I found this looking for frugal food tips so I thought I'd share all of them. Enjoy!
* If you are one egg short when baking a cake, substitute one teaspoon of cornstarch instead.
* Do you want to prevent mold from growing on cheese? Wrap it tightly with a sugar cube and store it in the refrigerator.
* Are you out of oil and need to grease a skillet? Rub it with half a potato. Pans "greased" with potato don't smoke at high temperatures like oiled pans do.
* Does your brown sugar harden like a concrete block? To keep it soft, store it in a glass jar in your refrigerator or in a plastic bag with a piece of bread or apple inside.
* Don't let insects ruin your dry foods! Put a bay leaf into containers of pasta, flour, rice and dry mixes to keep them away.
* If your mayonnaise separates or curdles, mix 1 teaspoon mustard and 1 tablespoon curdled mayonnaise in a bowl. Beat it with a wire whisk until it is creamy. Add the rest of the mayonnaise slowly and blend well.
* To keep a fresh fruit salad from turning brown, sprinkle the sliced fruit with lemon juice.
* Is your granulated sugar lumpy? Place several saltine crackers in the container and cover it tightly.
* If you have a block of cheese that has dried out, don't throw it away? Store it in freezer. When you need to grate it for a recipe, slice it thinly, without thawing. Frozen cheese crumbles easily. It is perfect for making macaroni and cheese.
* Do you need to freshen dried out coconut? Place it in a strainer over a steaming pot of water for a few minutes.
* If you don't want to throw out a stale loaf of bread, sprinkle it with water or milk and wrap it in aluminum foil. Bake it at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes to soften it. Loaves of Italian or French bread need to be baked for 3-5 minutes more, with the foil open for the last few minutes.
* Sticky rice? Rinse it thoroughly with warm water to wash out the excess starch. This will cause the grains to easily separate.
* Sticky pasta? Add salt or oil to noodles while the water is boiling.
* Did you over-salt a recipe? Add a little vinegar and sugar and then taste. If it is a recipe for stew or soup, add a raw potato to absorb the excess salt.
* Does your recipe have too much sugar? Add a few drops of lemon juice or vinegar.