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Food and Recipes

Money saving tips, ideas and recipes to feed for your family, your friends or make food for your next gathering.

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I need a cook book for my Nuwave cooker. Can someone tell me where to order one?

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I've been buying bagged salad for years. I never really had problem for several + days. Just in the last few weeks, the salad is wet and soggy well before expire date? Is crisper tray too cold?

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We received a gift of peanut brittle but were were concerned about biting into it because it was thick and very hard. Not wanting to waste it, I put it in the food processor and pulsed it until it was about cornmeal consistency.

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I am looking for a copy of the Weight Watchers diet plan from 1976-1980 that era. I was on it and lost 80 lbs. and would like to do it again.

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I need diabetic recipes with calorie and carb counts included.

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I make a glaze that has to boil for 3 minutes and then you poke holes in the cake and drizzle over. What would cause the glaze to harden?

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I save all the wrappers from sticks of butter and keep them in a zipper bag in my freezer. When you need to butter a cake pan or casserole dish, just take one out.

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We replaced our patio screen door last year because the cheap aluminum frame got bent when someone (not me) walked through the closed door.

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Can I use whole eggs for a white cake mix? I am putting in half the batter.

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How do you remove the last of the ground coffee out of a coffee can?

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I have a jar of clover honey that was clear when I bought it, but has turned a dark brown color. Is it safe to eat?

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Do you have instructions for making a coffee urn drip catcher out of a 2 liter plastic bottle?

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Frozen fruit that is blended makes an excellent ice cream. If you like, you can add a dollop of pure maple syrup on top. The ice cream tastes just as good without it.

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How can I make a glaze out of my store bought cream cheese without using shortening?

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When using avocado for sandwiches or on crackers, I cut off the top like an egg. I use the pulp from the top and a little bit around the tip inside. Then, I lightly squeeze the top and put the top back on just inside the avocado.

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Not too long ago there was a recipe, slow cooker I think, for chicken and sweet potatoes. I can't find it again! Does anyone have it?

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I have imitation crab meat, avocado, clementines and shredded mozzarella cheese. What can I make with these ingredients?

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My cakes are not browning when I use three layers. How do I get them to brown without drying them out?

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I love saltine crackers, but lately I am having a terrible time storing them. I do not over buy. I buy a new box and store them in a sealed storage bag when I open the first sleeve.

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Isn't 8 cups of potato starch too much? This is from the recipe based on the book: Gluten-Free Quick and Easy by Carol Fenster, PH.D.

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To keep salt from caking in your salt shaker, put a few toothpicks in. You will never have to tap your salt shaker again before using.

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No need to precook the pasta. Everything is mixed together and popped into the oven.

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What can I substitute for a tart baking dish?

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I've been trying to figure out a way to eat salad, without really noticing I'm eating salad. I'm trying to trim down, so I didn't want to use a full-fat dressings. I came up with this salad and it is full of flavor, greens, and protein; and not a lot of fat and calories!

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I have looked high and low, and can't find (or discover through trial and error) a method of cooking and thickening, the canned fruit juice to then use in a cobbler. If you do nothing, it's just too runny.

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Do you have daily recipes for pressure cooker? If so I would like them.

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I make my own version of Shake and Bake that works for chicken or pork chops, or veggies, such as zucchinis or eggplant, and its virtually free.

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I don't have any Grape Nuts but need them for a recipe. What else can I use? I only need 1/4 cup.

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I have a recipe that calls for 2% milk, but all I have is whole. What should I do to substitute?

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I have been in the kitchen cooking, cooking, cooking... bone broth, to be exact. Lots of it and even more. As a matter of fact, I am in the market for a large freezer storage for all the stock.

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I want to make an Asian curry with leftover roast beef, basil, and broccoli.

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Where can I buy that wonderful Chinese tea served at the restaurant?

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When boiling potatoes, noodles, etc on top of stove, place a wooden spoon over top of pan to keep it from boiling over and having to clean up a mess.

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I am looking for the Weight Watchers exchange booklets from the 70'-80's. Any ideas?

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I am looking for a Weight Watchers recipe from the 70s. It is a breakfast recipe that used egg, crushed pineapple bread, and sweetener.

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We are snowed in and all we have is some pasta, tuna, onion, and frozen peas. What can I make with these ingredients?

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I'm finding that often times my caramel sauce in my monkey bread ends up granulated. The last time it was granulated and hard. I don't know how to fix that.

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Best way for me to describe that sweet moist mmmmmm so good cake. I remember eating this cake all the way through K-12. They served it at lunch, it looked like cornbread.

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All the recipes I have seen for beets requires them to be roasted or pickled. What can I do with my many cans of beets?

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I would like the recipe for the Kroger chef salad dressing. Does anyone have it?

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I'm making fudge and I forgot to get an 8 inch square foil pan. Can I use a hard plastic square pan or a cookie sheet?

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I left a 15# bag of potatoes in the car and they froze. I brought them into the house and they thawed and now are leaking fluids and are spongy. Are they still edible for mashed or frying?

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To stretch our meat budget and add extra nutrition, I love to add beans to meals. My favorite is the white Great Northern. Super easy to soak over night and cook the next day.

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My mother made a sunshine carrot jello salad. I have found that recipe, but she served it with a topping. Some of the ingredients were whipping cream, lemon juice, and zest.

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They who can't cook, open cans. For this recipe, I open a can of 'Chili W/Beans'. I think one brand would be just as good as another.

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When your drink is too hot and you need to cool it quickly without diluting it, put the handles of clean metal table knives down into the drink for a moment. It works quickly!

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