Oldie but goodie. Place a drop of oil in the pot when boiling potatoes or macaroni to keep from boiling over.
Steam vegetables instead of boiling. Save water from steaming and use that liquid for adding to soups, gravies or rice. It is vitamin rich.
The sturdy package inside your cereal box is great for shake and bake items. Crumbs from the cereal can be used for breading.
Extra pie crusts? Put it in a ball, roll out again and spread first with peanut butter, then jelly. Roll entire piece of dough width-wise and bake along with your pie. Kids snack!