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Food tips and information. Topics include once a month cooking, frugal cooking, substitutions, drying vegetables and fruits, freezing food and more.
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Homemade Stevia Sweetener
If you grow stevia in your garden at home, try making this easy homemade sweetener. This is a guide about homemade stevia sweetener.
Making Chocolate Covered Cherries
This is a guide about making chocolate covered cherries. A delicious, rich candy can be made with maraschino cherries dipped in chocolate.
Making A Soccer Cake
A soccer ball shaped cake may just what your want for an upcoming birthday or athletic banquet event. This is a guide about making a soccer cake.
Making Sour Cream Butter From Fresh Milk
Old fashioned milk with cream on top an be used to make many homemade treats. This is a guide about making sour cream butter from fresh milk.
Leprechaun Trap Cake
This is a guide about making a leprechaun trap cake. Many of our children have made leprechaun traps at school to catch the wily little guy and get his stash of gold. Improve upon that idea and make a delicious St. Patrick's Day leprechaun trap cake.
Making an Angry Birds Cake
Make your child, or anyone who enjoys playing the game, this delightful cake for a birthday or other special occasion. This is a guide about making an Angry Birds cake.
Cutting Watermelon Sticks
This method for cutting watermelon makes it easier for little hands to grab on to. Check out this video and learn this simple method.
Cleaning and Storing Romaine Hearts
Hearts 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.
Mess-Free Kabob Assembly
This is a great tip to use when you are putting together Kebabs.
Easy Way to Shuck Corn
This quick and easy tip will make shucking corn so much easier.
Make Ramen in a Bowl
Here is a great tip for making ramen easier and with less mess.
Making Heart Shaped Carrots
Heart shaped carrots are a fun addition to any recipe calling for sliced carrots. Watch this video and learn how to make them...
Metal Utensil to Save Your Glass
I often have to pour hot or boiling liquids into glass jars. Unless the glass is tempered, it will shatter. Someone told me that if you stick a metal utensil in the jar, somehow by magic it prevents the glass from breaking!
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 guide about heating a fully cooked ham.
Reheating Evenly in a Microwave Oven
When reheating a meal on a plate in your microwave oven, arrange the food in a ring to help heat it more evenly.
Opening an Ring Tab Can
It is called an easy open can because you don't have to use a can opener. Instead, it has a ring tab which you pull up to easily open it. My problem was that I used to hurt my fingers or sometimes break my nails, as the ring tab is sometimes hard to pull.
Grilled Glazed Doughnut
Here is a way to make a fresh or almost stale doughnut really yummy. Get an electric grill, such as a George Foreman. When the grill is hot, press firmly so that the doughnut flattens and the glaze melts. Wait a few seconds until you see the glaze bubbling and the doughnut is golden brown.
Secure Water Filter Pitcher Lid with Tape
We have had our Brita water filter pitcher for several years. Sometimes, the top would come off when pouring and there would be water everywhere. The problem was solved when I started using freezer tape to secure to lid. It has not happened since I started doing this.
Cooking for 300
I'm cooking shredded Chipotle Baracoa beef bowls on steamed rice, pinto beans, and corn tomato salsa. How much beef roast would I need for 300 people?
Conversion for Large Elbow Macaroni
I have a recipe that calls for 1 lb of large elbow macaroni. I could only find a 24 oz pkg. how many cups do I use for 1 lb? I measured the 24oz. and it's 7 cups.
Substitute for Wheat Bran in Recipes
I have a recipe that calls for 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour and 1/4 cup of wheat bran. Can I just use 1 3/4 cups of whole wheat flour and forget about the wheat bran?
Shelf Life Thawed Fake Crab
So I'd put some crab out to make crab salad or something. In the next couple days I had to rearrange the fridge and freezer. I had couple other packages in freezer now I don't know which ones are which.
Lining an Oven Rack with a Silicone Baking Sheet
I just bought a silicone baking sheet and I was thinking about just putting it under my metal cupcake pans to line my over rack. Can I do that without putting a cookie sheet under it, or will it ruin it?
Substituting Condensed Milk for Milk and Sugar
Can I use sweetened condensed milk in place of the whole milk and sugar in a pudding recipe? The recipe calls for 3 cups whole milk and 1 cup of sugar.
Adding Crystal Light To Water
Cooking a Roast
Preventing Mold on Bread
Banana Pudding for a Large Group
Using Silicone Bakeware
Making Spreadable Cream Cheese
Side Dishes That Go With Quiche
Preparing Food for a Large Group
Using Cast Iron Pan on Glass Top Stoves
Converting Dry Macaroni Measurements
Calculating Ingredients When Feeding Large...
Substitution For Non-Dairy Creamer
Making Cookies on an Electric Griddle
Substitute for Cornstarch in the UK
Easy Food Ideas for 70 People
Using Accidentally Frozen Raw Potatoes
Cooking Corn on the Cob in a Microwave
Cooking Frozen Meat
Cooking a Potato in the Microwave
Uses for Leftover Biscuits
Preventing Grainy Fudge
Restoring Crystallized Honey
Uses for Sour Milk
Softening Granulated Sugar
How Do I Soften Hard Table Salt?
Thickening Homemade Gravy
Substituting Half and Half for Milk in Recipes
Cake Frosting Tips and Tricks
Preventing Mold on Cheese
Making Ice Cream Without Heavy Whipping Cream
Substitutes for Tomatoes in Recipes
Disposing of Cooking Oil and Grease
Substituting Marshmallows and...
Cheese and Crackers for a Large Group
Evaporated Milk Has Brown Tint
Using Pancake Mix Instead of Bisquick
Stuck Together Tortillas
How to Make Confectioners...
Using A Slow Cooker (Crockpot)
Uses for Stale Coffee
Substitutes For Corn Syrup
1980's Weight Watchers Plans
Easy Peeling and Cutting of Sweet Potatoes and Yams
Fixing Runny Jam
Seedless Substitute for Tomatoes in Recipes
Remedies For Burnt Soup
Using an EasiYo Yogurt Maker
Warning: Don't Reuse Coffee Grounds Day After Day
Substitutions for Milk
Cooking With Cast Iron Pans
Chili With Too Much Salt
Making Canned Chili Taste Homemade
Keeping Bugs Out of Plastic Food Containers
Using Frozen Zucchini
Storing Grated Cheese
Making BBQ for a Large Group
Add Individual Toppings to Delivery Pizza
Saving Money on Spices
How Long Can Shrimp Be Kept Frozen?
Bread Machine Tips and Tricks
Does Meat Need to Be Cooked Before Putting in Crockpot?
Keeping Food Warm at Parties
Substituting Bisquick for Jiffy Biscuit Mix
Using Expired Cocoa Powder
Making Coffee Without a Filter
Keeping Bananas from Turning Black
Making Spaghetti Sauce Less Sweet
Weight Watchers Diet Exchange Plans
Tacos for 100 People
Fixing Soup That's Too Sweet
How Long Will Homemade Potato Salad Keep in the Refrigerator?
Seasoning a Teflon Pan
Using Tomato Paste
Converting Two Pounds of Potatoes to Cups
Husband Quit Drinking, Now Is Addicted To Sugar
Cooking a Frozen Boneless Pork Loin
How Many Ounces is a No. 303 Can?
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