You're melting butter all wrong

By: Gwendolyn Purdom

There's nothing smooth about offering guests rock-hard butter. Instead, soften things up without melting anything with this handy hack.

First, place the amount of butter you want to use on a dish. Take a glass bowl filled with water and zap it in the microwave until it's hot. Pour the water out and quickly wipe down the bowl.

Place the glass bowl over the butter. Wait a minute or so and your butter will be just soft enough for easy spreading.

You're on a roll! (Literally.)

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