Making Whipped Cream CheeseYou don't have to buy whipped cream cheese for your recipes. It can be made cheaper, when needed, at home. This is a page about making whipped cream cheese.
Preventing Mold on BreadIt isn't any fun to be making a sandwich and discover that your bread is moldy. There are a number of ways to prevent your bread from molding. This is a page about preventing mold on bread.
Keeping Salt from Clumping in the ShakerThis is a page about keeping salt from clumping in the shaker. You can easily keep the salt from clumping in the shaker.
How to Cook a Frozen RoastEven less expensive cuts of meat can come out moist and tender when cooked properly. You can save time by cooking the roast right out of the freezer. This is a page to cooking a frozen roast.
Softening Granulated SugarWhen sugar gets hard, there are ways to make it useful. This page is about softening granulated sugar.
Preventing Mold on CheeseIf it is not a variation of blue cheese you probably would prefer it not be moldy. This is a page about preventing mold on cheese.
Cheese and Crackers for a Large GroupHaving a party or event with a large group of people and wondering how to serve cheese and crackers? This is a page about cheese and crackers for a large group.
Problems Making FudgeChefs will tell you that cooking is an art and a science. The science can come into play when making fudge. Not only do proper measurements play a role in the success of your batch of fudge, but so does the cookware used and believe it or not the weather. This is a page about problems making fudge.
How Many Tablespoons in a Stick of Butter?There are 8 tablespoons in a standard stick of butter. Check the cube wrapper for lines which you can use to cut the butter into as many tablespoons as you need.
Restoring Crystallized HoneyHoney has a tendency to crystallize when stored for a period of time. This is a page about restoring crystallized honey.
Side Dishes That Go With QuicheFinding the best complements to your main dish will make for a great meal. This page is about side dishes that go with quiche.
Substituting Half and Half for Milk in RecipesThis is a page about substituting half and half for milk in recipes. If you are out of milk or just want a creamier flavor, try substituting half and half for the milk in a recipe.
Using Cast Iron Pan on Glass Top StovesThere are some restrictions noted for the types of cookware you can safely use on your glass top stove. This is a page about using cast iron pan on glass top stoves.
Preparing Food for a Large GroupPreparing food for a large group can seem daunting, especially the first time. This is a page about preparing food for a large group.
Fixing Soup With Too Much PepperThis is a page about fixing soup with too much pepper. It is very dismaying to prepare a delicious soup recipe only to find that you have accidentally added too much pepper.
Remedies For Burnt SoupIt's easy to lose track of your soup and return to find it stuck to bottom of the pot. But don't despair, check out this page with remedies for burnt soup.
Using Crockpot Insert in the OvenYou can use your removable crock pot/slow cooker stoneware insert in an oven. Be sure the insert does not have any cracks or breaks in it. I normally coat it with a cooking spray for easy clean-up. I don't use the lid, for fear it would crack or break.
How to Make Grocery Store Rotisserie ChickenRecreating the tasty flavor and tender texture of a rotisserie chicken, like you can buy at the grocery, is possible to do in your own kitchen.
Using Frozen Raw PotatoesWhen raw potatoes have been frozen, they are soft when thawed. They can be cooked right away and used in some dishes without a change in flavor or texture.
Fixing Runny Mashed PotatoesThis is a page about fixing mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes are a delicious side dish. Sometimes you may find that they have become too runny, but there are ways to fix that.
Substitutes For Corn SyrupMany recipes call for corn syrup, which is not generally available outside the U.S. Honey, golden syrup and light molasses are a few suggested substitutions but there are many more. This page contains substitutes for corn syrup.
Chili is Too SpicyThis is a page about chili is too spicy. When your chili has too much hot pepper, it may be unpleasant for some people. There are a few ways to temper it down.
Converting Dry Macaroni MeasurementsThis is a page about how to convert dry macaroni measurements. Some recipes call for a certain number of ounces of pasta, instead of the number of cups. It is important to be able to convert back and forth from ounces to cups properly, so that the recipe is made correctly.
Fixing Fudge That Didn't SetSometimes fudge just doesn't set. Short of using it for a syrup or spread, you may want to try to fix it and successfully get it to set. This is a page about fixing fudge that didn't set.
Saving Money on ButterThis is a page about saving money on butter. Many shoppers are always on the lookout for ways to save on their food costs.
Cooking Canned Biscuits in the...Baking refrigerated biscuit dough in a microwave may not give you the results that you are looking for. This is a page about cooking canned biscuits in the microwave.
1980's Weight Watchers PlansThis page is about 1980's Weight Watcher plans. Finding the older diet recipes that have worked for you is sometimes a challenge.
Refrigerator Door Left OpenMy husband accidentally left the the refrigerator door partially open. Do I throw all food away? I found this out at 6 am and we went to bed at 11 pm last night. I really need advice on this please.
How Do I Soften Hard Table Salt?I have some regular table salt that became hard. Is there a way I can get it back to its normal state?
How to Cook Freezer Burned MeatFreezer burned meat can be safely eaten, as long as it was properly frozen and defrosted. If possible, trimming off the burned portions will help prevent the taste that develops in freezer burned meats. This is a page about how to cook freezer burned meat.
Foods I Can Eat After Having My Teeth PulledAfter having your teeth pulled, you may have a very restricted diet until your gums heal. This is a page about foods I can eat after having my teeth pulled.
Using Frozen CabbageThis page is about using frozen cabbage. When frozen, the texture of all vegetables changes whether blanched or not.
Fixing Runny JamThis is a page about fixing runny jam. There are several methods you can use to fix jam that does not set up.
Shelf Life of Swanson Chicken Broth in CartonsMy brother drives a tractor-trailer and ended up with 3 cases of Swanson chicken broth in the carton like boxes. They expire this month; can freeze these and/or does the 2 year after the date rule apply to these like other canned food? Thanks.
Making Chicken on a Stick for a Large CrowdPreparing large quantities of food for a group event presents many challenges. The first is to know how much food to prepare, to avoid waste and hungry guests. This page asks about how much to buy when making chicken on a stick for a large crowd.
Preventing Tears When Chopping OnionsThis is a page about preventing tears when chopping onions. Cutting onions releases an irritant that makes us tear up or cry.
Using Frozen ZucchiniFreezing zucchini will make it more watery on thawing. This doesn't necessary cause a problem when adding it to a recipe. This is a page about using frozen zucchini.
Replacement Parts for the Vadalia Chop WizardThis page is about replacement parts for the Vadalia Chop Wizard. Finding parts for a kitchen tool can sometimes be a challenge.
Keeping Brownies from Getting Hard on the EdgesWhy are my brownies always hard around the edges? The center is fine. I use a glass baking dish and have tried a metal pan but same results. Several people I know have this same problem. Can you help me? Thanks in advance.
Substitutes for Wheat Bran in RecipesAre you making a recipe that calls for bran, but want to use something else? Check out these alternatives, to see which one would work best in your recipe. This page contains substitutes for wheat bran in recipes.
Substitution for Eggs in MeatloafEggs are typically used as a binder in meatloaf. If you are eliminating eggs from your diet, there are ingredients you can substitute. This is a page about substitutes for egg in meatloaf.
Keeping Ice Cubes from StickingIce cubes are notorious for sticking to the ice cube trays and to each other. This is a page about keeping ice cubes from sticking.
Uses for Leftover BiscuitsOften times a batch of biscuits may be more than your family can eat at one meal. Save the leftovers and use them in a new dish tomorrow. This is a page about uses for leftover biscuits.
Making Ice Cream Without Heavy Whipping CreamIce cream can be made with other milk products, although it may not be quite as creamy. This is a page about making ice cream without heavy whipping cream.
Weight Watchers Diet Exchange PlansThis page is about weight watcher's diet exchange plans. Knowing the amount of different foods you can substitute to maintain your diet plan is important.
Substitutions for Gouda Cheese in a RecipeThis is a page about substitute for gouda cheese in a recipe. Gouda cheese is not a type of cheese many of us regularly have in the fridge.
Beano SubstituteIf you are gassy after eating beans, it might be helpful to try using Beano or a Beano substitute before eating beans. This is a page about Beano substitute.
Making Easy Poached Eggs in the MicrowaveThere are several ways to make poached eggs, using the microwave is one option. This is a page about making easy poached eggs in the microwave.
Jiffy Corn Muffins Are Too CrumblyJiffy corn muffins are often come out pretty consistently but sometimes they might be a bit crumbly. This is a page about jiffy corn muffins too crumbly.
How Much Yeast is in a PacketIf you have a recipe that calls for 1 package of yeast and you only have bulk dry yeast, this page will tell you how many teaspoons of yeast is in a packet.
Substitutes for Tomatoes in RecipesWhatever the reason you don't wish to include tomatoes in a recipe, there are ingredients that often be substituted and still result in a delicious dish. This is a page about substitutes for tomatoes in recipes.
Is Canned Tomato Sauce or Paste Gluten Free?If you are trying to avoid gluten in your diet, then you know that gluten can turn up in unsuspecting places. Here is some information if you are worried about it being canned tomato sauce and paste. This is a page about whether canned tomato sauce or paste is gluten free.
Substitutions for MilkThis is a page about substitutions for milk. If your are lactose intolerant or simply out of milk there are some substitutions your can use in recipes.
Calculating Ingredients When Feeding Large...This page is about calculating ingredients when feeding large group. Preparing a meal for lots of people at the same time, takes a lot of planning. It is a challenge to determine the amount of food you will need.
Substituting Marshmallows and...This is a page about substituting marshmallows and marshmallow creme. Finding the right amount of this cream to use in place of marshmallows, or vice versa, may be easier than you think.
Cooking a Frozen Boneless Pork LoinIt is time to cook that frozen pork loin, now you just need to decide how to prepare it. This is a page about cooking a frozen boneless pork loin.
Removing the Scorched Taste from Burnt Cheese SoupSoups and sauces containing cheese can easily scorch if not stirred constantly or if the burner is too high. This is a page about removing the scorched taste from burnt cheese soup.
Substituting Bouillon Cubes with Bouillon GranulesThis is a page about substituting bouillon cubes with bouillon granules. Bouillon granules can easily be substituted for the cubes in a recipe, you just need to have the conversion information.
Softening MarshmallowsIf you have marshmallows that have gotten old, stale, and hard all you have to do to make them soft again is to place them in a resealable plastic bag with a slice of bread. Let them stand until soft, which usually takes 1 or 2 days. Then you can remove the bread and the marshmallows should be soft again.
Helping Batter Stick When Frying FoodThis is a page about helping batter stick when frying food. What you choose to bread your food with, and the type and temperature of the oil can make a difference in getting the coating to stick.
Using a Cake Mix That's ExpiredCan baking powder be added to freshen a cake mix past it's expiration date? During my late husband's bout with cancer, a lot of food items didn't get used since he didn't have an appetite.
Making Powdered Milk Taste BetterThis is a page about making powdered milk taste better. Using powdered milk can help you save money. It is also a good backup when you run out of regular milk. But powdered milk does not always taste as good to most of us.
Substituting Evaporated Milk for Whole MilkWhen you find yourself out of milk for cooking, perhaps you have a can of evaporated milk on the shelf that can be substituted. This is a page about substituting evaporated milk for whole milk.
Storing Coffee FiltersThis page is about storing coffee filters. It's nice to find a convenient way to store your filters so the retain their shape.
Cooking a RoastDepending on the type and size of your roast, there are a variety of ways to cook it to perfection. This is a page about cooking a roast.
Shelf Life of Crisco ShorteningHow long will Crisco last?
Looking for Graham Crackers in South AfricaWhat are graham crackers? This product is unknown in South Africa.
Cooking Tender Corned BeefHas anyone got a tip for speeding up cooking corned beef to have tender beef? I use meat tenderizers and Worcestershire sauce in my water to boil the meat to make my meat softer, faster. Does anyone have other ideas for faster, soft, cooked corned beef?
Adding Color to Popped PopcornI have popped popcorn and would like to color it with food coloring. How do I do it?
Preventing Grainy FudgeThis is a page about preventing grainy fudge. Homemade fudge is a delicious treat. However, on occasion rather that the smooth creamy texture you were hoping for it turns out grainy.
Making Spreadable Cream CheeseThis page is about making spreadable cream cheese.Cold cream cheese can be a challenge to spread, but you can easily change its consistency.
How Many Ounces is a No. 303 Can?I have an old recipe that calls for a NO. 303 can of fruit cocktail. What size can would that be in ounces? It is used in a great recipe for a fruit cocktail cake that is very moist. Thanks for any help on this.
Using Eggs After Their "Sell By" DateYou can see if your eggs float when they are past their sell by date. If they float, they are not good and should be thrown out. This is a page about using eggs after their "sell by" date.
Substituting Tomato Paste for Tomato SauceIf you run out of tomato sauce you can substitute paste if you have that on hand. This is a page about substituting tomato paste for tomato sauce.
Substitutions for Milk in RecipesWhen using canned condensed or evaporated milk in place of regular milk, you may need to make some adjustments. This page is about substitutions for milk in recipes.
How to Make Confectioners...This is a page about how to make confectioners (powdered) sugar. You don't need to run to the store to buy powdered sugar for the recipe you are making; make your own.
Cooking Salt PorkThis is a page about cooking salt pork. Salt pork looks a lot like a thick slice of uncooked bacon. It is not as commonly used as it has been in the past.
Making Drinkable YogurtThis is a page about making drinkable yogurt. Drinkable yogurt is a popular, healthy snack for kids and adults alike. While there are commercial brands available, you can make your own inexpensive version at home.
Keeping Bread From Sticking in a Bread MachineThis is a page about keeping bread from sticking in a bread machine. It is frustrating to have your loaf of bread stick to the interior of the bread machine.
Substitute for Cornstarch in the UKCertain products are unavailable in some countries. Similarly, a specific item may be know by different names from one country to another. This is a page about substitute for cornstarch in the UK.
Cutting Frozen MeatI was given a 10 lb. package of turkey breast from a deli. A great gift, but it is frozen solid. What can I use to cut it into smaller size portions? I can't slice it this way and if I thaw it out whole I can't possibly eat it all before it spoils.
Storing Grated CheeseThis page is about storing grated cheese. When you buy cheese in bulk whether already grated or grated by you, to store it properly will maintain the freshness.
How Can I Fix Cookie Dough That is Too Gooey?To fix cookie dough that is too sticky, you can add a little more flour, chill it or add powdered milk. It is best practice to bake a test cookie, then adjust the dough accordingly before baking the whole batch.
Marie Callender's Frozen Pie Crusts InstructionsCould someone give me the directions for baking a Marie Callender's frozen pie crust?
Putting Stubborn Lids on TupperwareIf you are having a hard time putting a plastic lid on a tupperware type container, run the lid under hot water. It should fit much more easily.
Using Silicone BakewareThis is a page about using silicone bakeware. Silicone bakeware is easy to clean and store making it a must for many cooks.
How Much Margarine is a Stick?Most sticks of margarine are the same size. Typically they are equal to 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup. This is a page about How much margarine is a stick?.
Fixing Soup That's Too SweetSometimes your soup is good, but somehow it got too much sweetener. This page is about fixing soup that is too sweet.
Mashed Potatoes for 40 PeopleHow many lbs. of potatoes would be needed to feed 40 people mashed potatoes?
Changing My Family's Eating HabitsI am looking for some advice. I am planning on changing my family's eating habits on Jan. 1; we are a typical American family who loves hamburgers, fries, sweet cereals, etc. I am working on losing weight on the Flat Belly Diet (see Prevention.com), which follows the idea of burning fat using MUFAs, mono-unsaturated fats, such as avocados, nuts, olive oil, etc.
Cooking Frozen MeatThis is a page about cooking frozen meat. There are differing opinions regarding cooking frozen meat without first thawing it.
Fixing Over Spiced Spaghetti SauceThis is a page about fixing over spiced spaghetti sauce. If your homemade spaghetti sauce has too much of one or more spices, you will want to find a way to tone those flavors down.
Making Canned Chili Taste HomemadeHow do you make canned chili taste like homemade?
Substituting Oil for Shortening in RecipesSubstituting oil for shortening in a recipe is a simple 1:1 ratio. The swap will change the texture of the finished product, making it more dense, less cake like. This is a page about substituting oil for shortening in recipes.
Do You Use Baking Powder With All Purpose Flour?When a recipe calls for flour, but does not say all-purpose or self-rising, do you have to add baking powder to the recipe when you're just using all-purpose flour?
Making Juice With Frozen TomatoesHere is a recipe for making juice from some of those frozen tomatoes from your garden. This is a page about making juice with frozen tomatoes.
Peeling Bell PeppersThis is a page about peeling bell peppers. There are several techniques that make peeling bell peppers easier.
Nu-Wave Temperature ConversionsWhat are the corresponding temperatures on a Nu-Wave ovens with a dial from 1 to 10?
Using Canned Beans in a CrockpotThis is a page about using canned beans in a Crockpot. Some cooks are concerned about using canned beans in slow cooker recipes.
What Can I Do With Fermented Apple Cider?I bought some fresh apple cider for a special occasion that didn't happen. Now I have 12 gallons of fermented apple cider. What to do with it?
Treat Bamboo Cutting Boards with Olive OilThis page is about treat bamboo cutting boards with olive oil. Bamboo is durable and safe for a cutting board. Clean and oil it before putting it away.
How Can I Tenderize Beef Brisket?This is a page about how can I tenderize beef brisket? Low temperature and wrapping your brisket for slow cooking, can help make it moist and tender.
DIY Turntable CakeI'm not a professional baker or cake decorator, but I do love making personalized desserts for my friends and family. I made this cake for my band bassist who adores collecting vinyl records (and playing them on his turntable all day). I've made it so the tunearm can be moved on and off the record, while staying 100% edible.
Eating Healthy While Eating OutThis is a page about eating healthy while eating out. Eating a healthy meal when eating out is possible as long as you know what to look for. By knowing which things to avoid you will be able to make better choices for a nutritious meal.
Decorative Baskets from OrangesThis is a fun food craft where you can turn oranges into baskets that hold your fruit. It's fun and easy and you can really get creative with your designs! I've added two styles in this how-to.
Planning a BBQ for 100 PeopleWhen planning a BBQ for a large group you will need to decide on your menu, including drinks, snacks, dessert, etc. Then estimate the amount of food in each category needed to feed your crowd. This is a page about planning a BBQ for 100 people.
UFO Cow Abduction CakeThis UFO cake is just out of this world! The saucer and grassy ground area are two different cakes, so there is plenty for a big party. I saved a couple hundred dollars making this cake from scratch instead of calling up the local cake artistry. Plus, it was super fun. Here are the steps on how to make your own!
Using Up Leftovers After an EventAfter large party or event like a potluck, there are often lots of leftovers to be eaten and used up. This is a page about using up leftovers after an event.
Ombré Smash CakeHere is the perfect smash cake for a first birthday, in a beautiful ombré design. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Making a Lid SpoonEver been stuck without a spoon when eating an individual serving of applesauce, pudding or yogurt? Just use the lid as a spoon! Learn how to make one in this short video.
Cutting Watermelon SticksThis method for cutting watermelon makes it easier for little hands to grab on to. Check out this video and learn this simple method.
Mess-Free Kabob AssemblyThis is a great tip to use when you are putting together Kebabs.
Make Ramen in a BowlHere is a great tip for making ramen easier and with less mess.
Easy Way to Shuck CornThis quick and easy tip will make shucking corn so much easier.
Prep Vegetables and Store in FridgeI hear that much our the fresh produce that people buy goes bad before they ever eat it! What a waste of resources and money!
Making Pancakes On a Tin CanMaking a simple cook stove from an empty food can provides a great way to make pancakes while on a camping trip. The tutorial below describes how to prepare your can, lists the materials needed, and offers a simple pancake recipe.
Fix Mushy Rice with BreadI can't tell you how many times I've made mushy, soupy rice. There's a quick fix that transforms this gluey mess into perfect, fluffy rice: a slice of bread. Place a piece of bread on top of your pot or rice cooker full of mushy rice, put the lid back on, and allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes. The extra liquids will make their way into the bread, and your rice is saved.
Cooking for OneI live alone, after having raised a family and losing my husband, so I am used to cooking for more than one. Also, a couple years ago I decided to give up processed foods, such as frozen dinners and convenience foods, as I am not a big fan of additives and preservatives. Plus, those foods are expensive for what you get. Most frozen meals are tiny and leave you looking for more.
Keep Asparagus FreshTo keep asparagus fresh, I wet a paper towel and wrap it around the bottom of the bunch and secure it with the produce rubber band. I put it back in the produce bag, roll it around to press out the air, fold the top over and put a rubber band around the bunch to keep the plastic tight.
Peeling Fresh Garlic is a CinchPeeling fresh garlic really slows you down when you're cooking dinner. Try this tip the next time you use fresh garlic! It works.
Making a Lettuce Salad for 400How much lettuce do I need to make salad for 400 people?
Using Expired Cake MixHow much baking powder or baking soda can I use to add to an expired box of Duncan Hines cake mix to help with the rising?
What Can I Make with These Ingredients?What can I make with chicken breast, onion, mushrooms, runner beans, and natural yoghurt?
Making Banana Bread in a GT Xpress 101 CookerCan I make banana bread in my GT XPRESS 101 cooker?
Measuring Yeast When Making BreadI am looking for some help in finding the amount, in kilograms, of yeast to add to 25 lbs of flour when making bread.
Fixing Burnt SoupI made big pot of chicken rice soup and it tastes badly burnt. Can I make it not taste burnt or take that gross taste away?