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Jen’s Top Kitchen Tips (What Are Yours?)

How to Shred Chicken in Seconds How to Shred Chicken in Seconds (Jens Best Kitchen Tips) [2]

Last night on the blog, I shared one of those simple little kitchen tips [2] that revolutionized my meal making. I realized that with all my years of cooking, there are certain things that I do instinctively, and I just forget to share them here. Sometimes I think, “Well, this is so silly. I am sure they all do it,” and then from the comments, I find out that you don’t, and I get all excited because it’s truly those little things that are the big things. :)

So, today I am sharing just a few of my favorites because the post was getting too long, and I now have a running list of many more to share.

I’d love to hear yours in the comments because helping each other in the meal making dilemma is such an encouragement to many.

First, you must head over to my How to shred chicken the easy way [2] post. Literally, shred pounds of chicken in seconds. It’s so much more than just learning how to shred chicken [2] in seconds, it works for chicken, turkey, and even pork. You will wonder how you have spent hours shredding when it could be done in seconds.

DIY Magic Bullet with Mason Jars DIY Party Bar (Make Your Own Magic Bullet) [3]

DIY Magic Bullet: Mason Jar Blender [4]

The beauty of the Magic Bullet is its ease. Well, now you have that ease with your blender and mason jars.

Create your own personal Party Bar by giving everyone their own mason jar

how to stock your freezer Power Cooking: Ten Minute Meals (video demo)Power Cooking: 4 Meals in 4 Minutes [5]

Get our Dinners Planned and Executed with these simple ideas.

homemade popcorn DIY Homemade Microwave Popcorn (Why Did We Wait?) [6]DIY Homemade Microwave Popcorn [7]: You will ask yourself, “How have I not been doing this my whole life?”

chili in tortilla bowl Kitchen Tip: How to Make a Tortilla Bowl

How to make your own tortilla bowl [8]

Bring the touch of a Mexican restaurant right to your own home in minutes.

cooking ground beef in bulk Kitchen Tip: Cooking Ground Beef in the Crock Pot [9]Always have meals in minutes by Cooking Ground Beef in the Crock Pot [10] and having it ready to go.

Then make sure you use the next tip for draining it.

hamburger meat Kitchen Tip: Draining Ground Beef (Power Cooking) [11]

Draining Ground Bee [12]f (Power Cooking Tip)

During my Power Cooking sessions, I always have pounds of ground beef cooking, but draining it becomes a huge pain. Not only does this tip take that issue and makes it easy, but it helps eliminates the unnecessary grease with great health benefits.

 How Do I Keep Brown Sugar Soft? [13]Keep your brown sugar soft at all times with this simple tip. [14]

Those are just a few tips that have revolutionized my time in the kitchen.

What are some of your favorite, yet simple, kitchen tips? Please share with my Tasty Tuesday readers!

I can’t wait to see what everyone is cooking up for this Tasty Tuesday.
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