Hello, to all fellow Allrecipes cooks!

Okay, so I'm a little bit addicted to cooking ;-)! I live in sunny Brisbane, Queensland, Australia with my wonderful family.

I've decided to add a COOKING TIP occasionally, so keep an eye out for them!

TIP - To get bits of eggshell out of your raw egg, use a large part of the broken shell to scoop it out. The shell cuts right through the white and makes it effortless! TIP - If you need somewhere to rise your bread on a cold day, put your loaf in a cold oven and place a tray of boiling water on the tray beneath and close the door. The steam will help the dough rise and be out of sight from kids and pets. TIP - If you have a recipe that creams butter and sugar until pale and are adding zest, make sure to add the zest with the butter at the creaming stage. The batter will hold the taste of the zest very well as it's incorporated at this beginning stage.