| Fruits: Sprinkle sliced fruits with lemon juice.
Keep sugar soft: Place a slice of bread in the container and cover tightly.
Keep sugar from lumping: Place a couple of salt crackers in the container and cover tightly.
Keep brown sugar soft: Place a slice of apple in the container and cover tightly.
If brown sugar is hard: Place in 200° oven until dry and crumbly. Powder it in an electric blender or use a mortar and pestle.
Dried out, leftover cheese:Don't throw it away! Store in freezer. Frozen, it will crumble easily. Slice it thin without thawing to use in recipes calling for grated cheese. If cheese is covered with mold, wipe off mold with vinegar-soaked paper towels. Scrape off heavy mold with knife. Cheese
flavor isn't affected. Cover tightly with plastic wrap.
Dried out coconut:Put coconut in a strainer over a steaming pot of water for a few minutes.
Dry, granulated honey:Place honey container in a pan of heated water.
Slightly stale bread: Sprinkle bread with water or milk; wrap in aluminum foil. Bake at 350°F about 8 minutes. If hard-crusted, open foil for 3-5 minutes more.