amazing with the fresher the ingredients.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 5:45 PM, Blogger katy said…

    Grow a garden and freeze what you don't use fresh.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 5:51 PM, Blogger katy said…

    I subscribed via email Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!

     
  • At 6/8/08, 5:54 PM, Blogger JenMarie said…

    Fabulous giveaways!!
    Hmmm, a tip...a friend told me not to put my good knives in the dishwasher, it will dull them.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 6:09 PM, Blogger Just.Me said…

    Since there is only 2 of us, I break down the larger packages into smaller ones using ziplop type bags. That way, there is no waste the measuring is already done.

    bevsclark at gmail dot com

     
  • At 6/8/08, 6:24 PM, Anonymous Mar said…

    My best kitchen tip is to do the dishes and clean the kitchen before you go to bed! It's a lot easier to cook the next day if you don't need to clean first!

     
  • At 6/8/08, 7:25 PM, Blogger misty said…

    I put a dryer sheet in the bottom of each kitchen trash bag I use to try to hamper the smell. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

    mistchlo@hughes.net

     
  • At 6/8/08, 7:26 PM, Blogger misty said…

    I am subscribed to your feed by email.

    mistchlo@hughes[dot]net

     
  • At 6/8/08, 8:54 PM, Blogger Linda said…

    I kkep my spices organized alphabetically. That way it's easier to find the one I want.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 10:32 PM, Blogger Trheel4vr said…

    My best and newest kitchen related tip is a way to keep your recipes online and organized. I'm using Gmail and its "labels" to keep them online. I've created a special email address just for recipes and am in the process of converting my favorite paper based recipes to emails. Instead of a draw full of printed recipes from my favorite sites, I copy and paste the recipes from the online site to an email and mail it to my recipe email. Then I "label" it appetizer, side, salad etc. Gmail's search functionality makes it a snap to find what I'm looking for and with Gmail for my Blackberry I'll never again have to call my husband to ask what the recipes calls for when I forget to take the recipe with me to the grocery.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 10:32 PM, Blogger Trheel4vr said…

    Great contest! I'm already a subscriber.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 2:56 AM, Blogger Kari said…

    I'd love to win this!! Definitely keep a clean, clutter free area in the kitchen. :)

     
  • At 6/9/08, 3:15 AM, Anonymous Kathryn said…

    I buy the large plastic container of baby greens at Sam's for nightly dinners. To keep the greens from deteriorating I put a couple of paper towels over the top of the lettuce to absorb the moisture. The lettuce will last the week without any decay. Hint: make sure you tuck the towels down around the edges and corners.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 4:41 AM, Anonymous Carrie said…

    I let my 1 year old play in the pan cupboard while I'm cooking dinner. Keeps him entertained and lets me get dinner going quickly!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 4:42 AM, Anonymous Carrie said…

    I subscribe to your feed, also!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 4:46 AM, Blogger moushka said…

    Having the children help out as much as possible. That way they learn about cooking and cleaning.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 4:50 AM, Blogger Saph said…

    I use a separate cutting board for meat and non-meat foods. It's more sanitary and it's quick and easy to clean the veggies cutting board.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 4:54 AM, Blogger Saph said…

    I just subscribe via google reader. :)

     
  • At 6/9/08, 5:36 AM, Blogger Stacy said…

    My best kitchen tip is to have a radio in there. I love to cook to music or news.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 5:50 AM, Blogger Cherry Blossoms said…

    I swear by Mr. Clean Magic Erasers in my house...they get rid of hard to erase food/stains/ etc...all over the kitchen...I also love Lysol wipes for quick clean ups here and there, they are a lifesaver!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 5:53 AM, Blogger Amy said…

    Clean up as you are cooking, rather than leaving it all until the end of your recipe.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 6:09 AM, Blogger royaldixie said…

    Hmmm....I always make my scrambled eggs with a spatula. It is easy to scrape the pan clean and if it is made out of silicone, then it can withstand tremendous heat.

    THANKS!!!

    royaldixie@charter.net

     
  • At 6/9/08, 6:11 AM, Anonymous Megret said…

    I love using Bon Ami or Soft Scrub on my dishes that food has been baked onto - - works like a charm!

    Thanks for the great contest!
    Megret
    meg (dot) wilson (at) gmail (dot) com

     
  • At 6/9/08, 6:12 AM, Blogger Bree said…

    Keep your sink clean! It is amazing how much better you feel with a clean sink!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 6:23 AM, Blogger PS said…

    Baking soda and laundry soap work the BEST on a flat surface cook top! I'll never use soft scrub again!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 6:35 AM, Blogger michelle said…

    One of my best kitchen tips is to place a crust of bread into the container of fresh-baked cookies to help keep them soft, similar to when you put a crust of bread into a container of hard brown sugar to soften it.

    michelle at northofthe49 dot com

     
  • At 6/9/08, 6:41 AM, Blogger Tara said…

    I love my kitchen scissors. I keep several pairs on hand so I always have a clean pair. I use them to quickly cut food up into bite-sized pieces for my youngest kids, and I use it to cut up chicken for stir fry and such. It's so much easier and faster than using a knife!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 6:41 AM, Blogger Tara said…

    I'm a subscriber!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 7:06 AM, Blogger Alleen said…

    I love the garbage bowl like Rachel Ray uses. I never used to do this and wasted so much time back and forth to the garbage to keep the area cleaned up. This is so simple, yet brilliant!

    alleensantana @ yahoo.com

     
  • At 6/9/08, 7:29 AM, Blogger Beki said…

    Organize your shopping list accordig to the layout of your grocery store to save time.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 7:40 AM, Blogger Mrs. Bargain Hunting Wife said…

    A tip!

    A binder for my recipe cards works way better than any recipe box. Plus the plastic pages wipe clean, no more smudgy dirty recipes!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 8:13 AM, Blogger Kimberly said…

    My kitchen tip would be to line the drip pan on your stove (under the burner) with Reynolds non-stick foil. It makes cleaning up spills very easy and you don't have to worry about thing sticking to it.

    When you are done with the foil before throwing it out you can fold it over several times and cut it with your scissors to sharpen the blades.

    Kimberly
    HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

     
  • At 6/9/08, 8:14 AM, Blogger M's Mommy said…

    Best kitchen tip: label your leftovers with the date. We find too many old strange things pushed back in the fridge. That's why this freshkeeper is perfect for me! Thanks!
    crt4book[at]yahoo[dot]com

     
  • At 6/9/08, 8:18 AM, Blogger Lachelle, Rob & Eliza said…

    My favorite tip is to set the timer for 15 minutes and clean as fast as you can. I've found that most of the time you can get most of the kitchen clean in that time and if not - you usually finish up anyway!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 8:23 AM, Blogger jenny said…

    wow i love to try and win this thanks

     
  • At 6/9/08, 8:59 AM, Blogger Panjo Kids said…

    We have a shelf in the pantry that is all food that my 2 year old son can have whenever he wants. He knows if he's hungry he can browse his "Snack Drawer" for nuts, dried fruit, or bunny crackers.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 9:14 AM, Blogger melonkelli said…

    My best kitchen tip is to spray pans with cooking spray by resting them on the open dishwasher door before spraying! You don't have to worry about cleaning up the overspray -- the door will get cleaned when you run the washer.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 9:18 AM, Blogger Katie said…

    What has really helped me is have a meal plan for the week so I can get what I need for the entire week in one trip to the store.
    katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com

     
  • At 6/9/08, 9:18 AM, Blogger Katie said…

    I am subscribed to your e-mails. Thanks katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 9:35 AM, Blogger chickamonpie said…

    Best tip for me would be to sit my twins in their jumpers in the kitchen while I cook. This way we can spend time together and they can enjoy all the wonderful smells.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 9:41 AM, Blogger Emilie said…

    I use dawn direct foam on a bottle brush to clean all my baby bottles. It is super fast and you don't need to run a sink full of water!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 9:46 AM, Blogger J said…

    I was all of my lettuce right when I get home and roll them in paper towels.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 10:19 AM, Blogger Aubrey said…

    My best kitchen tip is to have things organized, so when you're cooking you know where everything is and if you are out of something you know before you start to make a recipe and need that ingredient!
    byubabe14 at yahoo dot com

     
  • At 6/9/08, 10:27 AM, Blogger Gus and Clay's Mama said…

    My best kitchen tip is that it is so easy to make your own whipped cream- use a hand blender, powdered sugar, and a cold bowl... 10x better than store bought, and it takes 2 minutes! Can add to storebought goodies (cakes, brownies, etc) for quick homemade-esqe desserts.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 10:27 AM, Blogger Gus and Clay's Mama said…

    My best kitchen tip is that it is so easy to make your own whipped cream- use a hand blender, powdered sugar, and a cold bowl... 10x better than store bought, and it takes 2 minutes! Can add to storebought goodies (cakes, brownies, etc) for quick homemade-esqe desserts.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 10:40 AM, Blogger Sarah Z said…

    My kitchen tip is to get the kitchen table ready for breakfast the night before. It makes things so much easier in the morning.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 10:43 AM, Blogger bethany said…

    I buy meat in bulk when it goes on sale and freeze it so that I never have to pay full price for it!!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 10:57 AM, Blogger Bhav said…

    My kitchen tip is to keep the dishwasher open when you cook etc. so that instead of putting your used spoons, cups, bowls etc. in the sink you put it in the dishwasher. saves a lot of time and also it really helps not to see the sink full after eating a meal.

    bvbabybv at gmail.com

     
  • At 6/9/08, 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We freeze lemon juice into ice cubes, and use them in our iced tea.

    dorsy28(at)hotmail(dot)com

     
  • At 6/9/08, 11:13 AM, Blogger michelle said…

    Put your recipes in a binder and those plastic sheet covers. I can take one recipe out of the book, and it stays clean b/c of the cover.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 11:17 AM, Blogger Heather Brandt said…

    the things that works best for us is planning our meals at least a week in advance and making up our shopping lists by areas of the grocery store.

    heatherlbrandt (at) verizon (dot) net

     
  • At 6/9/08, 11:24 AM, Blogger Carly & Garrett said…

    My kitchen tip: clean your kitchen daily to avoid having to spend hours upon hours cleaning. Cleaning it daily takes about 5 minutes; as opposed to the hour your going to spend clenaing if you wait several days/weeks.
    Also, use windex to wipe down faucets. It makes them shine like new:)

     
  • At 6/9/08, 11:40 AM, Blogger meka foo said…

    OOh! I'd love to try the Frisper... my kitchen cleaning tip is to use tomato sauce to clean off stubborn stuck on food. Just cook on low for a few minutes and save a ton of elbow grease!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 11:41 AM, Blogger meka foo said…

    And, I'm subscribed to your RSS!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 11:48 AM, Blogger Kelly said…

    Well, I'm not much good around the kitchen, but here's something I've found that works really well for me.

    Store your Tupperware with the lids on. No, hear me out!!! :-) I know it means you can't nest them, but honestly, I spent way too much time trying to REnest them whenever I needed one. Plus, if you have young kids and you leave the Tupperware lids on for storage, they can pull them out of the cabinets and use them as building blocks - always fun - AND the insides of the containers don't get dirty like if they were stored open. :-)

     
  • At 6/9/08, 11:50 AM, OpenID aspritzofsis said…

    Wow, this is exactly what I've been lookin for. My kitchen tip: I separate the tools (wooden spoons, spatula, etc) that I use on a regular basis from those I use only rarely. That way, I'm not fumbling through the drawer trying to find my favorite spoon and keep pulling out the melon baller instead.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 11:58 AM, Blogger Mama Zen said…

    Definitely clean the kitchen and set up the coffee before you go to bed!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 12:24 PM, Blogger Jean said…

    My best kitchen tip is to clean a dirty microwave use a small bowl of warm water with a few lemon sclices in it. Then microwave a few minutes and the microwave wipes clean in seconds.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 12:30 PM, Blogger Naomi said…

    spray Pam into storage containers before putting tomato sauce or other stain-making foods inside... no more stained Tupperware!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 12:45 PM, Blogger NateAndJakesMom said…

    It isn't my invention but has saved my rubbermaid/tupperware from being ruined: Spray your containers with PAM before storing stain causing things inside such as spaghetti sauce, chili or blueberries. It keeps the plastic from turning red or blue!

    nateandjakesmom at gmail dot com

     
  • At 6/9/08, 12:55 PM, Blogger carolsue said…

    If you aren’t sure how fresh your eggs are, place them in about four inches of water. Eggs that stay on the bottom are fresh. If only one end tips up, the egg is less fresh and should be used soon. If it floats, it’s past the fresh stage.
    digicat@sbcglobal.net

     
  • At 6/9/08, 12:56 PM, Blogger carolsue said…

    Blogged you here
    http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/06/chief-family-officer-win-fresh-keeper.html

    digicat@sbcglobal.net

     
  • At 6/9/08, 12:56 PM, Blogger carolsue said…

    Subscribed to your e-mail also.
    digicat@sbcglobal.net

     
  • At 6/9/08, 1:28 PM, Blogger gunzie said…

    When we have leftover red wine, we pour it into an ice tray, freeze it and then when you need some wine for a recipe, you can just pop out the amount you need.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    ann dot guns at mac dot com

     
  • At 6/9/08, 1:29 PM, Blogger gunzie said…

    I also subscribed.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 1:39 PM, Blogger Feed the Moose said…

    My best kitchen tip is to not give up on your crockpot. There really are great crockpot recipes out there, and on a summer day when you don't want to heat up your house, it can get the job done for you!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 2:01 PM, Blogger Staci said…

    My tip is to put things back where they belong immediately. It'll save a lot of time and money later on.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 2:05 PM, Blogger blueviolet said…

    I subscribed to your newsletter!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 2:06 PM, Blogger blueviolet said…

    I find that I work so much more efficiently if I get all of my ingredients out before I start cooking rather than get them out one by one like I used to do. Sometimes I missed an ingredient when I did that. That works for me whether cooking or baking.
    doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

     
  • At 6/9/08, 2:24 PM, Blogger lace said…

    There are some great tips that I've read so far. One of my favorite things to keep the kitchen smelling fresh is to put citrus peels down the garbage disposal.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 6:15 PM, Blogger Mrs. Csirke said…

    to keep asparagus fresh, put it in a cup with an inch or two of water in the fridge so it stands upright. I have had fresh asparagus last 2 weeks this way!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 7:02 PM, Blogger Keselle said…

    keep kids snacks in their own low cupboard that way they don't mess up your cupboards by rummaging through them looking for food

     
  • At 6/9/08, 8:47 PM, Anonymous Jonathan said…

    Do you use the FreshKeeper? I was hoping they finally made one that sealed and sucked regular plastic bags.

    Best kitchen tip: I'm installing roll-out shelves to maximize existing cabinet space. Easy access and more storage!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 9:17 PM, Blogger CJW's folks said…

    We had a food sealer, but it broke. =\ It was the best kitchen tool ever, so waste so much less food!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 10:16 PM, Anonymous sandra jensen said…

    Keep a sink of hot soapy water handy while you cook, and wash as you go - a lot less mess to clean up.

    sajdakota@yahoo.com
    sandy

     
  • At 6/9/08, 10:59 PM, Anonymous hazel said…

    My best tip is that when your honey gets all crystaline-y, you don't have to throw it out, all you have to do is put the jar (closed) in hot water and it will go back to its nice dissolved tasty honey state after a while in the heat.

    mitanari@yahoo.com

     
  • At 6/9/08, 11:01 PM, Anonymous debra pauely said…

    my favorite tip is whn your stuffing is finished put a kitchen towel over it and then put the lid on. the result is moister stuffing.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 11:13 PM, OpenID dewey1973 said…

    Use powder free exam gloves when working with raw chicken, chopping garlic, dredging anything in flower, or doing anything you'd rather not have on your hands. I keep a box under the sink.

    cfo.dewey1973 (at) xoxy.net

     
  • At 6/10/08, 1:23 AM, Blogger JenO said…

    For casseroles and anything that requires much assembly, I always double and make two, and freeze one. It doesn't take much more time since you've already got the ingredients out, etc.

    nifferjeno at gmail dot com

     
  • At 6/10/08, 5:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Kitchen tip- to keep it stocked keep a running list of grocery items and email them to yourself at work so you can shop on your lunch hour.
    laura.m.hutchcroft at uscg.mil

     
  • At 6/10/08, 6:34 AM, Blogger Allie said…

    Angela on 6/8 said my favorite - the freezer bag int he freezer to put in veggie scraps. I do this and then make great stock for recipes for months! Waste not, want not!

     
  • At 6/10/08, 6:35 AM, Blogger Princess of Everything (and then some) said…

    My best kitchen tip is recipes on the inside of my cabinets. I stick them there so that they are easy to read...right at eye level and they do not get messy!

    princessandthebeads@gmail.com

     
  • At 6/10/08, 6:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    individual plastic juice boxes - fill and keep in fridge - saves $$ on the pre-made ones!
    Thanks,

     
  • At 6/10/08, 7:38 AM, Blogger CPA Mom said…

    I am a subscriber!

     
  • At 6/10/08, 7:38 AM, Blogger CPA Mom said…

    I cut up peppers and onions and free them for quick omelets on the weekends.

    Thanks!

    cpamomva {at} hotmail {dot} com

     
  • At 6/10/08, 8:11 AM, Anonymous Julie Anne said…

    When I buy a huge pack of ground beef, I cook up a bunch of it, drain it and freeze it in 2 cup portions. This makes it so easy when I want to whip up some tacos or sloppy joes, or some other ground beef dish. Just easy defrost and go. This freshkeeper would help it last even longer in the freezer. I would love this!!

    julanne (dot) wilson (at) gmail (dot) com

     
  • At 6/10/08, 8:14 AM, Blogger Deborah said…

    I like to buy larger packages of hamburger, cook it all up at once and then freeze the cooked hamburger in one pound bags. It makes it so much easier on hectic nights when I go to make standbys such as sloppy joes or spaghetti sauce.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 8:30 AM, Anonymous Julie Anne said…

    I am a subscriber

    julanne (dot) wilson (at) gmail (dot) com

     
  • At 6/10/08, 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Here's my best tip for the kitchen: If you buy hamburger meat in bulk (how else could anyone afford it with 3 boys), instead of separating it into one pound chunks to freeze, separate it into pounds, then flatten it like a pancake before freezing. Now, everything fits in your freezer, and when it's time to defrost a pound of meat, it only takes a second!
    tangie
    chefdaddy79@yahoo.com

     
  • At 6/10/08, 9:51 AM, Blogger pintolinda said…

    I am so lucky to live only about 7 blocks from a grocery store so I can walk easily. I try to get fresh veggies twice a week or so and get my exercise also. I am more fit and my veggies are fresh.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 10:23 AM, Blogger Betty N said…

    I love to have my grandkids visit but I want to spend my time with them, not cooking. So I have what I call "Grandma's Kitchen". I cook up each grandkid's favorites and put them into individual servings and freeze them. Then whenever any of them come to visit, each can pick his/her favorite entree and we just microwave it.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 10:47 AM, Blogger slymommyof3 said…

    During the week I still like to have homemade dinners. The only problem is with me working on wednesday nights, daughter having kenwa kai on tuesdays and thursdays nights, and handicapped son having therapy on monday and friday evenings, I don't have a whole lot of time. This would really come in handy for me to make things beforehand and my hubby could just warm them up.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 10:56 AM, Blogger Heather said…

    I keep my kitchen as clean as possible(I have four kids!) by keeping all of the counters clear of clutter and wiping them down every night after dinner.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 12:36 PM, Blogger ablondeblogger said…

    My best kitchen tip is to have your kids do the dishes. *grin* Works wonders for me! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

     
  • At 6/10/08, 12:51 PM, Blogger Deanne02 said…

    I'm not the greatest in the kitchen so I'm not one to have great tips in this area but the best I have to offer is When a recipe tells you to grease and flour a pan, I just spray it with Pam and then put flour in it. It saves me time and works just as well as Crisco.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 1:39 PM, Blogger krosburn said…

    My best tip is to soak baked on yuck with HOT, HOT water before trying to scrub or clean. No elbow grease is needed if you let your dishes soak for a while in hot water:)

     
  • At 6/10/08, 2:07 PM, Blogger nor_lou said…

    if you can not open a jar run it under warm water for a little while and it will weakedn the vaccuum seal enough to open it.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 2:16 PM, Anonymous Becca said…

    I recommend that people use the best knives they can afford. Good knives make all the difference when preparing food.
    beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

     
  • At 6/10/08, 2:36 PM, Blogger cpullum said…

    Kitchen tip keep clutter free!!!
    cpullum@yahoo.com

     
  • At 6/10/08, 3:13 PM, Blogger SpicyOne said…

    This is a great tool.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 3:26 PM, Blogger Jody said…

    Make sure you actually have everything before starting in on a recipe!

     
  • At 6/10/08, 3:26 PM, Blogger Tom said…

    thanks for the chance

     
  • At 6/10/08, 4:15 PM, Blogger Rashmi said…

    My tip is to light a candle near where you're cutting onions. Helps cut down the tears :)

     
  • At 6/10/08, 4:16 PM, Blogger Rashmi said…

    Have subscribed via email (disspo...)

     
  • At 6/10/08, 5:28 PM, Blogger judybrittle said…

    the easiest thing for me to do is plan a month of dinners. it takes awhile to think of 30 meals but its a way not to have the same thing so often and includes a wide variety of dishes. but the added trick is to try at least 5 new dishes a month.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 7:39 PM, Blogger Uniquely Yours said…

    My best kitchen tip would be to clean as you go and make sure that you clean up immediately after every meal so that you don't have to face it later when it will be harder to clean once it drys.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 8:06 PM, Anonymous Jewel Jernstedt said…

    Let's see, I have a cooking tip. I use a hand blender to make mashed potatoes, and lots of margarine and milk. You start cringing, just add more, and very creamy mashed potatoes, just don't eat too much, extra poundage.
    fenix69j@yahoo.com

     
  • At 6/10/08, 8:18 PM, Blogger celticbikerbabe said…

    My tip: It is often less expensive to buy frozen diced green peppers than it is to buy fresh green peppers that you dice yourself. The nutritional content is the same or better, as they are processed and flash frozen just after picking.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 9:18 PM, Blogger Claudia said…

    i can to say also - clean as you go- makes the cleanup so much faster and easier :)

     
  • At 6/10/08, 10:26 PM, Blogger Alberta said…

    Replace your sponges regularly to avoid spreading germs.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 11:01 PM, Blogger camper223 said…

    Before spreading peanut butter on your bread, spray with pam spray helps from sticking. Save a tin can for draining your grease into instead of your sink drain, after it cools throw can and all away.
    Hopefully I will win this prize. I had one a long time ago but daughter borrowed to seperate and seal grandsons baby food for travel and daycare. She also used to seal bags of breastmilk for easier travel to hospital when grandson had open heart surgery.
    I let her keep mine but catch myself sometimes wanting to use it.
    thank you.

     
  • At 6/11/08, 12:15 AM, Blogger Team Morris said…

    my best kitchen tip is to put a paper towel in a bag of lettuce or pre-made salad to keep it crispy! I subscribed, too! :)

     
  • At 6/11/08, 5:40 AM, Blogger boobles2 said…

    I am a subscriber, To keep your refrigerator clean so mold doesn't grow and grow and grow.

     
  • At 6/11/08, 7:58 AM, Blogger TheresaJenkins said…

    My kitchen tip is Microfiber towels and mop,they save time and money because they work with one swipe and mostly use water.

     
  • At 6/11/08, 8:35 AM, Blogger LN said…

    Have all your ingredients out and ready to dump in the bowl/pot/pan as needed.

     
  • At 6/11/08, 9:18 AM, Blogger Shannon said…

    Keep your counter tops clean, after cutting meats or veggies!
    So many germs live there!

     
  • At 6/11/08, 9:50 AM, Blogger Fresh Girl said…

    To clean things like grills, keep a supply of old t-shirts cut into rags in the kitchen. Saves money because you don't go through your paper towels as quickly! :)

     
  • At 6/11/08, 9:50 AM, Blogger Fresh Girl said…

    I've subscribed! :)

     
  • At 6/11/08, 12:27 PM, Blogger yyeres said…

    i keep my favorite take-out place on speed dial for emergency meals just in case something goes wrong in the kitchen.

     
  • At 6/11/08, 4:44 PM, Blogger momof4girls said…

    My favorite tip is to use coupons! Sign up for a website that matches the coupons to the local sales, and then rack up the savings. I've been doing this about a year,and it has saved my family so much money!

     
  • At 6/11/08, 6:41 PM, Blogger Whippeteer said…

    to clean your kitchen floor, put booties on your dogs and let them go crazy!

     
  • At 6/11/08, 8:22 PM, Blogger Sunshine Mama said…

    My kitchen tip is to wash zip lock bags and hang them to dry. You can get several uses out of each one.

     
  • At 6/11/08, 8:25 PM, Blogger Channah said…

    My best kitchen tip is to use a slow cooker - throw the food in, and spend your time elsewhere, instead of in the kitchen!

     
  • At 6/11/08, 9:06 PM, Blogger Will said…

    I'm pretty sure that both of my tips were covered:
    Clean as you go!
    Invest in good knives and keep them sharp!

     
  • At 6/11/08, 9:06 PM, Blogger Will said…

    RSS subscriber, btw

     
  • At 6/11/08, 9:48 PM, Blogger Teresa said…

    I always keep butter,cottage cheese,sour cream,etc.,containers to use as "tupperware"!

     
  • At 6/12/08, 2:40 AM, Blogger Karrie said…

    sometimes I get stubborn stains on my kitchen countertop so I leave a little soapy water on it for a few minutes. most of the time the stain is gone within minutes

     
  • At 6/12/08, 5:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Use oven cleaner on the grill. Works great.

     
  • At 6/12/08, 7:29 AM, Anonymous Dorothy R. said…

    Thanks for contest, would love to win the great prize.

     
  • At 6/12/08, 8:28 AM, OpenID matternu said…

    Nice prize,I need one of these.My tip is ,I use alot of fresh garlic and it can get on your hands and all you smell is garlic. If you wash your hands in mouthwash it taks away the scent and removes the oils. It works great!!

     
  • At 6/12/08, 11:34 AM, OpenID mikeysbebe45 said…

    This would be really useful for my daughter who has special diet needs...I could cook & freeze away!

     
  • At 6/12/08, 1:09 PM, Blogger angela said…

    I use a solution of vinegar and water to clean my wood floors. Safe for the kids...

     
  • At 6/12/08, 1:28 PM, Blogger Shelly said…

    Chopsticks have many uses including stirring, testing doneness etc

     
  • At 6/12/08, 1:28 PM, Blogger Shelly said…

    I am a feed subscriber!

     
  • At 6/12/08, 3:28 PM, Blogger CanCan said…

    My favorite tip is to fill one compartment of a muffin tin about 1/3 full of water to prevent the other muffins from burning while cooking.

    onlycancan at hotmail dot com

     
  • At 6/12/08, 3:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Vinegar is great to clean with.

     
  • At 6/12/08, 3:53 PM, Anonymous Melissa said…

    baking soda is good for keeping your pots looking great.

     
  • At 6/12/08, 4:10 PM, Blogger The Anderson Circus said…

    Keep healthier options at eye level - ie veggies on the shelves instead of in the drawer. Then you're more likely to choose them!

     
  • At 6/12/08, 4:10 PM, Blogger The Anderson Circus said…

    Subscribe via Google Reader!

     
  • At 6/12/08, 6:18 PM, Blogger Lisa said…

    There are some awesome comments here - both funny and brilliant! I like to chill my onions before cutting them because they don't hurt your eyes as much that way.

     
  • At 6/12/08, 9:02 PM, Blogger calgirl said…

    My best kitchen tip is attaching a wooden shoe organizer to a cabinet to hold all those different loaves of bread, rolls, buns etc.

     
  • At 6/12/08, 9:33 PM, Blogger elena said…

    Great prize

     
  • At 6/13/08, 7:32 AM, Blogger ktoth04 said…

    My favorite kitchen tip is to freeze bread! It never goes bad, and I always eat my bread toasted anyway!

     
  • At 6/13/08, 7:33 AM, Blogger ktoth04 said…

    subscribed via rss

     
  • At 6/13/08, 7:33 AM, Blogger Twig said…

    I wash my sponges in the dishwasher to disinfect them.

     
  • At 6/13/08, 7:44 AM, Blogger Joseph said…

    Keep the kitchen counters free of clutter when cooking.

     
  • At 6/13/08, 11:44 AM, Blogger Rachel said…

    microwave a moist dish sponge for 30sec - 1min to instantly kill germs. i do it to my small dish towels too. its much faster to keep it sanitary.

     
  • At 6/13/08, 11:53 AM, Blogger kaylee8 said…

    Forget plastic containers - use bags and press and seal to create your own - takes us much less room in the frig!

     
  • At 6/13/08, 12:05 PM, Blogger Samantha said…

    I wish I had some great kitchen tips, but I'm not very good in the kitchen! My slow cooker saves me. Thanks! uke9000 (at) gmail (dot) com

     

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