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favor-“ette”: tap-tap

I’ve been baking like crazy lately – and going through many bags of flour in the process.

And – like me – if you hate that “spray” of flour that happens every time you open a new bag, try this trick:

tap the flour bag

“Tapping” the top of the bag a few times will cause the flour to settle – and no more “poofs” (tip courtesy of Cook’s Illustrated).

These are my favorite types of tips – small things that make your time in the kitchen a little more pleasant (and less messy too)!

What’s your favorite “little” tip?


  1. Tina K on March 25, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I’ll try that! I just discovered that snow peas line up neatly all ready to trim, when you rinse and shake them in a small handheld sieve/collander instead of a large one.

  2. annie on March 25, 2014 at 12:50 pm


    • sherisilver on March 25, 2014 at 1:27 pm


  3. Christa on March 26, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    We buy 25 or 50 lbs at a time. I’ll try the tap, but I have my doubts when the bag is that big!

    • sherisilver on March 27, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Yikes – I agree! 🙂

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