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Ridiculously Simple Tip: Pre-Portioned Butter

Here's a quick tip that we just started implementing in our household. When we take out a new stick of butter, we immediately cut it into tablespoon sized slices (you can use the guidelines on the wrapper to help figure out how big your slices should be). Since most ingredients call for butter in tablespoons (or half tablespoons), it makes it really easy to just grab the pat and go. A little bit of simple prep now will save you time later!

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calibabi calibabi 10 years
great idea!
Beauty Beauty 10 years
I don't know why I didn't think of this, either. It lets me measure out butter while also using my cute butter dish more.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
i never thought of that. guess i should get a butter holder. i usually just keep the sticks in the box and then they get messy and hard to get out when i need stick butter for baking.
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
...that's a really good idea. this is one of those "doy-why-didn't-i-think-of-that?!"'s
purplesugar purplesugar 10 years
Yum, you should do an off to market for a cute butter dish...cause you need one of those to do this!
cageyme cageyme 10 years
This is one of those ideas that is so smart and simple it makes you want to say d'oh!
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
What a smart idea!
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