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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 

Banana Pie Recipes
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Blackeyed Pea Croquettes
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Pineapple Bread Recipes
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2 Ingredient Pancakes
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Adjusting Cooking Times for Smaller Recipe

How do you adjust the cooking time when the recipe is cut in half?

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Cherry Nut Bread Recipes
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Cooking With Frozen Cabbage

Can you use frozen cabbage for soups?

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Making Spicy Cauliflower

Do you have to pressure cook the jars of spicy cauliflower to seal?

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Pealing Pears

I was given a box of "cooking" pears. They are small and very hard. Is it necessary to peel then before canning? I do plant to core them.

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Corn Pudding Recipes
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Storing Vacuum Sealed Food
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Fish Cake Recipes
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Pineapple Cookie Recipes
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Potato Cheese Soup Recipes
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Use Wax Paper for Non-stick Cake Pans

Trace the bottom of cake pan onto wax paper and cut out the circle. Cut wax paper strips the height of sides of your pan. Coat inside and bottom with oil. Put wax paper circle and strips inside pan.

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Freezing Mature Chinese Peas

How do I freeze edible but matured snap or Chinese pea pods? They have full pods.

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Cooking with Tomatoes
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Gluten Free Strawberry Delight
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Hot Thighs Better than Hot Wings

Buy a family pack of chicken thighs. Slice a 1/2 inch filet from each side of thigh, leaving the bone-in piece. This yields three finger-dipping size of meaty pieces.

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Making Cookies on a Stick
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New Recipes for Beef Liver

Is there any way to fix beef livers without frying or throwing it out?

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Pasta Alla Checca Recipes
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Recipes Using Fresh Basil
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Towels to Make Level Cakes

Take old (low loop nap) towels. Cut them at two times the height of the side of your pan. Wet towel strips and pin to sides of pan. Use large safety pins.

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Yogurt Pie Recipes
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Fish Cakes

Easy and delicious fried fish cakes.

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Make Tea in Mason Jars
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Mama Sue's Sausage Stew
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Portabella Turkey Burgers

I made this recipe up as I went along, and it turned out soooo good! The portabellas make the turkey taste very beefy! I use Jenni-O ground turkey because it is less fatty than my old brand, has a great texture, and holds together well.

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipes
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Yogurt Pie

An easy and delicious pie made with only four ingredients.

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Custard Recipes
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Garden Basil Lime Frosting
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Spice Cake Recipes
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Broccoli Pasta Recipes
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Citrus Punch Recipes
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Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers
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Crockpot Tacos
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Green Potato Frittata
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Making Crepes
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Muffin Tin Spinach Frittatas
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Pumpkin Dessert Recipes
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Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipes
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Mango Cake Recipes
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Stretching Your Food Budget
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Apple Crisp in a Jar
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Cornflake Candy Recipes
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Kraft Roka Blue Spread Substitute
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Making Microwave Crisps or Potato Chips
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Norwegian Rosette Cookie Recipes
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Sweet Potato Soup Recipes
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Fat and Sugar Free Salad Dressing Recipes
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Ginger Lemon Asparagus
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Using Frozen Whipped Topping
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What Can I Make With These Ingredients?

What can I make with these ingredients: chicken breasts, snow peas, alfalfa sprouts, rice, green onions, ginger, celery, soy sauce, garlic paste?

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Sealing Sunshine Pickles
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What Can I Make With These Ingredients?

What can I make with Mozzarella and tomatoes?

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Freezing Nectarines

How do you freeze nectarines?

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Grilled Beef La Lot
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Turkey Stuffing Recipe

My dad made meat and potato stuffing with onion, salt pork, potatoes, seasonings, and the liver and giblets. It was made of turkey too. I don't know what other kind of meat he used, but it had to have another meat. Plus, I'm not sure of amounts to use either. Can anyone help me with this?

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Black Forest Dessert Recipes
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Dilly Bread and Roll Recipes
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Frugal Summer Beverage Ideas
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Preserving Summer's Bounty
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Saving Money on Popcorn
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Temperature Control in Oven Inaccurate

I have problems with temperature control in my small oven. I have to cover with foil for part of the baking time and also turn temperature down 25 degrees. I still have problems, like burned or overcooked sides of brownies.

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Using Funnels in the Kitchen
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Black Forest Pie

This is a delicious and rich mousse-like pie.

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Brown Paper Bags for Healthy Microwave Popcorn

Store bought microwave popcorn unfortunately is not "health food", mainly because of the artificial butter flavoring. If you are concerned about that, you will want to make your own healthy microwave popcorn at a fraction of the price!

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Brownie Pie

So good! There probably won't be any leftovers!

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Canning Sour Cherries

We just bought our own home about 3 months ago and were ecstatic to find out we already have a sour cherry tree. I wasn't able to get anything from it this year (by the time we realized what it was the birds had gotten most of 'em), but would love to try canning some next year....

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Canning Tomatoes

We're going to do some canning this year. We used to can all the time. Our tomatoes are coming on pretty slow. I was wondering if I could can these as they come along? If so, could you tell me how to do this? I would really appreciate it.

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Funnel from Empty Juice Bottle

Cut top third off an empty juice bottle, usually about where the top of the bottle forms the "funnel". I usually place a ziplock bag into the bottom part and the funnel part into the bag.

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Making 3 Day Coconut Cake

Can you use a chocolate cake for this recipe?

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Making a Baked Omelet

Can an omelet be baked in a toaster oven or does it always have to be fried?

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Soft Breadstick Recipes
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Baking Thick Cut Pork Chops

What is the oven temp and how long for a convection oven?

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Blush Cake Recipes
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Chocolate Sabbat Cakes

Sweet and spicy!

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Freezing Vegetables

Can I Cryovac fresh diced vegies such as potatoes, carrots, zucchini, onions, and peas, and then freeze them? Do I have to blanch them first?

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Homemade Corn Syrup or Substitute

I need a corn syrup recipe that is easy or can I just use golden syrup? I really want to know because I was going to make homemade cotton candy and I couldn't find any corn syrup. What could I substitute or could someone tell me a recipe that works.

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Red Raspberry Velvet Cake

Your guests will go nuts over this cake!

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Buying an Olive or Cherry Pitter
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Chocolate Mousse Recipes
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Moon Cake Recipes
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Substitute for a Biscuit Cutter
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Using Bamboo Cooking Utensils
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Using Cake Flour
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Caprese Scrambled Egg and Omelet Recipes
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Caprese Wrap Recipes
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Chili Sauce Recipes
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Diabetic Meal Planning
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Buffalo Turkey Sliders
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Homemade Cake Flour

Never pay for it!

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Zucchini Carrot Dessert Bars

Great way to get those veggies in your little one's body!

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Quick Microwave Omelet

Being by myself, I hate to cook large meals then have all the leftovers. This is just perfect for me!

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Recipes Using Sea Beans (Salicornia)
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Turkey Slider Recipes
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Zucchini Dessert Recipes
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Bruschetta Chicken Recipes
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Caramels Surpeme
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Chili Spaghetti Recipes
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Chocolate Candy Recipes
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Cinnamon Hazelnut Toffee Recipes
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Easy Seven Veggie Salad

Great for potlucks!

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Ginger Lime Vinaigrette
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Gluten Free Corn Bread
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Hamburger Slider Recipes
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Homemade Pepperoni Recipe
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Maple Syrup in Pickled Squash Recipe

I ran out of sugar so I used maple syrup, I like it very much. I used 1 and half cup of maple syrup, and increased my vinegar to 1 and half cup to make up for the less syrup. What do you think, will it work? I hope so, I can't handle the sugar but the maple I can.

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Salted or Unsalted Butter

What is the difference between salted or unsalted butter? Salted butter is for putting on a warm bagel, muffin, potatoes etc. Unsalted butter is used for baking. If you use salted butter for baking, use no salt!

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Sharing Recipes
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Using Food Storage Containers
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Using Frozen Onions
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Vacuum Sealed Pickled Squash

I used your recipe for pickled squash. When finished I vacuum seal the lids on, not your typical canning method. Do you think they will be good this winter kept on a storage shelf?

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Wine Serving Tips
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Caprese Scramble
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Dry Onion Soup Mix

Here is something to make when you do not have any dry mix!

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Kale Salad Recipes
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Onion Snow from Frozen Onions
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Packing Salad for Lunch
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Recipe for Pickles Using Dill & Grape Leaves

I've misplaced my recipe and I want to can again. Our youngest daughter wouldn't eat any other pickles. The recipe I used was in the 80's and early 90's.

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Seasoned Rice Mix

This is a big time saver!

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Homemade Banana Pancakes
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