Food & Nutrition

20 Nearly Forgotten Kitchen Secrets from the Past

Mix in Molasses

Adding Molasses into Egg Mixture. Making Treacle Pie Series.; Shutterstock ID 1130732765; Job (TFH, TOH, RD, BNB, CWM, CM): TOHffolas/Shutterstock

A short stack won’t be nearly enough if you follow reader LaFlorya Gauthier’s advice. She says, “Pancakes will brown just beautifully if you add 1 tablespoon of molasses to the batter.”

Thicken Sauces in an Instant

Making Gravy On The Restaurant StoveNatashaPhoto/Shutterstock

Need a little thickening for gravy? Reader Fay Meredith says, “I keep a container of instant potato flakes handy, adding a small amount to obtain the right consistency. They’re great, too, for thickening chowders, soups, and stews.”

A-Tisket, A-Tasket, Keep That Berry Basket


Reader Ethel Williams says a quart-sized berry basket makes a good egg keeper and will revolutionize your kitchen—just like these 15 kitchen products people can’t stop buying. “It holds about a dozen eggs and takes up little refrigerator space.”

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