Tips and Tricks

Make Your Own Baking Powder

by KitchenRebel on September 16, 2013


Baking powder is a combination of potassium bitartrate (cream of tartar) and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). Usually cornstarch is added to prevent clumping.

Not only is making your own baking powder cheap and easy, it’s also free of unnecessary additives and aluminum free.

Make 1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder:


  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch (optional)


  1. Mix the baking soda and cream of Tartar together until well combined.
  2. Use Immediately
  3. If you plan to store your baking powder, add cornstarch to prevent clumping. Store in air tight container.



Need leftover rice in a hurry?

by KitchenRebel on September 7, 2013


Day old or left over rice works best for fried rice and many other rice dishes. If you don’t have any on hand, cook rice and spread out on a cookie sheet pan or tray and put in the freezer for about 30 mins.