Chopping Raisins

Do you have any easy suggestions for preventing raisins from sticking to the knife when chopping? —B.M., Marthasville, Missouri

There are several things that you can try to make the task of chopping raisins easier. Freezing raisins before chopping them can be helpful. Or dip your knife (or scissors) frequently in hot water while cutting. Or toss raisins in a small amount of vegetable oil (1 teaspoon vegetable oil for 1 cup fruit), then chop them.