7) If you need to soften butter quickly but don’t want to melt it, use this simple trick: put a glass of water in the microwave, and heat it up a bit. Then pour the water out, and place the glass over a piece of butter. Under the glass, the butter will start melting after a few minutes, and you will be able to use it easily.
8) Wine can actually stay fresh for only a few days after opening.
9) Putting too much food in the frying pan at one time is probably the most common cooking mistake. If you want to get tender, juicy meat, rather than tough and dry meat, leave enough space between pieces so that they are not crowded.
10) When baking something in the oven, it is better to add the cheese 5 minutes before removing your dish from the oven. Otherwise, it will burn and turn into a hard crust that is almost impossible to chew.