I give you five things your mother should have told you from a handout I got in high school foods class.
1. Put a mini marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent drips. (If you are not cheap like me and just use a bowl or those cardboard cones.)
2. Use a meat baster to squeeze your pancake batter onto the hot griddle and you'll get perfectly shaped pancakes every time. (If unlike me, you own a meat baster. Or ever even cook pancakes.)
3. To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature and roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing. (If you are not ravenously starving for whatever you are making, as I usually am because when I realized that I was hungry I had to feed everyone else in the house before I could eat.)
4. If you accidentally oversalt a dish, put a peeled potato in to absorb the extra salt. (Assuming you haven't realized this now that your company is judging you based on your salty cooking skillz.)
5. To determine if an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh. If it floats, throw it away. (If you already put it in the dough for five loaves of bread, give it its own trash bag, because even a bad egg won't stop it from rising. Please don't ask how I know this.)