Potatoes soaked in salt water for 20 minutes before baking will bake more rapidly. (Not for the salt-free diet).
Freeze fresh onions about 20 minutes before peeling, slicing or dicing to help prevent tears!
Sweet potatoes will remain bright if placed in salted water when peeling for cooking. Drain, rinse and cook.
French fries wil be crispier if raw potatoes stand in cold water for at least 30 minutes before frying.
A few drops of lemon juice in the water will whiten boiled potatoes.
Use greased muffin tins as molds when baking stuffed peppers.
Use a strawberry huller to peel potatoes boiled in their jackets.
The skins will remain tender if you wrap baked potatoes in foil before baking in regular oven; or after baking, if using microwave.
Add a little milk to the water in which cauliflower is cooked to retain its attractive whiteness.
When cooking cabbage, place a small pan with 1/2 cup vinegar on the stove near the cabbage, and it will absorb the odor of the cabbage.