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▲︎ Food and Recipes

Food and Recipes

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

Large Stuffed Mushroom Recipes 
food tips Food Tips 
Freezing grated zest using wax paper Freezing 
Jar of canned papaya balls in syrup. Canning 
Organizing Canned Goods Storage 
Drying and Storing Herbs Drying 

Freezing Fruit Pies

Can I re-freeze a baked pie made with frozen mixed fruit?

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Food Sticks to Foreman Grilling Plates

When making toasted sandwiches the top slice of bread sticks to the grilling machine plates. How do I avoid this?

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Breakfast Pie Recipes
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Recipes Using Lipton Soup Mix
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Using Fresh Pumpkins Frozen in the Field
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Cooking a Turkey Breast in a Bag

Can you cook a 10 lb turkey breast (bone out) in a turkey bag in an Oster turkey roaster or do you have to take it out of the bag it came in?

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Easy Spanish Rice

Goes great with Mexican Chicken.

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Grandma's Pie Invention

My grandkids are the pickiest eaters imaginable and getting them to eat breakfast is a frustrating chore. I came up with a breakfast meal that's nutritious, tasty and fun to prepare. They call it Grandma's Pie Invention and now they ask for it when they come to visit.

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Mexican Chicken (Crockpot)

Hot, spicy and tender; great for a cold day. Worth all the work!

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Weber Kettle Turkey

Preparing a turkey using a Weber Kettle results in a moist turkey with a crispy skin without heating up the kitchen.

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Bagel Slicer for Vegetables
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Homemade Onion Soup
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Homemade Taco Seasoning
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New Coffee Maker Leaves Film on Brewed Coffee

We just bought a cheap coffee maker like always and after it's brewed there is a film on top of the coffee right away, not after letting it sit. I use filtered water. What am I doing wrong?

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Freezing Water Chestnuts

Can you freeze water chestnuts and what kind of container would you use?

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Making Chicken and Dumplings

Can I use broken pie crust for dumplings and chicken?

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Making Iced Tea in a Plastic Pitcher

Does tea in a plastic pitcher really leach plastic into the drink? I have a lovely Lucite double wall plastic pitcher that I use and would hate to swtich to a heavy glass one.

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Boxed Cake Mix Failed to Rise

I used a white cake mix and followed all directions to the 'T.' It would not rise. I then bought a yellow cake mix and it would not rise. Why oh why? I bought them at the same store. Could they be old? I have been using cake mixes for 30 years and never had this problem.

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Using Frozen Pumpkins

I have some pumpkins that froze outdoors. Can I still cook them and freeze them?

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What Can I Make With These Ingredients?

What can I make with turkey, mixed vegetables, and diced potatoes?

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Recipes Using Wasabi
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Simple Dessert Ideas
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Crock Pot Yogurt
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Save Eating Out for Special Occasions

We were sitting at a buffet one busy weekend discussing how we needed another dresser but can't afford it. Then we paid the $65 bill and went home. It struck me how ridiculous it was to continue to eat out for convenience sake all the time.

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Easy Bread Recipe

Looking for a easy one loaf bread recipe for white and whole wheat flour.

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Using Yeast in a Bread Machine

Can you use rapid or regular yeast or or cake?

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Recipes Using Angel Food Cake
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Freezing Cooked Cabbage

Can I freeze cooked red cabbage with red currant jelly and apples for Christmas dinner? It possible does anyone have a recipe, I would like to do this early for Christmas?

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Potato Candy With Chocolate and Peanut Butter Layer

My grandmother used to make potato candy pinwheels that had a layer of chocolate and a layer of peanut butter, so they were much prettier than just the potato and peanut butter. Anyone know the recipe for these? I've never made them, so I'm not quite sure how to work in the chocolate layer.

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Chicken Tortilla Soup
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Crust Cover from Metal Pie Plate
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Muffin Making Tips and Tricks
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Pepper Steak Recipes
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Soup Recipe Using Frozen Zucchini

I froze so much of my zucchini over the summer. Does anyone have a good soup recipe I can use them in?

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Don't Throw Away That Pumpkin Yet
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Individual Pumpkin Bundt Cakes
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Oyster Recipes
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Pizza Burger Meatloaf
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Quick Blender Marinara Sauce

This is great and fresh over cooked pasta or I use it for dipping sauce with mozzarella stix or fried eggplant or zucchini and more!

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Keeping Muffins Warm Without an Oven

How can I keep muffins warm without an oven for about 30 minutes?

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Making Angel Food Cake
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Sausage Spinach and Cheese Tortellini
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Spiced Apple Cake
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Split Pea Soup With Ham
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Easy Way to Shuck Corn
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Using an Uncut Halloween Pumpkin

So Halloween has come and gone. I never got around to carving my pumpkin. Can I use this huge gourd for recipes? Ideas would be very much appreciated.

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Buying or Making Pink Popcorn

Can anyone tell me where I can buy pink popcorn or the easiest way to make it? I am after some for my lolly buffet that I will be having for my wedding. Hope you's can help.

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Egg Whites for Angel Food Cake

I made an angel food cake using 12 egg whites from a carton of eggs, whose sell by date may have passed or was almost ready to pass. The eggs had set outside the fridge for about 24 hours ...

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Sides to Go With Chicken Salad

I'm having chicken salad for dinner. What can I serve with it?

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Cutting Brownies
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Delmonico Potatoes Recipes
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Italian Bread Recipes
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Recipes Using Water Chestnuts
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Using Instant Potatoes
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Vegetarian Pie Recipes
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Autumn Potatoes
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Feeding a Cold
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Using Unsalted Butter

Why do so many recipes call for unsalted butter then add butter into the recipe or batter. I can usually find salted butter much cheaper than unsalted?

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Easy Pistachio Pie Monster
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Ground Turkey Vegetable Soup

This is a very frugal meal, using up what you have in the freezer; ground turkey, frozen veggies, and the other things you happen to have in the cupboard. Great meal on a dark, dreary, cold and rainy day. Enjoy!

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Veggie Pie from the Farm
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Recipe for Weight Watchers Tuna Casserole

My mom made this when I was a kid. It had peas, mushrooms, onion, bread? and buttermilk.

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Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Rice

A quick, easy and yummy dinner, with boxed Spanish rice, salsa, chicken and black beans.

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Sponge Cake with Crushed Peanut Frosting

My grandmother made a sponge cake and the frosting was butter and then covered with crushed peanuts.It sounds simple enough, but I do not know if she used salted or unsalted butter.

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Tomato Bisque Recipes
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Vietnamese Recipes
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Sauteed Butternut Squash
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Storing Cheese

To keep cheese fresh, upon arriving home from the market take out the cheese and wrap first in wax paper and use tape to make it snug. Then wrap in plastic wrap.

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Using the Butcher to Save
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Vietnamese Sweet and Sour Fish Soup (Canh...
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Pork With Green Beans
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Weight Watchers Quick Start Guides

I had great success with the Quick Start program. Would anyone have copies of the program? I think it was somewhere between 1991-93.

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Applesauce Bar Recipes
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Topping Recipes for Fresh Fruit
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Broccoli Chowder Recipes
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Recipes Using Acorn Squash
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Chicken Breasts and Bacon Recipe

In the 1960s a women's magazine had a recipe that took a chicken breast, cut two slits in the breast, ruffled and stuffed bacon into the slits, and basted the chicken with a mixture that included lemon juice.

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Low Salt/Low Potassium Recipes

I need help. My dear husband has to take out as much potassium and salt as possible due to being diabetic. He is trying to get on transplant list for new kidney. So I would like ideas on what I can cook.

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Homemade Flour Tortillas
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Spicy Acorn Squash Soup
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Substitute for Shells in Oysters Rockefeller

I want to make oysters Rockefeller, but I have shucked oysters. What can I use as a substitute for the shell?

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Blanching Celery
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Use Canned Vegetables for Easy Meal Prep

A lot of recipes call for onions, peppers, and tomatoes. I've switched to using canned stewed tomatoes instead. When the recipe calls for tomatoes and hot peppers, a can of Rotel, or one of Rotel, and one of stewed does the job.

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Vietnamese Chicken Salad (Goi Ga)
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Recipes Using Sausage
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Dusting a Cake With Powdered Sugar

Will the powder sugar melt if I dust them the day before I want to serve the cake?

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Tips for Baking With Splenda
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Berry Cobbler Recipes
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Pie Recipes Using Splenda
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Making Raspberry Tea

Strip all the leaves off your raspberry plants with a leather glove, slipping them into a brown paper bag. Hang away from light until dry, approximately one week.

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Meal Tips for Single Workers
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Pre-mixing Biscuit Dough

Can I mix the ingredients for biscuits and bake them later, just before dinner?

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Resealing Frozen Vegetables

When I open a bag of corn, I use my scissors and cut across the top of the bag, leaving enough that I can use it to tie my bag up with it. The other thing I use is leftover twisty ties.

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Rhubarb Pie Recipes
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Saving Money on Tea
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Apple-Peanut Sandwich
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Cake Mix Cookies
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Freezing Leftover Lasanga

Can I freeze leftover lasagna? And if so, in what, a glass container, or plastic?

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Making Ooey Gooey Grits Cake

Can you make this cake ahead of time?

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Using Margarine Tubs for Leftovers
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Effects of Thawing and Refreezing on Food

How does freezing over of refrigerator effect liquid cartons of eggs, citrus juice, and fruit juice? The refrigerator in an "assisted living" facility room froze unopened cartons of liquid eggs and unopened bottles of expensive OJ and unopened bottles of fruit juice.

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Brining a Turkey
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Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

I want to say you guys printed a set of frosting recipes a while back and 1 of them was peanut butter I am looking for that one again.

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Blackeyed Pea Croquettes
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Freezing Spaghetti Sauce

What kind of bags do you use in boiling water? When I freeze my sauce, I use regular freezer bags. I don't think I can safely boil those. Thanks for taking the time for my question.

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Make Ramen in a Bowl
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Mama Sue's Sausage Stew
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Mess-Free Kabob Assembly
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Snack Plastic Bag as Sandwich Pocket
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Egg Yolks Taste Sour

Is it possible the yolks of my eggs taste sour, or have I just got a funny taste in my mouth today?

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Freezing Spaghetti Sauce
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Stuffing Your Thanksgiving Turkey

I still like to put my stuffing directly into the turkey cavity. My mother did it for years and so have I and it's perfectly safe. No one has ever gotten ill from this. However, scooping the stuffing out can be quite messy.

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Fix for Salty Marrow Squash Jam

Any suggestions as to how to turn salty tasting jam (the marrow was initially covered in salt, left for 24 hours then rinsed) into something edible again? It's had all the sugar added and boiled, but just tastes salty!

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Make Ice Cubes from Leftover Coffee

I have been wondering what to do about my leftover coffee. Then it hit me. Coffee ice cubes! Once they freeze, I transfer them to a plastic bag to be used later. I hate waste.

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Calendar for Leftovers
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Don't Preheat Canning Lids
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Mix Up Common Spice Blends
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What Kind of Casserole Can I Make?

I have hamburger, cheese, biscuit dough, onions, and tomato products.

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Canning Tomatoes

I am canning less than 7 pints of tomatoes. If you don't have a full canner of jars do you reduce the processing time?

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Make Your Own Bacon Mayo
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Recipe for Butterscotch Pie

I used to make this pie using cream cheese and butterscotch instant pudding but lost my recipe. Do you have this recipe?

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American Chop Suey

This recipe is an American version of the classic Chinese dish. With bean sprouts, mushrooms and lots of flavor, it is sure to be a family friendly weeknight favorite.

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Baked Potato Meets Oven Fries
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Reusing Hot Pepper Juice

Is it possible to reuse canned hot pepper juice with new peppers. This would be juice from brand name hot cherry peppers?

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