With a pantry full of items, it’s hard to figure out exactly how to put them all to good use. But there’s a bright orange box hidden deep in our cooking supplies that can actually have a lasting impact outside of the kitchen. Thankfully, the folks at Reader’s Digest are here to show us how to get the most out of something we overlook almost every day!
Baking soda is something everyone has in their pantry for baking, but not many people know how to really put the substance to good use! In addition to placing a box in the refrigerator to keep the odors down, there are a handful of other brilliant uses for baking soda. One amazing use for baking soda is to help your outdoor flowers reach their full potential. Simply mix a few spoonfuls of the white powder into your watering can and give the flowers a good dousing. The baking soda will help the blooms be more colorful and live longer!
The next trick is to use baking soda to tenderize tough cuts of meat! All you have to do is rub a few tablespoons of baking soda on the meat and allow it to sit in the refrigerator for 3-5 hours. Once the allotted time has passed, take the meat out of the refrigerator and rinse it thoroughly. You’ll be shocked by just how tender the meat is once it’s cooked. Learn more about the other genius tips by pressing “play” on the video below. What great ideas!