Hello, friends. It’s quiet around here. Jordan and Charles returned from the Seychelles yesterday which means Little Miss went home today. Let me tell you that four is such a cute age. My husband has been on a guys’ trip in the Caribbean for over a week, and so Little Miss and I had the house all to ourselves. It gave us a chance to really bond, and I loved every minute of it. I think she did, too. Thankfully, we will get to be together again in just a little over two weeks when we meet up in Peru. Now, let’s get on to today’s tip. I might be the last person on earth to figure this out, but I did a simple little step that helped organize my pantry shelf and also organize my baking. I hope you like this simple baking tip.
You might remember that in our last house, I had a baking station set up in our pantry. Everything that I needed to mix up any cake, cookie, bread, or muffin was right there together. Although the pantry I have here is just as large as the last one, the counter top isn’t as wide. Mixing up ingredients isn’t as easy or convenient. I found that when I have been preparing a batter, I was going back and forth from the cabinet in the kitchen to the cabinet in the pantry to get the basic items I needed.
Then I had a thought. I used one of the bins that I bought for my pantry organization and put the basic ingredients I use for baking into the bin. (You can find similar bins here.) Now, I just carry the bin to the kitchen counter, and everything is at my finger tips. It was such a simple solution for me. I put the spices that I use most often when baking into another bin along with brown sugar.
My bin holds oil, crisco, vanilla extract, baking powder, soda, salt and measuring spoons. If you would like a recipe for vanilla extract, here’s the one we use, and here’s my recipe for baking powder. Do you have a simple baking tip to share?
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