It is essential that you use utensils made of soft materials such as nylon, rubber, or silicone when cooking with nonstick pans. Metal or wooden utensils could scratch the nonstick coat and cause flakes to fall from the pans. Not only will that appear unappetizing, but it can be dangerous as well.

Certain fruits, including avocados, bananas, apples, and pears will turn brown if sliced and left exposed to the air for too long. It is possible to slow this process by placing the fruit in either lemon or pineapple juice. There is no reason for soaking the fruit; merely dipping the fruit in the juice will do the job well. Never throw away your leftovers whenever you have cooked a turkey. Cut the leftover meat and put it away in airtight containers. The turkey stays fresh for a few weeks this way and can be used to make sandwiches or can be put into a salad. Always bake pie and tart crusts for longer than the recipe specifies for best results. The crust should have a nice golden color to be fully cooked. This is because the golden color lets you know that the sugar from the crust has caramelized, which give it that sweet, yet crisp taste.

It can be easier to blend warm milk into mashed potatoes. Your mashed potatoes should come out fluffy and light. This technique also minimizes lumps. Nobody wants to eat lumpy, bland mashed potatoes.