A Cooking Tip. Not.


I was perusing one of my new favorite cooking blogs, Kayotic Kitchen, where she described, no, promised, if you place a wooden spoon across a pan of boiling water, and it will not boil over.

I had never heard this cooking tip.


My momma never mentioned it.

Paula Deen never mentioned it.

Rachel Ray never mentioned it.

Alton Brown never mentioned it.

Giada de Lalkafeksajfnea never mentioned it.

But, honestly, that means nothing. There are many, many cooking tips I have not a fat clue about.

(Ask my husband and boys; they can attest to that fact.)

Anyway, I decided to give it a try.

It certainly was simple enough.

I mean, who can’t appreciate a pot that doesn’t boil over?! (Is that a double negative??)

I know I certainly appreciate a pot that doesn’t boil over.

So, I put my wooden spoon across the pot full of boiling water.

It boiled over.


The End.




    • Elizabeth Simmons

      Okay, smarty-pants. YOU try it and let me know if your pot boils over. Twice.

      By the way, I made sure that the plastic spatula part was not touching the pan, just the wooden handle.

      But…you’re forcing me to test it, again. And when I do, I will use a fully WOODEN SPOON. I promise!


  1. Pingback: A Handy Dandy Holiday Decorating Tip…for…um…next year… « Out to Lunch…
  2. Pingback: A Cooking Tip. Part Two. Was I WRONG???? « Out to Lunch…

I'm curious. Tell me what you think...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s