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Moldy loaf of bread.

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.

 

A perfectly cooked beef roast on a cutting board.

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.

 

A container of moldy cheddar cheese.

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.

 

Restoring Crystallized Honey

Restoring Crystallized HoneyHoney has a tendency to crystallize when stored for a period of time. This is a page about restoring crystallized honey.

 

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Husband Quit Drinking, Now Is Addicted To Sugar?My husband has quit drinking for about 6 months. All he seems to do is eat cookies and pretzels. I know his body is replacing the sugar he is lacking but if I don't buy cookies, he buys them and goes through 2 60 packs a week. What can I do? I am afraid he will turn into a diabetic.

 

opening microwave

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.

 

Uncooked Macaroni

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.

 

Spinach Quiche

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.

 

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Fix for Salsa That Is Too Sweet?What to do when your salsa is way too sweet?

 

Cast Iron Pan
on a Glass stove top.

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.

 

Softening Granulated Sugar

Softening Granulated SugarWhen sugar gets hard, there are ways to make it useful. This page is about softening granulated sugar.

 

Substituting Half and Half for Milk in Recipes

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.

 

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1970s disco ball

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.

 

Making Fudge

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.

 

Frozen Red Potatoes pieces on plate

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.

 

A healthy meal of wok fried vegetables being prepared.

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.

 

Spicy Chili

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.

 

Spicy Soup With Peppers

Fixing Soup With Too Much Pepper?This 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.

 

Substitution for Onion Powder

Substitution for Onion PowderThis is a page about a substitution for onion powder. You are making a recipe calling for onion powder only to discover you have run out.

 

A woman looking in the refrigerator.

What Can I Make With These Ingredients?This is a page about "What can I make with these ingredients?". Have you ever had a bunch of random ingredients and wondered if there was anything you could make with them? Luckily, it is possible to create a variety of delicious meals with items you may already have on hand.

 

A pizza in the microwave.

How To Make Crispy Pizza Crust in the Microwave?The microwave is not necessarily the best choice for making pizza. This method is more likely to leave the crust soggy rather than crispy. You can try a browning tray or you made need to resort to alternative methods of preparing your pizza. This page is devoted to a discussion on how to make crispy microwave pizza crust.

 

A small bowl of evaporated milk.

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.

 

Cooked Pork Loin

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.

 

Whipped Cream Cheese

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.

 

Vadalia Chop Wizard

Replacement Parts for the Vadalia Chop Wizard?This page is about replacement parts for the Vadalia Chop Wizard. Finding parts for a kitchen tool can sometimes be a challenge.

 

Frozen prices of beef.

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.

 

1980's Weight Watchers Plans

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.

 

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Refrigerator Door Left Open?My 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.

 

Three pieces of cornbread on a plate.

Why Did My Cornbread Turn Out Dry?Dry crumbly cornbread is a disappointing result to the time spent preparing this tasty complement to many meals. This is a page about, "Why did my cornbread turn out dry?".

 

Two triangles of gouda cheese in red wax.

Substitutions for Gouda Cheese in a Recipe?This 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.

 

shortening in a bowl

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.

 

Evaporated Milk

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.

 

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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?

 

Chicken on a Stick

Making Chicken on a Stick for a Large Crowd?Preparing 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.

 

A bowl of homemade chili.

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.

 

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Using Dehydrated Apples?What does one do with dehydrated apples? How do you rehydrate them?

 

Pieces fudge with nuts

How to Fix Grainy FudgeThis is a page about fixing grainy fudge. Grainy fudge is a common issue. Some recipes are more finicky, while others are more fool proof. Here are some suggestions if your fudge has turned out grainy.

 

A woman tasting her homemade soup.

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.

 

Fettucine Alfredo

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.

 

chicken broth

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.

 

A girl holding a healthy meal in one hand and an unhealthy meal in the other.

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.

 

Two different types of yeast on a cutting board.

How Much Yeast is in a Packet?If 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.

 

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Small Bowl of Imitation Bacon

Substitutions For BaconThis is a page about substitutions for bacon. There are a number of substitutes you can use for bacon in your recipes.

 

Substitute for Heavy Whipping Cream

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.

 

Meatloaf with several slices ready to be served

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.

 

plate of spaghetti with tomato sauce

Information about Spatini Spaghetti...This page contains information about Spatini spaghetti sauce mix. Spatini is a brand of dry spaghetti sauce seasonings that disappeared from the market for a time.

 

Deviled Eggs

Thickening Runny Deviled Eggs FillingInstant mashed potatoes or baby cereal can be used to thicken up the filling for your deviled eggs if it is too runny. This is a page about thickening runny deviled eggs filling.

 

a girl eating an apple

1990's Weight Watcher Plans?This page is about 1990's Weight Watcher plans. Finding the older diet recipes that have worked for you is sometimes a challenge.

 

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Distilling Water at Home?If I put some water in a jug and let it sit, is that like distilled water?

 

Leftover Cookies

Using Leftover CookiesThis is a page about using leftover cookies. Extra, stale, or overdone cookies can be given new life with a little creativity.

 

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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.

 

Substitute Marshmallow Cream in Rice Krispy Treats

Substitute Marshmallow Cream in Rice Krispy Treats?If you are craving Rice Krispy treats but don't have any marshmallows, you can substitute marshmallow cream if you have some on the shelf. This is a page about substitute marshmallow cream in Rice Krispy treats.

 

Opened can of condensed milk.

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.

 

Large Tray of Cheese and Crackers

Cheese and Crackers for a Large Group?Having 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.

 

Leftover Biscuits

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.

 

A serving of dried egg noodles, ready to be cooked.

Cooking Time for Dried Egg Noodles?This is a page about cooking time for dried egg noodles. Dried egg noodles should be placed in boiling water and cooked for 8-10 minutes. Cooking times can vary based on the width of the noodles and personal preference.

 

A bowl of homemade vanilla ice cream.

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.

 

Pork Adobo

Using Adobo SeasoningA distinctive spice mixture that is a blend of garlic, oregano, paprika, salt, pepper, cumin, chilis and other spices. This page is about using adobo seasoning.

 

Collection of dried and canned foods including box of powdered milk.

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.

 

grated cheese

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.

 

Marshmallows

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.

 

Zucchini

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.

 

A browned spiral sliced ham in a baking dish.

Heating a Fully Cooked Ham?The ham you purchase at the market is typically fully cooked. It can be served cold or easily heated up in your oven, following the instructions for temperature and time. This is a page about heating a fully cooked ham.

 

Frozen Cabbage

Using Frozen Cabbage?This page is about using frozen cabbage. When frozen, the texture of all vegetables changes whether blanched or not.

 

Cream being poured into a cup of coffee.

Substituting Evaporated Milk for Coffee Creamer?Evaporated milk or canned milk can definitely be used in place of coffee creamer. The flavor will be different. Canned milk is higher than regular milk in fat and sugar so you could also use milk instead. This is a page about substituting evaporated milk for coffee creamer.

 

Man cleaning the oven.

Calibrating an Electric OvenThis page is about calibrating an electric oven. To make sure your foods cook and bake perfectly, it is important to check that the temperature of your oven matches what you set it at.

 

Frozen Meat

Cooking Frozen MeatThis is a page about cooking frozen meat. There are differing opinions regarding cooking frozen meat without first thawing it.

 

Very Easy Poached Egg

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.

 

Wheat Bran in Wooden Bowl

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.

 

A sheet cake in the pan with frosting.

Making Canned Frosting Taste More Homemade?While canned frosting may be convenient to use it does not always pass the taste test. This is a page about making canned frosting taste more homemade.

 

Pan of spaghetti sauce with jar of chili sauce and tomatoes in front

Fixing Over Spiced Spaghetti SauceIf your homemade spaghetti sauce has too much of one or more spices, you will want to find a way to tone those flavors down. This is a page about fixing over spiced spaghetti sauce.

 

Food for a Large Group

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.

 

A bowl of imitation crab meat.

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.

 

Someone pouring chocolate syrup in a small glass bowl.

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?".

 

A pan of tomato sauce for spaghetti.

Should I Saute Onions for Spaghetti Sauce?Many think that sauteing the onion, will bring out more flavor in your sauce. This is a page about should I saute onions for spaghetti sauce?

 

Canned Peaches in a Jar

Uses for Juice from Canned FruitThis page is about uses for juice from canned fruit. Instead of discarding the juice from canned fruit, it can be used in creative ways.

 

party food

Keeping Food Warm at PartiesThis is a page about keeping food warm at parties. You don't need expensive warming trays and steam tables to keep food warm at your next party.

 

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Making Canned Chili Taste Homemade?How do you make canned chili taste like homemade?

 

Cooking with cast iron pans.

Cooking With Cast Iron PansThis is a page about cooking with cast iron pans. Cast iron pans are a safer alternative to non-stick pans. For the best results, it is important to know how to season and clean them.

 

Sandwich with a packed lunch.

Keeping Sandwiches From Getting SoggyThis is a page about keeping sandwiches from getting soggy. One major problem with preparing sandwiches ahead of time is that they may become soggy.

 

An empty ziptop plastic bag

Use Ziplock Bags With Your Handi-VacDon't get rid of your Handi-Vac just because Reynolds has discontinued the bags. You can use Ziplock brand vacuum bags with your Handi-Vac, learn more in this page.

 

White bowls of tomato paste, tomato sauce, and salsa setting on a background of tomatoes and red and green peppers

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.

 

Cooking Salt Pork

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.

 

Hands holding potatoes, fresh from the garden.

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.

 

Cooking eggs for a large group.

Cooking Scrambled Eggs for a Large GroupThis is a page about cooking scrambled eggs for a large group. Scrambled eggs are an easy dish to make for a large gathering.

 

One carton of eggs.

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.

 

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No-Carb Flour Alternative?Instead of flour is there another product that I can grind and use to make bread that has no carbs?

 

Fudge Making Tips

Fudge Making Tips and TricksThis page contains fudge making tips and tricks. This rich, chocolate confectionery is fun to make for any special day.

 

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Shelf Life of Tuna Packaged in Pouches?I have a couple of unopened pouches of tuna and albacore. I don't think they have expiration dates on them, so how long can go by before it's too late to open and use them?

 

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Nu-Wave Temperature Conversions?What are the corresponding temperatures on a Nu-Wave ovens with a dial from 1 to 10?

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Making Cookies on an Electric GriddleThis page is about making cookies on an electric griddle. Energy can be saved by cooking on a griddle instead of heating up the oven.

 

Cookie Dough

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.

 

Battered chicken right out of the fryer

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.

 

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1992 Weight Watchers Plan and Journals?In 1992 I joined my first Weight Watchers meeting and was so excited after gaining about 30 pounds after having 2 children. I lost those 30 pounds on this program.

 

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Stuck Together Tortillas?I have bought tortilla wraps and they are stuck in the middle. There is no way to get them apart with out ripping them!

 

A batch of corn muffins.

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.

 

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Biscuits Turned Out Doughy?What causes biscuits to be doughy?

 

Peach Cobbler served in a glass dish.

Making Peach Cobbler for a Large Group?This is a page about making peach cobbler for a large group. Fruit cobblers are an excellent dessert choice if you are serving a large group.

 

Blue Toaster Oven

Using A Toaster OvenThis page is about using a toaster oven. Electricity can be saved by using a smaller oven.

 

Close up image of red pasta sauce cooking in pan

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.

 

Honey Substitute for Corn Syrup

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.

 

A bowl of well cooked chicken noodle soup.

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.

 

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UFO Cow Abduction Cake - finished cake photo shot against a black backdrop

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!

 

DIY Turntable Cake - finished cake

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.

 

Many Types of Meat on a BBQ

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.

 

Decorative Baskets from Oranges - handled basket ready to serve

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.

 

Couple being served a Salad

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.

 

A box full of limes, lemons and oranges.

Using Up A Surplus of FoodI had an interesting problem recently in regards to food. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Oregon closed all bars and restaurants in mid March. They could still provide take-out or delivery but many places shut down for the duration. Because this was relatively unexpected, the businesses had a great deal of produce and refrigerated food to get rid of before it went bad.

 

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Cutting Watermelon Sticks

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 Assembly

Mess-Free Kabob AssemblyThis is a great tip to use when you are putting together Kebabs.

 

Make Ramen in a Bowl

Make Ramen in a BowlHere is a great tip for making ramen easier and with less mess.

 

Cleaning and Storing Romaine Hearts

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.

 

Easy Way to Shuck Corn

Easy Way to Shuck CornThis quick and easy tip will make shucking corn so much easier.

 

Blue Ombre Smash Cake

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.

 

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A turkey carcass being cut into smaller pieces.

You Can Cut a Frozen TurkeyDue to the virus, it will just be my husband and me for Thanksgiving. I purchased the smallest turkey breast I could find, but even that is too much. Both of us prefer the taste of turkey the first day. Since the meat was already frozen, the butcher at the store was unable to cut it.

 

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Substitute For Pork Chop FatIn years past, I have made some very good pork chops and gravy. Today, they're pretty good but not as I remember them.

 

Kale in a soup.

Use That KaleI received a cut fruit arrangement and the greenery was kale - lots of kale! Instead of throwing it out to the wildlife, I decided to make Kale soup. Now, you may be thinking, it was just used for decoration in the arrangement, and you'd be correct. However, kale is food, and it was washed and used next to other foods so there is no reason on Earth not to use the kale from the arrangement also!

 

Pie Crust Protector

Pie Crust ProtectorThe outer rim of a disposable aluminum pie pan works well to keep pie crust from browning too much. Cut the rim of the pie pan and place it on top of the pie crust while baking.

 

Ingredients for ramen stir fry.

Spicing Up Your Ramen NoodlesAre you tired of eating the same old ramen noodles? Well then I have a tip for you. These cheap noodles can be made into more interesting meals with just a few extra ingredients.

 

Using cardboard to reinforce an aluminum pan.

Reinforcing the Bottom of a Disposable PanI like to give baked goods as gifts in disposable containers. However, sometimes the bottoms are flimsy. To reinforce them I tape a cardboard cereal box or other thin cardboard box I have. It makes it easier to transport, and I don't have to worry that the bottom will bend out of shape.

 

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Fixing Fudge With Too Much Evaporated Milk?I accidentally added 12 oz of evaporated milk to my fudge recipe calling for 5 oz. evaporated milk. I believe I cooked it long enough with 2 cups sugar, a stick of salted butter and two tablespoons of cocoa. I even used a candy thermometer. When I added my vanilla, I stirred another 2 minutes off the heat. It's very creamy and delicious but not hard like candy. Can I do anything now to fix it?

 

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Cooking Noodles?Do you dry the noodles afterwards?

 

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Freezing Boxed Cake Mix Batter?There are only two of us. When mixing up a boxed cake, can I freeze half the batter to bake later?

 

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How to Harden Chocolate Fudge?I had made fudge using chocolate and condensed milk and refrigerated it overnight but the next day, after keeping it out for more than three hours when I was cutting it, it was gooey and was not hard at all. How to harden fudge? And if I have to melt it again, how do I check the temperature without a candy thermometer?

 

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Cooking SteakI'm still new to cooking steak, especially beef. My co-worker in the kitchen said you have to cook it more often to get better at this, I know that but, is there any way someone can help me with this? I would like how to know when it is rare/medium/welldone ? I appreciate all the help and advice I can get, thanks you guys.

 

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HollandaiseWhen making hollandaise, you have to whisk the egg in heat, I have done many times but don't really know why. I did ask around and they said it's emulsifier but I don't understand at all. So can anyone tell me why we have to whisk the egg in heat so when we pour butter in, it's not gonna break?

 

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