March 10, 2014 Tip of the Day - Softened Butter by Liz Heather in Advice, Food When you’re ready to bake, waiting for cold butter to soften can seem to take forever. Here’s how to hurry the process along: Over a mixing bowl, shred the amount of butter you need on a grater. The little pieces will soften faster than a solid stick. In no time, the butter will be bake-worthy. — Martha Stewart Living Martha Stewart is an untouchable gem and I'll be expanding on that thought further in the future.