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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 

Cake Recipes Using Jello (Gelatin)
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Chimichanga Recipes
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Cuban Black Bean Soup
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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
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Homemade Soy Milk

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.

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Alfredo Spinach Lasagna

A delicious new version of this classic comfort food.

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Baked Chicken Chimichangas
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Homemade Calzones

An easy and hearty calzone recipe that could be adapted for many other ingredients.

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Lemon Cream Cake
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Pinwheel Cookie Recipes
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Seedless Substitute for Tomatoes in Recipes

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?

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Vacuum Sealing Lasagna for Freezing

I am using a food storage machine. When using the vacuum what setting do I use, dry or liquid?

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What Can I Make With These Ingredients?

I have turkey, tomatoes, stock, onion and curry powder. Can I make a curry? I don't have almonds, yogurt, or other spices.

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Glazed Chicken Recipes
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Jello Shots Recipes
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Low Fat Italian Pasta Salad
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Making Cranberry Orange Bread

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?

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Making Icing
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Multi-Tasking When You Bake
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Painting Cake Frosting With Food Coloring
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Rycraft Cookie Stamps
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Caring for Rycraft Cookie Stamps

What is the best way to care for Rycraft ceramic cookie stamps?

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Garlic Butter Recipes
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Making a Pecan Pie

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?

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Pumpkin Icing with Flavored Creamer

This would be great to ice a pumpkin bread, muffins, cakes etc. When making your icing;

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Saving Leftover Egg Yolks or Whites

With all the holiday cooking, there is bound to be some that use only half the egg.

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Using a Turkey Bag in Electric Roaster Oven

Can I cook a turkey breast in a turkey bag in an electric roaster oven?

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Almost Grandma's Applesauce
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Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole
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Crockpot Spinach and Artichoke Chicken

Rich and creamy spinach and artichoke dip turned into an easy meal with the addition of chicken and the crockpot

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Easy Garlic Butter

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.

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Easy Holiday Flavored Icings
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Fudge Did Not Set Up

My fudge is soft, what can I do?

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Making Hot Chocolate

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?

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Changing a Veggie Lasagna

Can you add meat to an already prepared veggie lasagna?

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Eat Healthy and Save Money Too
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Homemade Chicken Broth
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Making Frosting Fudge

Can you use sugar free frosting in the quick fudge recipes?

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Recipe for Chocolate Balls

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?

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Twice Baked Potato Casserole

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!

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Storing Ricotta Cheese Anise Cookies

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.

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Caramel Apple Jello Shots
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Fudge Not Setting

How can I fix my fudge, it's not setting?

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Hot Dog Bun Garlic Toast
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Making Dinner Rolls from Dry Restaurant Mix

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?

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Raspberry Cocktail Recipes
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Vegetarian Quiche Recipes
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Easy Meatless Quiche
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Homemade Fudge Gone Wrong

What have I done wrong? My fudge didn't set and it has a significant amount of liquid.

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Loretta Lynn's Cat-Head Biscuits
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Mixing Instructions for Hitachi Bread Machine

What are the mixing instructions according to the use and care manual for Hitachi HB-B102?

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Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
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Easy Boiled Dinner

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.

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Fudge Didn't Set

I made my microwave fudge and it didn't set and was in the refrigerator all night.

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Homemade Buttermilk
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Recycling Aging Veggies or Salads
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Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs
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Stuffed Pasta Shells
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Add a Hershey's Kiss to Coffee

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!

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Fudge Did Not Set Up

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.

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Gluten Free Ice Cream Treat
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Noodles with Red Peppers and Tuna
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Side Dishes to Serve With Quiche

What are some good side dishes for quiche served as brunch?

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Green Chile Chicken Chili
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Add Ranch Dressing to Mashed Potatoes

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!

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Easy Egg Salad for Sandwiches

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.

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Freezing Cabbage

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?

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Homemade Clam Chowder
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Reheating a Frozen Pumpkin Pie

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?

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Making Boxed Cake Moist

What can I put in my box cake mix to make it more moist?

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Substitute for Rose Wine

What can I use for a substitute?

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Tablespoons in a Stick of Butter

How many tablespoons are in one stick of butter?

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Chai Tea Mix Recipe

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.

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Freezing an Orange Chiffon Pie

Does an orange chiffon pie freeze well? If so how do I freeze it?

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Velveeta Fudge Didn't Set

My Velveeta fudge won't set. I followed the directions, but the results are sticky. What can I to do to harden it?

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Copycat McCormick's Salad Supreme Recipe

Does someone have a recipe to duplicate McCormick's Salad Supreme?

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Spice Tea Mix Gets Hard

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?

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Freezing Buttermilk Pie

May I freeze it for Christmas?

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Pumpkin Carrot Bread
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Breakfast Muffin Recipes
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Fudge Came Out Taffy Like

How can I fix my fudge if it came out taffy like?

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Homemade Oatmeal Recipes
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Making Ghee (Clarified Butter)
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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
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Date and Grape Mini Cheese Balls

This is a surprisingly good appetizer for the holidays.

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Easy Crockpot Mashed Potatoes
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Garlic Cauliflower
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Choco-Nilla Cookies
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Coffee Flan
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Crockpot Chicken with Gravy
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Remove Fishy Smells from Seafood
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Fixing Fudge That Did Not Get Hard

What do I do for fudge that did not get hard?

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Recipe for Tastefully Simple Pineapple Rum Pepper Jelly

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?

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Hamburger and Potato Stuffing

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?

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Butterfinger Cappuccino Recipe

I am looking for a Butterfinger cappuccino recipe. It's hard to find at stores anymore so I am looking to make my own.

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Foodsaver Not Sucking Air Out of Bag

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.

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Looking for Weight Watcher's Apricot Log Recipe

I am chasing the recipe for an apricot log. It came out when we used to receive little books with different recipes in them.

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Substituting Marshmallow Crème for Marshmallow

How many marshmallows or how many grams of marshmallows would make 7 ounces of marshmallow crème?

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Christmas Fruit Tray Ideas
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Making a Vegetable Party Tray
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Soft Fudge

Can I throw soft fudge into the oven to get it all to set?

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Vietnamese Soup Recipes
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Using a Frozen Pie Crust With Expired Date

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?

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Cut Veggies to Prevent Double Dipping

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!

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Using Muffin Pans Without Paper Liners

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.

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Substituting Brown Sugar

Can you use brown sugar instead of white?

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What Can I Make With These Ingredients?

I have flour, sugar, milk, eggs, and cinnamon.

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Christmas Grinch Fruit Snacks
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Cooking a Turkey in a Foreman Rotisserie

How long should we cook a turkey in our George Foreman Jr rotisserie?

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Making a Pecan Pie

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.

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Refreezing Frozen Lemons

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?

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Stock Up to Save on Butter All Year

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?

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Vietnamese Beef Ragout (Lagu Bo)
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Cooking a Turkey in an Electric Roaster

Do I have to add water to the outer roaster pot to cook the turkey?

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Measuring Butter

How much is 2 tablespoons in a stick of butter?

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Removing Eggs from Boiling Water

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."

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What Can I Make With These Ingredients?

I have 1% milk, onions, and potatoes.

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Freezing Fruit Pies

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

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Making Salsa with Frozen Tomatos

I am putting them in the microwave for hot salsa; will they spoil?

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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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