Making the perfect White Sauce When making a white sauce, add warm milk instead of cold to keep the mixture smooth. Cream Dessert Topping When creating a dessert topping using cream add a little honey instead of sugar because this will help it stay stiffer for longer! Avoid Crying when peeling an onion Soak a peeled onion in some water before cutting. This makes it easier to peel the skin off. Or chill the onion in the fridge first to avoid tears. Non sticky rice Always wash rice a few times once it is cooked to remove the starch completely and to separate rice. During the cooking rice add a little vinegar or lemon juice.