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.
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.
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.
Converting 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. This is a page about how to convert dry macaroni measurements.
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.
Substituting Bouillon Cubes with Bouillon Granules?This 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.
1970's Weight Watchers PlansThis page is about 1970's Weight Watcher plans. Finding the older diet recipes that have worked for you is sometimes a challenge.
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.
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.
Side Dishes That Go With Quiche?Finding the best complements to your main dish will make for a great meal. This page is about side dishes that go with quiche.
Fixing a Homemade Cake That Is Too Sweet?There are certain techniques to use when you have made something too sweet. This is a page about fixing a homemade cake that is too sweet.
Using Frozen Cabbage?This page is about using frozen cabbage. When frozen, the texture of all vegetables changes whether blanched or not.
Meal Ideas for a Flight Attendant?Flight attendants have access to the inflight meals but may need to pack their own food for dietary or preferential reasons. This page has meal ideas for a flight attendant.
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.
Substitute for Heavy Whipping CreamSince many of us don't typically have or use heavy whipping cream, we may need to identify a substitute rather than run to the store. This is a page about substitute for heavy whipping cream.
Fixing Runny Jam?This is a page about fixing runny jam. There are several methods you can use to fix jam that does not set up.
Reducing Gas from BeansThe complex sugars in beans contribute to the unfortunate side effect of dining on many types of beans - gas. This is a page about reducing gas from beans.
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.
How Many Ounces in a Can of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup?Sometimes a recipe will list an ingredient as a can or box of this or than. If you purchase the ingredient in larger size containers you may not know how to measure correctly. This is a page about, "How many ounces in a can of Hershey's chocolate syrup?".
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.
Substituting Condensed Milk for Whole Milk?Condensed milk can be substituted for whole milk in some recipes. Since condensed milk contains a lot of added sugar it may not always be the best choice. Evaporated milk and water are another option. This is a page about substituting condensed milk for whole milk.
Transferring Liquids Into Smaller ContainersThis is a page about transferring liquids into smaller containers. You don't have to have a funnel to transfer a liquid to a smaller container without making a huge mess.
Cooking a Frozen Boneless Pork Loin?It 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.
Reducing the Smell When Cooking Cauliflower?This page is about reducing the smell when cooking cauliflower. You may love to eat this vegetable, but it does make a strong odor when cooking that you may not like.
Cooking Corn on the Cob in a MicrowaveThis is a page about cooking corn on the cob in a microwave. Corn on the cob can be prepared in a variety of ways.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keeping Bread From Sticking in a Bread Machine?This 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.
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.
Homemade Powdered Coffee CreamerInstead of buying powdered creamer for your coffee, make it at home! This is a page about homemade powdered coffee creamer.
Shelf Life of Imitation Crab Meat?The shelf life of imitation crab varies depending on packaging and storage. Unopened vacuum sealed packages are typically good in the fridge for two months or the "use by" date. Once opened, use within 3 days. If frozen, use within 6 months is recommended. This is a page about the shelf life of imitation crab meat.
Bananas Turning Brown in Banana Cream Pie?This page contains several suggestions for ways to keep the bananas in your banana cream pie from turning brown. Think lemon juice or cool pudding. This is a page about bananas turning brown in banana cream pie.
Cake Decorating Tips and TricksThis page contains cake decorating tips and tricks. There are many creative ways to decorate that special cake.
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.
Fixing Burnt Flavor in Spaghetti SauceThis is a page about fixing a burnt flavor in spaghetti sauce. Spaghetti sauce is notorious for burning if not well tended to. Removing the burnt taste can save your sauce.
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.
Keeping Coffee Fresh?Fresh grounds make a better cup. Coffee lovers have their own ideas about the best way to keep their coffee fresh. This is a page about keeping coffee fresh.
Nu-Wave Temperature Conversions?What are the corresponding temperatures on a Nu-Wave ovens with a dial from 1 to 10?
Making Juice With Frozen Tomatoes?Here 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.
Stretching Canned SoupsOne way to stretch canned soups is to add canned or frozen vegetables, which are often less costly than the soup. This is a page about stretching canned soups.
Ripening an AvocadoWhen shopping for an avocado we often find that they are either too ripe or very hard. There are ways to easily ripen an avocado at home after you bring it back from the market. This is a page about ripening an avocado.
Deep Frying Tips and TricksDeep frying is a popular method of preparing certain foods. Following a few simple tips can ensure positive results and help prevent greasy, unappetizing ones. This is a page about deep frying tips and tricks.
Finding Old Weight Watchers MenusThis is a page about finding old Weight Watcher's menus. The Weight Watcher's diet program has been around for decades and undergone a number of changes. Finding information on a specific program you used in the past is possible if a bit of a challenge.
Meat Loaf Tips and TricksThis is a page about meat loaf tips and tricks. There are a few tried and true, as well as, fresh new tips and tricks that will help you prepare the perfect meatloaf.
Cooking PastaThere are actually a few things to keep in mind in order to cook the perfect serving of pasta. This is a page about cooking pasta.
Getting the Scorched Taste Out of Preserves?This is a page about getting the scorched taste out of preserves. Don't throw out your preserves because they are a bit overcooked and have a scorched taste. There are some things you can try that may save them.
Frozen Corn for 60 People?When cooking for a large crowd, calculating the amount of food you need to buy and/or prepare is very important. This is a page about buying enough frozen corn for 60 people.
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.
Substitute for Cornstarch in the UK?Certain 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.
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.
Making Pickles With Burpless Cucumbers?Can you use burpless cucumbers to make dill pickles? Thanks.
Slowing Cooking a Steak in the Oven?This is a page about slowing cooking a steak in the oven. One method of cooking a steak that produces a tender flavorful result, is slow cooking in the oven.
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.
Placing Hot Pans on Glass Tops Stoves?I just purchased a glass top oven, but haven't used the stove top yet. With my traditional coil top I used to take my pot off the burner and transfer it to a cold burner to stop the cooking process. Will this crack the top? Can I place a hot pan from the oven onto the cold surface top?
Canning Salt vs. Table Salt?What is the difference in canning salt and regular table salt? Can they be use interchangeably?
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.
Preserving Collard Greens?This is a page about preserving collard greens. In addition to canning there or other ways of preserving collard greens.
Homemade Ice Cream Leaves Waxy Film?When I make homemade ice cream, I get a waxy film on the spoons and even in my mouth. What is this and how can I keep it from happening?
Using an Old Can of Baked Beans?This is a page about using an old can of baked beans. If you have ever found an expired can of food at the back of the cupboard, you have probably wondered about the safety of eating the contents.
Dry Sherry vs. Cooking Sherry?Many recipes call for sherry. There are pros and cons to using either dry sherry or cooking sherry in their preparation. This is a page about dry sherry vs. cooking sherry.
Converting Two Pounds of Potatoes to Cups?If you are cutting up potatoes for a recipe you will most likely need to measure them in cups. This is a page about converting two pounds of potatoes to cups.
Substituting Bisquick for Jiffy Biscuit Mix?I am making a recipe that calls for 1 box of Jiffy biscuit mix, but I couldn't find it at the store. I do have Bisquick. What is the equivalency?
Bread Machine Tips and TricksThis page contains bread machines tips and tricks. Saving time and energy baking bread at home can be accomplished with a bread machine.
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.
Fix for Salsa That Is Too Sweet?What to do when your salsa is way too sweet?
Making Kabobs for a Large Group?Serving kabobs to a large group is a good idea. You will need to estimate ingredients, guest preferences for meats, seafood, and/or vegetables. One final consideration is who will prepare them. This is a page about making kabob for a large group.
Seedless Substitute for Tomatoes in Recipes?This is a page about seedless substitutes for tomatoes in recipes. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from eating seeds, substitutions and alternative foods are a part of your daily eating habits.
Deep Frying Cake Batter?You can deep fry cake batter to make funnel cakes or something similar. This page is about deep frying cake batter.
Cutting Frozen Meat?I 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.
Substitutes for Pectin in Jams and Jellies?This page offers some suggestions for substitutes for pectin in homemade jams and jellies. In fact some fruit is high enough in naturally occurring pectin that they don't require it at all.
Fixing Chili With Too Much Salt?Fixing chili made with too much salt may be done. There are a number of ways cooks can counter the excess salt in a dish. This is a page about how to fix chili with too much salt.
Calculating Servings Based on Pan Size?How many servings of lasagna will I get from a pan 20 3/4 inches x 12 13/16 inches x 3 3/8 inches, if I want a 4 inch serving?
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.
Use Baker's Piping Bag for Making Sausage RollsWhen I make sausage rolls, I use a bakers piping bag for the meat, this makes the job much easier and cleaner, but the tip (which I found myself just recently) is to spray the inside of the bag, with some oil and the meat will squeeze out much easier and as an extra bonus, the bag is easier to clean.
Fixing A Recipe with Too Much SugarThis is a page about fixing a recipe with too much sugar. When the directions you followed have made your recipe too sweet, there are a few ways to tone it down.
Canning MangoesThis is a page about canning mangoes. Mangoes are not always available year round. Canning them allows you to enjoy this tasty fruit even when it's out of season.
Bread Machine Bread Is Dry and Crumbly?My sister lent me her bread machine and after several attempts I made a loaf of bread. However, it came out dry and rather crumbly. Do I add more water, oil, what? Thanks in advance.
Substituting Evaporated Milk for Whole Milk?When 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.
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.
Preventing a Pot From Boiling OverThis is a page about preventing a pot from boiling over. It is very frustrating and messy when your cooking pot boils over onto the stovetop.
Using a Spray Bottle for Cooking OilsYou can save money by purchasing a mister bottle or plastic spray bottle to use with your favorite cooking oil(s). Some suggestions follow for sources and use.
Substitutes for Wheat Bran in Recipes?Are 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.
Helping Batter Stick When Frying Food?This 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.
Softening Hard BagelsThis page is about softening hard bagels. These boiled and baked breads can sometimes become hard on the outside.
Draining Canned TunaThis page is about draining canned tuna. Removing the oil or water from canned fish is usually done before using it in recipes.
Jiffy Corn Muffins Are Too Crumbly?Jiffy 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 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.
Keeping Cooked Turkey MoistCooked turkey has a tendency to dry out, but that can be prevented if cooked properly. This is a page about keeping cooked turkey moist.
Making Cream of Chicken Soup GravyFor a quick batch of gravy you can use cream of chicken soup. The condensed soup doesn't need much when poured over rice or potatoes.
Light Supper Menus Ideas for a Home for the Elderly?Please can someone send me ideas and/or recipes for menus for light suppers for the elderly in an old age home. They already have homemade soup every night with toast, but we need another dish. They get hungry during the early evening.
Using Powdered MilkThis is a page about using powdered milk. Powdered milk is a less expensive alternative to fresh milk and is sometimes called out specifically in recipes.
Cooking Rice at High Altitudes?This is a page about cooking rice at high altitudes. Cooking at high altitudes can be tricky. Because the air is dryer and the pressure lower, water boils at a lower temperature and moisture evaporates into the air more quickly. This makes cooking even basic items such as rice a challenge.
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.
Making Iced Tea at HomeThis page is about making iced tea at home. Save money and create your favorite iced tea beverage in your own kitchen.
Uses for Potato WaterPotato water can be used in making potato bread, gravy, and even enjoyed as a beverage. It can also be added to your pet's food and used to water plants (if unsalted). This is a page about uses for potato water.
Uses for Leftover Hamburger Fat?Like other forms of leftover animal fat hamburger fat can be saved in the fridge and used to season vegetables or other dishes. It can also be used to make suet cakes for wild birds. This page contains several uses for leftover hamburger fat.
Uses for Sour MilkThis page contains uses for sour milk. There are many wonderful recipes and other uses for soured milk.
1980s 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.
How to Let Dough Rise in Warm SunIf you are baking bread on a warm sunny day, use that heat to rise your dough. This is a page about how to let dough rise in warm sun.
How to Tell if Flour is Self Rising?My flour is in a canister. I have no idea if it is self rising or not. Is there a way to test it to tell which it is?
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.
Uses for Cereal CrumbsThis is a page about uses for cereal crumbs. The crumbs at the bottom of your bag of cereal can be saved and used in baking recipes such as cookies.
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!
How to Remove Salmon SkinRemoving the skin from cooked salmon is fairly easy to do. One creative method includes using a cheese slicer to do the job. Prior to cooking, the skin and be simply peeled off. This is a page about removing salmon skin.
How to Make Sushi CakesYou don't have to be a professional baker to make professional looking decorative cakes. I made these sushi cakes using regular cake batter, frosting, and candies you can find at any shop. It cost me 1/10th of the price that I would have paid had I ordered them from a custom bakery and they were absolutely delicious!
How to Use Tea for Tenderizing MeatStrongly brewed tea works well as a marinade and a meat tenderized thanks to the tannins in tea. This is a page about using tea for tenderizing meat.
Clothespin Cup MarkersThis video shows you a quick solution to having less dirty dishes.
Cleaning and Storing Romaine HeartsHearts of romaine lettuce are a favorite for salads. If they are cleaned and stored properly, they can last a long time. Learn how in this short video.
Freezing Mashed BananasSave money on bananas! Those browning bananas on your counter don't need to get thrown away, even if you aren't ready to use them right now.
Peeling a PineappleHere is a video on a great way to peel a pineapple.
Easy Way to Shuck CornThis quick and easy tip will make shucking corn so much easier.
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.
Flax Egg SubstituteWith the price of eggs soaring, a good substitute for cooking and baking is a flax egg. Use 1 Tbsp. of ground flaxseed meal and 2 1/2 Tbsp. of room temperature water for each egg. I refrigerate for 10 minutes or so.
Eating More Legumes Helps Save MoneySalads have become quite a bit less costly around my place these past few months. I've stopped buying lettuce and have replaced it with Napa cabbage which pairs beautifully with mung bean sprouts which I've learned to grow. Three tablespoons of dry beans makes enough for two good-sized salads. The cabbage lasts about a month without turning brown or wilting, and one large head is still less expensive than a head of iceberg. Fresh sprouts are crisp and significantly more nutritious than lettuce.
Kangaroo CookingAlways cook something for the next meal, with your current one: extra potatoes in broth, for cottage pie; extra stew, to chop up as pie fillings; extra rice, to make rice salad or tacos; extra fish, for patties; extra spaghetti, to cut up in soup; extra bolognese, to stuff baked aubergines or marrows, etc.
Glass Shaker ImprovementI love having cinnamon and sugar, powdered sugar, etc in a shaker on hand. Some problems I have come across are clumping, spilling and can attract critters. With my upgrade my shaker no longer has any of those problems.
Cake Mix Inner Bags For Freezing ChickenWhen it comes to fried chicken breast tenders, I like mine thin. My intent here was to use the cake mix bag just for pounding the tenders. Then it occurred to me that the bag itself would be ideal for freezing as well, and I have accumulated several over time.
Shower Caddy Spice RackA reg shower caddy from dollar tree. I bent it over to loop over the cabinet door. However you can use screws or nail to hang it on or use command strip hooks. It fits neatly away when not needed. Just open the door to reveal your spices.
How Can You Know If a Raw Egg Is Safe to Use?How do you know when an egg is still fresh to use?
How Many Cups For Mac and Cheese?How many cups of dry elbow mac do I need to make 80 servings of Mac and cheese?
Honey Substitute?I have an allergy to honey, what could I use instead? Thank you
Using Mini Marshmallows for Marshmallow Cream?My fudge recipe calls for one 7 oz. jar of fluff. How many cups of mini marshmallows should I use?
Hamburger Patties Are Dry?Lately my hamburger patties fall apart and are very dry. I'm supposing the fat content has something to do with it but how can I keep them from falling apart? I am making large patties kind of like a hamburger steak. Thanks for any help.
Cooking Lasagna For 70?I am making lasagna for 70 people in 19 x 11 inch pans. How many pans should I make?