To extend nuts’ shelf -life
Freeze shelled nuts to preserve their natural oils which may go rancid at room temperature over time.
Keep cake fresh for days
Save the cake from drying out by securing a slice of bread to the exposed portions with toothpicks. The bread holds in the cake’s moisture.
Reheat pasta in the microwave the correct way
Reheating a giant blob of sauced spaghetti can get tricky — sizzling on the top, and ice cold in the middle. For even warming, shape leftover pasta into a donut (with a hole in the middle) on a plate.
Reheat bread in the microwave
The key to reheating already cooked foods is to add some moisture. When it comes to bread, set the microwave to a low power setting, and drape the rolls or buns with a moist paper towel. It remains fresh and soft.
Remove pomegranate seeds
Cut a shallow cone into the flower end of the pomegranate, then slice off the bottom of the fruit. Score the fruit along its natural ridges, and pry each section apart to reveal the seeds. In this way you will not soil your hands.