Here is another great cooking tip from RecipeTips.com. If you are roasting meat and do not have a roasting rack, a layer of fresh vegetables does the trick. Layer the bottom of your roasting pan with stalks of celery and onions and carrots. This keeps your meat up off the bottom of the pan so it will not cook in its own juices. Plus, it helps for the - keep the meat from sticking to the bottom. Not only does it add flavor to your meat, it also provides flavor for the sauces or gravy.