(this is so not my kitchen, but a girl can dream can't she?)
- Did you know that you don't *need* to preheat your oven for most things? Unless you are cooking bread or pastries or souffles you shouldn't need to preheat.
- Guess what else works? Turning the oven off 10 minutes before the food is done. The residual heat will keep the food cooking. Just don't open the oven to check on the food - use your oven light to look in at the food.
- When you are cooking something be sure to think of what else can be cooked at the same time because most things can be cooked at slightly different temperatures so you can put more than one dish in the oven at a time.
This post was submitted to Life as Mom's Frugal Friday Mr. Linky. If you have never checked this out please do - lots of great tips.