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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 

Mix Up Common Spice Blends
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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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Tempering Eggs into Custard or Pudding
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Best Ever Lemon-Coconut Squares
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American Chop Suey
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Chili Mac Recipes
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Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Bell Peppers
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Measuring Wet and Dry Ingredients
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Rainbow Jello Cups
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Tips for Cutting a Watermelon
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Use a Can for Baking Extra Batter

If you have some extra batter when making things like banana or zucchini breads, wash out a used soup or vegetable can. Spray with nonstick spray and fill 2/3 full with batter.

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Information about Spatini Spaghetti...
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Recipes Using Corn Chips
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Cutting Watermelon Sticks
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Making Watermelon Fruit Bowls
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Using Vegetable Oil Instead of Olive Oil
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Keeping Cut Bananas From Turning Dark

When slicing bananas to put in a gelatin salad, how do I keep them from turning dark?

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Frying a Turkey Breast
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Ham and Cheese Appetizer Recipes
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Marinated Greek Olive Recipes
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Polar Bear Sandwich

If your kids like Eskimos, here is a cool recipe to try.

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Buy Meat in Bulk and Divide
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Freezing Banana Peppers
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Raccoon Tails Cookies

Everyone knows Davy always wore a raccoon hat, so his mommy made him raccoon tails when he came home!

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Reuse Butter Wrappers for Baking Pans
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Use Less Chocolate Chips in Recipes
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Broiled Grapefruit Recipes
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Cranberry Cobbler Recipes
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Cutting Sheet Cakes
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Freezing Banana Peppers

How do you freeze banana peppers?

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Tennessee Baked Taters

Davy also loved his taters! Older kids can make this easy baked potato recipe.

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Bacon Appetizer Recipes
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Baked Hamburger Recipes
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Cranberry Salad Recipes
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Davy Crockett's Corn Fritters

Davy's favorite. Watch out, he will eat them all!

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Freeze Cooking Grease Before Discarding
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Gingerbread Cupcake Recipes
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Mix Sweet and Plain Cereal Together
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Pumpkin Pie Square (or Bar) Recipes
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Using Wine in Cooking
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Anna's Shepard Pie

This recipe is my son-in-law's Grandmother, who makes it with Pork and Beans!

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Davy Crockett Soup

I found an old kids cookbook that does not have a cover on it! Here is one of the recipes that your kids can do!

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Freezing Turmeric

When buying in bulk, can turmeric be frozen? If not, what is the best way to store?

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Herbed Lamb Chops
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Fried Apple Recipes
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Grape Jelly Not Setting

I did three batches of grape jelly, the first is syrup like. For the second and third I used more pectin and they didn't set either. Now what to do?

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Making Kool-Aid Tips and Tricks
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Seasoning for Spaghetti Squash

Is there a member that can tell me how to season a spaghetti squash? I have cooked one only one time some years ago. I put butter, salt and a little pepper on it. It needs something else. Can someone help, I'm not too well off in the seasoning dept. I am looking for recipes too. Thank you much.

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Congratulations Casserole
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Fried Apples
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Make Extracts Cheaply
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Making a Peach Cobbler

How do I make a peach cobbler with canned peach pie filling?

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Mince Meat Cobbler

Can I make a mince meat cobbler from the can mince meat?

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Simple But Fancy Fruit Desserts
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George Forman Grill to Make Bear Paws
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Recipes Using Freeze Dried Potatoes
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1980s Weight Watchers Liver Recipe

There was a recipe for liver. You blended the liver, added veggies to it and cooked it in the skillet. I hate liver and you could not tell it was liver by the time you got done. It was very good. Does anyone have it?

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Grilled Beef La Lot
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Inexpensive Kids Meal Ideas
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Italian Pork Chop Recipes
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Mexican Chicken Recipes
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Cooking Frozen Vegetables
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Freezing Cucumbers

I was just wondering why you have to add onions to the brine. Does this not change the taste of the cucumbers?

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Homemade Iced Coffee

I only drink one cup in the morning because I love my iced coffees. I will not stop and pay $3.50 for a medium iced coffee. I pour it into a pitcher, add my sweetner and what ever spice I feel like having.

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Snow Muffin Recipes
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Freezing Waffles
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Muffin Tin Quiches
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Easy Way to Shuck Corn
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Frozen Herb Starter Tray By Ball

Ball has come out with a special "ice" tray for making the herbed olive oil cubes I talked about in a previous post. You put in your favorite herbs or combo of herbs, then add olive oil or coconut oil. Then you put the lid on and freeze. The herbs will infuse the oil while they sit in the freezer.

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Italian Pork Chops
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Orange Glazed Chicken Breasts
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Blackberry Sauce
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Jello Vegetable Salad Recipes
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Washing Fruits and Vegetables
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Cooking Salmon
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Freezing Feta Cheese

Can I freeze feta cheese?

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Freezing Lemons and Limes

How long will they last frozen? 6 months? or longer?

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Hot Weather Cooking Tips
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Japanese Chicken Recipes
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Reducing Gas from Beans
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Use Yogurt in Place of Milk

Yesterday, I made scrambled eggs with Greek yogurt. They tasted great and I didn't have to run out and get more milk.

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Using Less Oil for Frying
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Washing A Large Veggie Harvest
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Avocados on the Half Shell
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Canning Lemon Curd

After you make your lemon curd, can you process the curd in a pressure canner? If so, what would the shelf life be?

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Cooking Frozen Green Beans

How long do I boil my frozen boilable bag of blanched green beans? I have several bags of seasoned blanched green beans in boilable bags which I have frozen. When I want to use them, do I just place a bag in boiling water and boil for a few more minutes to be table ready?

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Seal a Soup Mug
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Single Serve Whipping Cream

Being single and thrifty, I buy the large tub of whipping cream. By the time I get home, it is slightly soft. I use an ice cream scoop to place one scoop of cream into several plastic snack-size baggies and store them in the fridge/freezer.

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Use Ice Cream Scoop For Measuring

Spray an ice cream scooper with Pam, the use it to scoop out peanut butter or shortening, your finger will be kept clean! I scoop equals 1/4 cup.

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What Can I Make With These Ingredients?

What can I make with bell peppers, corn, black beans, and chicken?

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Blackberry Coconut Pops
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Freezing Cheese Sauce

I had a gallon of milk and lots of cheese and I was going on vacation and I didn't want to throw them away. I made a large batch of cheese sauce and I wanted to know if I could freeze it and if so for how long?

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Removing Salmon Skin
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Shucking Corn

Cut off both ends of the corn. Peel off all but 2 -3 layers of the husk. Then either steam for 8 - 10 minutes or wrap in a damp towel and microwave for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes per ear.

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Using a Grater
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Freezing Apples

How long to soak in salt water?

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Using Rose Hips
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Zucchini Chips
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Crockpot Meal Ideas

We are a very busy family, there are many days when I have little time to prepare dinner. Does anyone have any super easy and tasty recipes for one pot dinners in a crockpot? Thanks! :)

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Inexpensive Kids' Lunch Ideas

My children and I are getting pretty tired of PBJ or frozen pizza for lunch. Any simple, but tasty ideas to make lunch more appealing?

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Kids Breakfast Ideas

We are all getting tired of cereal and oatmeal. Does anyone have any yummy, easy, and simple breakfast ideas to spice things up a bit?

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Recipes Using Trader Joe's Products
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Freezing Cilantro

Can cilantro be frozen?

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Using Argan Oil
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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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