Freeze nuts to preserve their natural oils, which can turn rancid at room temperature. Store each type of nut separately in and use within a year. When ready to use, toss in a nonstick skillet or onto a baking sheet (oven set at 350), for 5-10 minutes until nuts are aromatic and browned, not burned.
“Everything in moderation… including moderation.”
Stow old pieces 0f bread a large plastic bag in the freezer. When the bag is full, cut the bread into large chunks and pulse them in a food processor until you have fine crumbs. Toast the crumbs on a rimmed baking sheet in a 350° F oven, tossing once, until dry, 4 to 6 minutes.
“Cooking well doesn’t mean cooking fancy.”
Use your cookie sheets for more than just cookies! Try using it to assemble all the ingredients you’ll need for a specific recipe, or to doll out individual portions of cookie dough or a single layer of fruit for freezing prior to sticking it in your end container to avoid a big heap.
“Caramels are only a fad. Chocolate is a permanent thing.”