1) Apples can absorb salt in soups and stews. If you think you've gone overboard with the saltshaker, simply drops a few apple (or potato) wedges into your pot. Let it cook for about 10-minutes. When you removed the wedges you'll also remove the excess salt.
2) Cheesecloth can help remove turkey stuffing with ease. To prevent the stuffing from sticking to the bird's insides, pack it in cheesecloth before you stuff it into the turkey's cavity. When the turkey is ready to be served, simply pull out the cheesecloth to remove the stuffing.
3) Scissors can easily cut herbs. You can also use scissors to cut steam vents in the top crust of a pie before it goes into the oven.
4) Use a baster to pour perfect batter. To make picture-perfect pancakes, cookies, and muffins, simply fill your baster with batter so you can pour just the right amount onto your cookie sheet, griddle, or muffin pan.
5) Nonstick cooking spray can keep your cheese grater clean. For smoother grating and easier cleanup, spray your cheese grater with nonstick cooking spray.
6) Dental floss can cleanly cut cakes. Delicate and stick cakes tend to adhere to knives, so instead use dental floss to cut the cake. Just hold a length of the floss taunt over the cake and move it slightly side to side as you cut through the cake. This trick can also be used to cut small blocks of cheese cleanly.
7) Use a vegetable peeler to slice slivers of cheese or chocolate. You can use the chocolate slivers as cake decorations. Also, if you forget to soften the butter before you bake, just shave off what you need, and you'll have soft butter in moments.
8) An ice cube tray can store leftover wine. If you have half a bottle of red or white wine left over, just pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze. The cubes can be used later in pasta sauce, casseroles, or stews.
9) Use an ice cream scoop to make butter balls. Use a melon baller to create individual-size balls of butter.
10) A coffee filter can de-grease gravy. Save the flavor, and kill the fat by straining cooking juices through a paper coffee filter.
(Source: Readers Digest)