Money saving tips, ideas and recipes to feed for your family, your friends or make food for your next gathering.
We have vegetarians in our family and found they did not like alternate milks, except soy. Soy milk is expensive, so I decided to make my own. Dried soy beans are cheap.
An easy and hearty calzone recipe that could be adapted for many other ingredients.
My mom has a condition that doesn't allow her to eat anything that is a nut or has a seed. She loves tomatoes. I want to make dishes that she can eat. Can I use something like a tomato sauce instead safely for her? And may I please have other recommendations from readers?
I am using a food storage machine. When using the vacuum what setting do I use, dry or liquid?
I have turkey, tomatoes, stock, onion and curry powder. Can I make a curry? I don't have almonds, yogurt, or other spices.
I have 3 questions. Do you have to use baking powder when using self-rising flour? Can you use dried cranberries instead of fresh/frozen? Can you use 1/4 cup vegetable oil instead of butter?
What is the best way to care for Rycraft ceramic cookie stamps?
How do I use a store bought pie crust for my pecan pies, and make it so they do not stick or get too brown on top?
This would be great to ice a pumpkin bread, muffins, cakes etc. When making your icing;
With all the holiday cooking, there is bound to be some that use only half the egg.
Can I cook a turkey breast in a turkey bag in an electric roaster oven?
Rich and creamy spinach and artichoke dip turned into an easy meal with the addition of chicken and the crockpot
Having ready made garlic butter on hand is a staple in our house. It's practical, easy and cheap to make, and can be kept in the fridge for a month or more, ready for whenever it's needed. I've used it to make garlic bread and as an add-in to mashed potatoes or steamed veggies.
I'm making hot chocolate with milk and melted chocolate, and a few other ingredients. Does anyone know, if I make it ahead of time can it be reheated without separating?
Can you add meat to an already prepared veggie lasagna?
Can you use sugar free frosting in the quick fudge recipes?
There used to be a recipe that made balls dipped in chocolate with most of these ingredients: powdered sugar, sugar, cream cheese, milk chocolate chips, and shortening. Does anyone recall it?
This is a very frugal dish. When you make twice baked potatoes, a hungry guest might take a whole potato but only eat half. Now, this is what I do. It's twice baked potatoes, but in a casserole instead of the shell. Enjoy!
I just made ricotta cheese anise cookies. I cooled them for 4 hours and put them in food saver bags, but they still seemed a little moist. Should I freeze them or will they stay fresh for three days till Christmas eve? They are not frosted yet they are sealed in the food saver bags.
I recently purchased a ten pound dinner roll mix. from a local freight retailer. The use by date has not expired. My problem is I don't know how to use the mix. What do I use to prepare the rolls, yeast, water, eggs?
What have I done wrong? My fudge didn't set and it has a significant amount of liquid.
What are the mixing instructions according to the use and care manual for Hitachi HB-B102?
This was made from my ham bone from Thanksgiving I froze the bone that day after carving it. I took it out recently and let it boil all day long.
I made my microwave fudge and it didn't set and was in the refrigerator all night.
Trying to lose weight during the holidays? When you get that chocolate urge, put a Hershey's Kiss in the bottom of your coffee cup! Pour coffee over the Kiss and you will have great tasting coffee with very little calories!
When making a white fudge I put in too much evaporated milk (didn't read carefully) and now it is too loose. Can I do anything to save it? I thought about layering it with brownie mix and baking.
What are some good side dishes for quiche served as brunch?
Today I wanted mashed potatoes and noticed that there was no butter in the fridge. I got out my bottle of ranch dressing and smushed the bottle so that a good sized blob came out. I then whipped them in the usual manner and they were delicious!
Next time you are cooking scrambled eggs, cook a double quantity and leave half to cool. These can then be mashed with your preferred mayonnaise and freshly ground black pepper to taste. It saves all the palaver of shelling boiled eggs, and is easier to mix into the bargain.
I bought a head of cabbage, but I'm limited on my intake. Can I just freeze it, or does it need to be cooked and then frozen?
I was wondering if it is a good idea to warm a pumpkin pie in the oven after it has been frozen and thawed in the fridge? Perhaps on low temp?
I had this old chai tea mix that was amazing and it told me to add 2 tablespoons of the mix to a cup of milk and it is running out. And I can't find the same recipe anywhere. If anyone knows the recipe please share.
Does an orange chiffon pie freeze well? If so how do I freeze it?
My Velveeta fudge won't set. I followed the directions, but the results are sticky. What can I to do to harden it?
Does someone have a recipe to duplicate McCormick's Salad Supreme?
I make a spice tea mix with instant tea, lemonade mix, Tang, sugar, and spices. After a short time it starts to clump together. It is no longer dry. What can I do to keep it from getting clumpy and moist?
This is a surprisingly good appetizer for the holidays.
I loved this jelly/jam mixed with cream cheese, but haven't been able to find any or a recipe that sounds like Tastefully's. Any suggestions or a dealer that may have some?
I understand you combine the browned hamburger and the mashed potatoes. My question is; do you boil and mash the potatoes and that's it or do you add butter and milk like you were actually making mashed potatoes as a side dish?
I am looking for a Butterfinger cappuccino recipe. It's hard to find at stores anymore so I am looking to make my own.
When we set up and turn on the machine it does not suck the air out of the bag. It sounds like it is sucking, but bag is not deflating.
I am chasing the recipe for an apricot log. It came out when we used to receive little books with different recipes in them.
How many marshmallows or how many grams of marshmallows would make 7 ounces of marshmallow crème?
Today is Dec.1, 2014. I have a few frozen pie crusts in the original package. The date stamped on the packages is September 2012. Can I still use them?
You see it at all parties. Those that think no one is looking and they double dip, Right? On Thanksgiving, I was preparing my vegetables for the platter, and as I was cutting everything up, I started cutting them very small. Dip once and it's gone!
This recipe tells you to use paper liners in the muffin pan. Please explain what you would need to do if you did not have the paper liners in the pan.
How long should we cook a turkey in our George Foreman Jr rotisserie?
I made two pecan pies and the syrup went under the crust while baking, can you tell me what I did wrong? I did prick the crust with fork before pouring the syrup mix. Thank you. I don't have a picture, we ate it any way.
A friend shipped me fresh lemons from her tree. They froze in shipment and now they are thawed. Can I wash them and cut them in half and refreeze them to use for juice?
Butter is one of those budget busters but it doesn't have to be. Around the holidays butter is often priced at its lowest. So how can you take advantage of this?
Do I have to add water to the outer roaster pot to cook the turkey?
I have a plastic, long-handled pasta scoop with a hole in the bottom of its bowl and serrated edge. After eggs are boiled, use the scoop to remove them from the pot, eliminating risk of burn because of scalding water, or dropped eggs. For those of you who color Easter eggs, it is a "must."
I am putting them in the microwave for hot salsa; will they spoil?
When making toasted sandwiches the top slice of bread sticks to the grilling machine plates. How do I avoid this?
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?