Tip: If you don't use a lot of butter, but like to keep it on hand to add a little flavor to a dish now and then, store the sticks of butter in your freezer. When you need a tablespoon or so, mark off the amount with a notch of a sharp knife, then run the stick of butter over a coarse grater until you get to the notch. You can do it right over the pan you're using. It melts really quickly. Return the remainder to the freezer.