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.
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.
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.
Making Your Own Charcoal StarterStarting the charcoal for your grill is easy even without starter fluid or special briquettes. This is a page about making your own charcoal starter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Freezing Chicken Salad?This is a page about freezing chicken salad. Your success with freezing chicken salad will depend on the ingredients.
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.
Using Pancake Mix Instead of Bisquick?I was wondering if you can sub regular pancake mix for Bisquick? I just finished the box, but I have a huge box of the pancake mix, which my boyfriend and I don't eat a whole lot of. Thanks for any info.
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.
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.
Shelf Life of Swanson Chicken Broth in Cartons?My 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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Restoring Crystallized HoneyHoney has a tendency to crystallize when stored for a period of time. This is a page about restoring crystallized honey.
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.
Using Evaporated MilkEvaporated mil can be used as a substitute for fresh milk if you don't have access to fresh milk. This is a page about using evaporated milk.
Baking Tips and TricksThis page contains baking tips and tricks. Baking can be a fun, rewarding experience for the beginner and the expert.
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.
Softening Granulated SugarWhen sugar gets hard, there are ways to make it useful. This page is about softening granulated sugar.
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.
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.
Macaroni and Cheese is Too Dry?This is a page about macaroni and cheese it too dry. Many cooks like their homemade mac and cheese creamy. However, sometimes it comes out too dry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uses for Stale Donuts and PastriesThis page contains uses for stale donuts and pastries. There are delicious recipes that can make good use of those past their prime sweet doughs.
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.
Thinning Canned Frosting?Canned frosting is convenient, but it may be too thick for the decorating application you desire. Thinning it is an option. This is a page about thinning canned frosting.
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?".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can You Use Sugar Contaminated By Ants?Having ants get into your food is very frustrating. If they have gotten into the sugar, you may wonder about the safety of using it once the ants are removed. This is a page about "can you use sugar contaminated by ants?".
Using Frozen Cabbage?This page is about using frozen cabbage. When frozen, the texture of all vegetables changes whether blanched or not.
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.
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 Grilled Chicken Warm After Cooking?Covering grilled chicken can result in the skin losing its crispiness. Here are some tips to try that may help you keep it warm without losing its grilled qualities. This is a page about keeping grilled chicken warm after cooking.
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.
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?
Using Coffee Grounds More Than OnceIf you want to make more than one pot of coffee from you ground coffee, it is best to do it within the same day or the grounds can get moldy very quickly. This is a page about using coffee grounds more than once.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Party Foods That Do Not Require Refrigeration?I would like some help for suggestions on "traveling food". To explain I have three family functions coming up, a 30th birthday party, and then a Xmas Eve celebration, then one on Xmas day. These are at different households.
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.
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.
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 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 a 30 Cup Coffee Pot?How many cups of coffee should I use in a 30 cup coffee pot?
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?
Marie Callender's Frozen Pie Crusts Instructions?Could someone give me the directions for baking a Marie Callender's frozen pie crust?
How to Refresh Stale Chips and CrackersA short time in the microwave can help make stale chips taste better. This is a page about how to refresh stale chips and crackers.
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.
Spaghetti Sauce With Too Much Basil?This page is about spaghetti sauce with too much basil. If you don't like too much of one herb in your sauce, you may want to change the flavor.
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.
Homemade Powdered Coffee CreamerInstead of buying powdered creamer for your coffee, make it at home! This is a page about homemade powdered coffee creamer.
Flavoring Water Without Adding CaloriesUse sugar free flavorings or fresh fruit to flavor your water without adding calories. This is a page about flavoring water without adding calories.
Buying Dinner Rolls in Bulk?My daughter's wedding reception is May 16, 2009. Where can I find dinner rolls, enough to feed 200-250 people for the reception?
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.
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.
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.
Disposing of Cooking Oil and GreaseProperly discarding used cooking oil and grease will save your plumbing. There are a variety of ways to effectively discard these cooking products after usage. This is a page about disposing of cooking oil and grease.
Using an Electric Ice Cream Maker?Make delicious ice cream with an easy to use electric ice cream maker. That way you can enjoy this frozen treat faster than with a hand crank ice cream maker. This is a page about using an electric ice cream maker.
Removing the Scorched Taste from Burnt Cheese Soup?Soups 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Easy Way to Shuck CornThis quick and easy tip will make shucking corn so much easier.
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.
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.
Make Ramen in a BowlHere is a great tip for making ramen easier and with less mess.
Mess-Free Kabob AssemblyThis is a great tip to use when you are putting together Kebabs.
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.
Use Cute Stickers To Mark Electrical PlugsI have some cute little stickers and use them to mark 'up' on electrical plugs, so I can quickly plug in my small appliances and other things. This tip is especially useful when an outlet is difficult to see when it's behind something else.
Low Calorie DessertMix sugar-free Cool Whip with a mandarin orange. It tastes just like a creamsicle.
Apple Moist Cornbread MuffinsAt Walmart, while looking for a pastry blender (didn't find one), I saw a cheap ($1.89) 6 cup cupcake tin. I got one. And later, while using it, I made a nice discovery.
Crockpot Baked PotatoesIn the past, I seldom baked potatoes because it takes so long to bake them in the oven, however, I do love them. Today, I tried baking some in the crockpot and they were scrumptious.
Hot Dog Bun French ToastAs I was cleaning out my freezer, I found one hot dog bun in the back. I usually make bread crumbs with it. Someone on one of my Facebook groups suggested making French toast with it. It was a great use of it.
Pancake Without Leavening AgentLeavening agents are one of the most important ingredient in baking. Baking powder and baking soda are both leavening agents used to make your cake rise. Being a homebaker, I have discovered a simple technique to make cakes fluffy and well risen.
Frozen Raw Cabbage?It was cold last night so I used my porch for a makeshift cooler. The cabbage I purchased yesterday is now frozen. Can I use the frozen cabbage in soup?
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?
Cooking Noodles?Do you dry the noodles afterwards?
Potato Gratin Question?When cooking potato gratin, usually we use mixture of milk and cream. But I never know what does milk and cream do here? So I just want to ask what is milk and cream function here? Thanks.
Out of Date Ezy Sauce?Would an unopened 2016 bottle of ezy sauce be ok to use?
Substituting Condensed Milk for Milk and Sugar In a Recipe?I am not promoting any particular product. This question has been asked previously with only one answer that seems appropriate. Please read the question twice before leaping on the keyboard. Can condensed milk be substituted for milk and sugar in a recipe? (i.e. as part of the 4 cups whole and 1 1/2 cup sugar in tapioca pudding.)