When preparing cookie dough or pie pastry, make double, or triple the amount and freeze the extra! This way, next time you’re in the mood for homemade cookies, all you need to do is take the dough out in the morning and enjoy them after dinner!
To keep the bottom crust from getting soggy, try brushing it with egg white and chilling before adding the filling. You can also smear butter on a pre-baked shell to create a barrier between the fillings moisture and the crust.
If you are looking for an easy way to tame too hot salsa just add a few drops of good vanilla extract.