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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.

Bean Soup With Green Pepper and Tomato 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 

Chocolate Chips for Easy Frosting
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Pizza Cutter for Brownies

When your brownies are still warm, lightly score them. When cool enough to cut, use a pizza roller/cutter to cut through them. It will cut right through the nuts, if you added them.

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Thai Ginger Chicken
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Chocolate Lava Cake
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Lemon Drop Cookies
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Baked Rice Pudding
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Leftover Chicken Soup

This quick and easy soup uses chicken leftovers from a roast chicken dinner.

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Braised Pork in Soy Garlic Sauce
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Creamy Vanilla Pancake Syrup
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Making Chicken Noodle Soup for 60 People

How much chicken and how many pounds of noodles should I buy for making soup for a crowd of around 60 people?

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Buying Meat for Graduation Nacho Bar

How much ground beef do I need for nachos for 300 people?

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Crust Hard on Bread Machine Loaf

What am I doing wrong? Why is the crust so hard?

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Macaroni Salad Recipes for a Large Group

I want to get a recipe for macaroni salad, but the main thing is to actually give me an idea of quantities of ingredients.

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Spring Veggie Saute
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Add Hole To Hamburger Patties
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Broccoli Stuffed Pasta Shells
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Peppermint Fudge Brownies
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Rinse Canned Vegetables

I often find canned veggies too salty and canned baked beans too sweet, so I keep a medium-sized hand strainer near my sink and when I open them I pour them into the strainer and rinse them off thoroughly.

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Homemade Hummus with Flavored Tortilla...
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St. Patrick's Day Sherbet Float
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Use Tea Towel as Cafetiere Cosy

If you need to keep coffee warm in your cafetiere or French press, take a 20x30 inch linen tea towel. Fold it in half lengthwise to 10x15, and wrap around the cafetiere, starting at the handle. Position overlapping ends over handle and fasten large spring clothes peg over ends and handle.

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"It's All Greek to Me" Spaghetti Squash
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Making Gluten Free Bread

How do I make this in a conventional oven? I do not have a bread machine. I gave mine away after really bad gluten free bread attempts.

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Removing Cranberries from Can

Have you ever noticed how hard it is to get cranberries out of a can? All you need to do is open up the can with an opener, then tip the can over. Using a knife, puncture a hole in the bottom of the can. Flip it over and the cranberries will slide right out.

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cracker...
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Substituting Marshmallow Cream for Marshmallows

I'm always making half a recipe, so how many cups do I need for half a 10 oz bag of miniature marshmallows?

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Weight Watchers' Quick Start Food Planner

I am looking for the quick start meal planner sheet, not the diet plan but the sheet where you check off the allowed amount of water, breads, proteins, fats, milk, etc. per day? It gave us room/space to write in the food items eaten for each meal.

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Cut Canned Corned Beef on Lid

DH loves sandwiches made with the canned corned beef from the super market. I decided to use the lid to the plastic container as a "cutting board", since there is no pressure applied after the chunk of meat is cut.

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Long John Silver's Rice Recipe

I am looking for a recipe for Long John Silver's rice.

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Homemade Strawberry Sauce
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Baked Eggplant Roll-Ups
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Skillet Bread
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Barbecue Black Beans
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Freezing Butternut Squash

I was given a bunch of butternut squash. Can I freeze it?

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Freezing Ricotta Cheese

Can this cheese be frozen? If not, how long will it keep in refrigerator?

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Tuna Casserole with Campbell's Cream of Tomato Soup

I'm looking for a recipe for tuna noodle casserole made with condensed tomato soup that my mom made every Friday during Lent in the 1960s. Anyone remember that one?

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Using Evaporated Milk in a Recipe

If recipie calls for evaporated milk, do I dilute it with water?

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Country Rib Pork Sandwiches
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Softening Granulated Sugar

I have two 5 pound bags of white granulated sugar that is very hard. How can I soften it for use?

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Clover Shaped Eggs For St. Patty's Day
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Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potatoes
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Canned Chili Too Spicy Hot

How do I tone down canned spicy hot chili? I didn't realize I had bought hot spicy canned chili and now I'm stuck with all these cans of chili that I can't eat due to stomach problems I have.

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Homemade Tortillas
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Loaf Size for Welbilt ABM300 Bread Machine

What size loaf does this machine make? 1 lb or 1 1/2 lb?

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Smothered Pork Chops
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Carnival-Worthy Funnel Cakes
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Cat Head Biscuit Recipes
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Spaghetti Dinner for 70 People

I'm hosting something and I need a spaghetti dinner for 70+ people. How much spaghetti, sauce, and meatballs would I have to buy?

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Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies
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2 Ingredient Pancakes
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McCormick's Copycat Recipes
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Storing Homemade Soup

I'm single and made a large pot of soup. I wanted to save some. I put the hot soup in a jar with a tight lid. It cooled and the lid popped in good seal. How long can I keep in refrigerator or not and be safe?

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Italian Dip Recipes
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Oven Roasted Herbed Potatoes
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Soup Making Tips and Tricks
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Cherry Chocolate Delight
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Making Yogurt

Can I make yogurt made with milk on top of 1/4 cup leftover yogurt?

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Margherita Pizza Recipes
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Damp Cloth Keeps Cutting Board from...
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Homemade Yeast

Can I make fresh yeast at home?

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Storing Fresh Veggies in Refrigerator

Do you take fresh vegetables out of the plastic baggies from the store before storing in refrigerator?

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Butterscotch Squares Recipes
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Weight Watchers' Open Face Tuna and Asparagus Melt

I have been looking for an old WW lunch recipe that had tuna on toast, topped with asparagus, a type of Swiss, mayo, and Dijon mustard or mustard seasoning sauce on it. You would then broil it until the cheese melted.

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Drying Lemon Pepper

How do we dry our lemon pepper?

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Easy Apple Dumplings
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Peruvian Recipes
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Recipes Using Coffee Creamers
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Roasted Chicken with Aji Sauce
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What Can I Make with These Ingredients?

What can I make with apples, butter, flour, three eggs, syrup, and raisin bran? I'm limited to these ingredients at my beach house.

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Desperation Winter Soup
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South Of The Border Rice
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Zesty Mexican Rice

A zesty Mexican rice with bacon, tomatoes, bell pepper and onion.

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Keep Restaurant Menus for Meal Ideas
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Recipe for Low Salt Low Sugar Tomato Sauce

Is there a recipe, or can you make tomato sauce with not as much salt and sugar? After having a stent put in, it is not recommended to have to much sugar and salt.

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Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits (Copycat)
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Using Salt and Butter When Cooking

What is the difference between and also the difference when using in a recipe, between kosher salt, sea salt, regular "house" salt, and there is another kind referred to I just can't recall. Also what is the difference in using regular butter and unsalted butter in a recipe.

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Whole Wheat Pancake Recipes
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Winter Soup Recipes
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Dreamy Molasses Cookies
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Eva's Potato Soup
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Freeze Food Waste for Recycling

Waste food, used teabags, coffee grounds and so on can be placed in a sealed biodegradable bag and frozen. The food won't decompose, so won't taint other freezer contents, nor will your kitchen or bins smell.

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Homemade Coffee Frappè
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Parching Corn

My mother made parched corn with popcorn. Where do I buy corn on the cob (she shucked it off cob)?

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Pumpkin Parmesan Lasagne
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S'mores Dip
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Spicy Honey Chicken
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Sweet Cornbread
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Two Ingredient Chicken
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What Can I Make With These Ingredients?

What can I make with barley and cream of mushroom soup?

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Butterscotch Squares
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Easy Poppy Seed Lemon Cake
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14 Bean Stew
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Marshmallow Frosting Recipes
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Twice-Baked Squash
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Beer Battered Onion Rings
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Filling an Ice Cream Cone with Soft Serve

I'm 16 and I work at Paul's Drive-In. The first time I made a cone, It was slanted and had to be re-made. My co-workers showed me how to make a good cone.

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Onion Roasted Chicken Breasts
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Pita Pockets for Packed Lunches

I make my lunch the night before I have classes each day. Usually I bring for lunch whatever I have leftover from my dinner. If it doesn't sound appealing, I use Pita bread pockets cut in four quarters and get inventive.

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Pumpkin Breakfast Bars
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Recipes Using Strawberries
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Superbowl Chili
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Baking Meatloaf in Silicone Pan

Do I have to use cooking spray on silicone bake pans before I bake a meatloaf?

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Cheese Casserole Recipes
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes
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Eggplant Meatballs
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Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes
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Saving Money on Olive Oil
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Thickening Soups Without Gluten or Dairy

I have discovered that fat free coffee creamer is gluten and lactose free. I use coffee creamer as a substitute for cream or milk in my chowders and any soups calling for dairy. Cook a little extra potato, puree them in the blender and add the puree with the creamer to thicken your soup. No flour needed.

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Using Liquid Flavored Dairy Creamers in Cooking

This comes in many flavors, sizes, and sweetened, sugar- free and fat-free. I use this in all cake recipes to replace milk or water.

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Baking in an Electric Skillet

Can you cook brownies in an electric skillet?

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Orange Cookie Recipes
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Storing Rice Pudding

How long will it keep for in the fridge?

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Weight Watcher's Tofu Spanish Rice

Does anyone have a Weight Watchers recipe from the 80s for tofu Spanish rice? It had grated carrots, celery, and tomatoes and was cooked in a skillet. Thank you.

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A Different Kind of Haystack Cookie
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Softening Hard White Sugar

Sugar that had not been opened is hard. Can it be softed before the bag is opened?

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Apple Cinnamon Loaf

A layered apple cinnamon loaf for a delicious treat.

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Chili Soup Recipes
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Gritty Fudge

I have read many of the posts, but have a few questions. Mine seems fine until I remove it from the heat and add the chocolate chips. Suddenly it becomes sandy/gritty and I have to try and save it.

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Mashed Potato and Ground Meat Stuffing...
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Mushroom Dip Recipes
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Protein and Fiber Packed Breakfast...
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Using Canned Peach Pie Filling

I opened a 21 oz can of peach pie filling by mistake to make an ambrosia fruit salad. I put the opened canned peaches in a plastic container. It has been in the refridgerator about 2-3 weeks. Is it still safe to use? I would like to bake a cake or pie with it.

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Asian Glazed Pork Chops
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Fruit Pizza
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