Keep Brown Sugar Soft with Orange Peels

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

Orange peel in a box of brown sugarTria Giovan

Original purpose: Nature's disposable packaging.
Aha! use: Brown sugar lifesaver. Prevent the sugar from getting hard by keeping a three-inch-long piece of orange peel in the box at all times.
Reward: Lump-free gingerbread.

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