Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saturday in Lovella's kitchen



Here is a simple little tip that you probably already know about...
but it's fun to remember where we learn our tips from.
As long as I can remember my Mom cut all her containers that came with a paper protective lid in half.
This was an instant levelling tool for her.
You have a perfect measurement every time and don't need to dirty a knife for levelling.
I often think  of my Mom on Saturdays.
She baked buns in the morning and most often made cookies or squares in the afternoon so we would have something fresh for Sunday.

When I got married...
I cut all my paper protective lids in half....
and now I'm sharing that little tip with you.

Happy Saturday everyone.
What is baking in your kitchen today?

33 comments:

  1. I remember my mum doing this but I got away from it. Thanks for the reminder. My next one I open I will do this.

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  2. I actually haven't done this, but will now. Thanks for the tip!

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  3. Awesome tip! Too bad I just opened a new baking powder 10 minutes ago :(

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  4. What a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing this - I love baking on Saturdays!

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  5. I plan to make cheese biscuits with my favourite hamburger soup.

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  6. I also remember my mom doing this, and I do it myself. A simple reminder of wonderful times gone by, and how we made do, doing simple things.

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  7. Funny! I took a picture almost exactly the same, also with a new baking powder pot, for the same purpose, to share on my blog!

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  8. My mom did that as well but I too had forgotten to do so on mine. Thanks for the reminder. :)

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  9. I've been doing this for years and again this morning so I could measure my Magic Baking powder to make dumplings in my chicken stew.
    JB

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  10. Love this!! Several commented about doing this with baking powder. My baking powder already does this!

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  11. Thanks for the tip! What is baking in my kitchen today ..... cinnamon buns!! Recipe from MGCC cookbook!! Who wants to come over for coffee this afternoon? LOL
    Shirley

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  12. I am making a quadruple batch of cottage cheese perogies to freeze and give to my daughter and grandson who love them. I am half way done now.

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  13. I love the simple tip and the memory that goes with it.

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  14. My mother did the same thing and I do it too!

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  15. I'm baking the pumpkin bran muffin recipe that was posted this week! Delicious!

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  16. I learned this simple, practical tip from my (mennonite) mom too. Have always done it. She probably got it from her mom!

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  17. This such a great tip and I must remember to do this with my next box of baking powder! I'm baking a pie today - remembering how my mom always baked on Saturdays too!!!

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  18. I had forgotten all about this simple tip but my grandmother used to do it with her baking soda and anything else that had a paper "lid" on it. I will definitely remember it from now on, in fact, I have a can of baking powder that is ready to be opened now and I will use this tip! Thank you for the tip and the memories!

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  19. Simple yet so practical, the best kind of tips. Thanks for the great tip!

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  20. It is excellent advice. Thanks for sharing.

    Velva

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  21. Such a good idea ... thank you! I'm not baking today (usually have to bake communion bread for Sunday, but I have tomorrow off); however I made a huge pot of Italian Wedding Soup - yum!

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  22. Thank you for reminding me, I used to do this all the time and then I guess I just forgot about it. Thank you again.

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  23. Oh ya.....my mom used that little paper for a level too. Great memory of mom's cupboard.

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  25. Hahaha I often wondered why the baking powder didn't come like that anymore - had no idea it was my Mom who did that. I guess she did that with the instant coffee jar too !!!

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  26. My mother was NOT a baker; she never owned a measuring cup or spoon in her life, so I had to learn it all on my own. Thank you for all of your tips, they help even old people like me, lol.

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  27. I've been doing this ever since my Granny taught me. We learned from the best!

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  28. Your mother was a genius. Best tip of the year for sure.

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  29. That's smart! THanks for sharing. I've also seen some people on pinterest put the grated cheese lid from a can of parmesan onto a canning jar and it fit perfectly. That's another fun tip. ; )

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  30. Looks exactly like the one in my cupboard - such a time saver when baking! I got idea from my mother too. I also use on the instant coffee just like my mom used to do -it reminds me of her every time I open it to make my afternoon cup. Such wonderful memories of such a godly woman-great legacy and inspiration to follow in her godly steps.

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  31. You provided me with a long lost memory of my own mother….I miss her so.

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  32. What a beautiful memory. I enjoy baking on Saturdays also. Its nice to have something home baked that you can snack on through the week. Thanks for a great blog and the many recipes you share.

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