Parchment paper is one of the staples in any kitchen that does baking. It can be used on the counter during food preparation and it can also be used in the oven, since it is highly heat resistant. Once used, the sheets can be thrown away, making kitchen cleanup a breeze. No one likes to spend extra hours in their kitchen slaving not over a hot stove, but over a sudsy sink, desperately trying to scrub and chisel baked on batter off a cookie sheet. A simple solution to prevent caked on grit is to line all of the baking sheets with parchment paper. If little pieces of batter do burn, then you can simply toss the sheet after cooking. That doesn’t mean you throw the sheets out after each use, however. Parchment paper, contrary to popular belief, can be reused several times before it is discarded. The high heat resistance and its natural non-stick qualities make it ideal for several uses. Once you pull the sheets out of the oven, check the sheet to make sure that nothing has burned on to the base and using a warm, damp cloth, wipe the sheet off on both the front and the back. Once it dries, it is ready for action again.