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Seafood Dip

Freezing Seafood Dips and Spreads?This is a page about freezing seafood dips and spreads. Freezing dips and spreads can be a bit tricky, as some ingredients don't always retain their texture when thawed.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Preventing Mold On Berries, Moldy Strawberry

Preventing Mold On Fresh BerriesThis is a page about preventing mold on fresh berries. It is so disappointing to buy fresh berries only to have them mold before you can use them all.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Cream Cheese Sweetheart Cake - Finished Cake

Cream Cheese Sweetheart Cake RecipeA sweetheart cake is more like a brownie or cookie in texture. This particular recipe includes the addition of a delicious cream cheese based glaze. This page contains a cream cheese sweetheart cake recipe.

 

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Keeping Cinnamon Buns Moist After Baking?Why when I take canned cinnamon buns out of the oven they taste great, but in a short while the bun becomes dry and hard? What can I do to keep them moist?

 

Cucumbers on ice.

Freezing CucumbersThis is a page about freezing cucumbers. If you have extra cucumbers this season, you don't need to let them go to waste. You can freeze them and use them later.

 

A coffee filter full of used coffee grounds.

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.

 

Lamb Chops on Plate

Recipes for Lamb ChopsThis page contains recipes for lamb chops. If you have shied away from trying lamb, you are missing a delicious alternative to beef and other red meats.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

Cake Box Mix Pound Cake

Boxed Cake Mix Pound Cake RecipesPound cake can be made very easily if you use a cake box mix to start with. This page contains cake box mix pound cake recipes.

 

Homemade strawberry ice cream.

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.

 

Recipes Using Canned Pork

Recipes Using Canned Pork?This is a page about recipes using canned pork. Finding a recipe to use for canned meat can sometimes be difficult.

 

Oil and Vinegar

Subway's Oil and Vinegar Recipe?Mix red wine vinegar and a blend of olive and other oils and you can recreate the sandwich dressing offered at Subway. This is a page about Subway's oil and vinegar recipe.

 

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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.

 

Two figs with one cut sitting on a leaf.

Freezing FigsThis is a page for freezing figs. If you are lucky enough to have a fig tree, you may be inundated with these delicious fruit. In addition to drying figs, they can also be frozen for use later in recipes.

 

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.

 

Softening Granulated Sugar

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

 

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.

 

square of jello on lettuce

Sunshine SaladThis is a refreshing congealed salad that is good anytime and especially during the summer months. I don't have the recipe except in my head. It was in a Home Demonstration Club cook book that was given to us as a wedding gift in 1960. I have worn that cook book out.

 

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Can I Freeze Corn in the Husk?Can corn be frozen in the husk?

 

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.

 

Runny Jam

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.

 

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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.

 

Liver and Onions

Liver and Onions Using a Slow CookerA nutritious, hearty meal that is well suited for crockpot cooking. Check out the tips for making your own liver and onions right in the slow cooker.

 

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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.

 

Powdered Milk

Powdered Milk Ice Cream Recipes?This page contains powdered milk ice cream recipes. Believe it or not you can make delicious ice cream at home starting with powdered milk.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Growing Cabbage, Selecting Good Broccoli, Freezing Cabbage

Freezing CabbageThis is a page about freezing cabbage. Cabbage can go bad quickly once it is past it's prime. Preserve it for use later by freezing your cabbage.

 

Frozen french fries.

Freezing PotatoesCooked potatoes work best for freezing. Fresh potatoes can be frozen but the texture is often altered. Potatoes are often frozen in the form of french fries, shredded potatoes and diced potatoes. This is a page about freezing potatoes.

 

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Keeping Bottled Water Cool in Car Trunk?How do you keep a case (12 pk-10ozs) of bottled water cool in the summer in your trunk? I like to keep bottled water in my car, but now that summer is approaching I was wondering how I was going to keep the water cold since the trunk is so hot in the summer time. Any ideas?

 

A chunk of stuck together ice cubes.

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.

 

Freezing Hot Dogs

Freezing Hot DogsThis is a page about freezing hot dogs. You can take advantage of sale prices on hot dogs by buying them in quantity and freezing them.

 

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.

 

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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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.

 

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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?

 

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Mini Slow Cooker Recipes?This page contains mini slow cooker recipes. If you have a small sized or mini slow cooker, you can use recipes designed for that capacity pot or adjust those written for a larger cooker.

 

granulated and cube sugar

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.

 

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Diabetic Strawberry Rhubarb PieThis is a page about diabetic strawberry rhubarb pie. Being diagnosed with diabetes doesn't mean you can't enjoy a slice of strawberry rhubarb pie.

 

Rice Krispy Treat Watermelon Slices

Making Rice Krispy Treat Watermelon...Give the ever popular rice cereal treats a summertime look. This is a page about Rice Krispy treat watermelon slices.

 

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Vacuum Sealing Fresh Onions?I have just purchased a food vacuum sealer and I have just tried to seal a heap of sliced fresh onions, but I can't get a good seal on the bag, because it keeps sucking juices from the onions. Does anyone know whether I am doing something wrong here?

 

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Buying Meat for 75 People?We will be hosting a cookout for 75 people. We will be serving Boston Butts and Chicken Breast Quarters. Please help me figure out how many Boston butt and chicken quarters I need to purchase.

 

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.

 

Canned Corned Beef

Recipes Using Canned Corned BeefThis page contains recipes using canned corned beef. When making corned beef and cabbage, corned beef hash, or a ruben sandwich, it may be as easy as opening a can.

 

Row of Tacos

Making Tacos for 100 People?When preparing food for a large crowd you first have to determine the typical serving size. Then you can calculate the ingredients needed. This is a page about making tacos for 100 people.

 

Spaghetti Supper

Spaghetti Supper for 300 to 400 People?Determine the size of your servings and multiply by the number of people, to figure out how much food you will need to make. This is a page about spaghetti supper for 300 to 400 people.

 

Yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

Homemade Yellow Cake RecipesThis page contains homemade yellow cake recipes. Many people like yellow cake. You don't have to buy it in a box, you can easily make yellow cake from scratch.

 

Bottle For Inverting Bundt PanI just insert the neck of the bottle into the hole in the center of the pan, and invert it onto the stove or counter and leave it for about an hour to cool. Then carefully loosen the cake at the top edges and remove it to a serving plate.

 

bread loaf in a bread machine pan

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.

 

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How Much Cabbage Do I Need to Make Cole Slaw for 150 - 200 People?How many heads of cabbage does it take to make cole slaw for 150 to 200 people?

 

Green Tomatoes

Freezing Green TomatoesAt the end of the season don't waste those unripe tomatoes. Freeze them for future use. This is a page about freezing green tomatoes.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Deep Fried Onion Rings

Best Batter Recipe for Deep FryingFinding the right batter for deep frying is often as important as using the proper heat setting. This is a page about best batter for deep frying.

 

Peanut butter fudge made with cake frosting and peanut butter.

Cake Frosting Fudge RecipesThis page contains cake frosting fudge recipes. A quick and easy way to make fudge begins with a tub of cake frosting.

 

Several different types of cut melons.

Freezing Melons (Cantaloupe, Crenshaw,...This is a page about freezing melons, such as cantaloupe, crenshaw, honeydew, and watermelon. Melons all become ripe at once and preserving them is the best way to get that summertime flavor in the cold winter months.

 

Sandwich toaster with toasted sandwich

Recipes for a Sandwich MakerThis useful kitchen appliance is known by many names including the sandwich toaster or pie iron. No matter what you call it, the sandwich maker is more versatile than you may know. This is a page about recipes for a sandwich maker.

 

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.

 

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?".

 

Homemade Potato Salad

How Long Will Homemade Potato Salad Keep in the Refrigerator?If stored in a fridge with a consistently cold temperature and kept well covered, many people find that homemade potato salad can last from 5 - 10 days. This is a page about, "How long will homemade potato salad keep in the refrigerator?".

 

Making Jelly from Fruit Juice

Making Jelly from Fruit JuiceThis is a page about making jelly from fruit juice. A quick way to make jelly even if you don't have a lot of seasonal fruit is to use fruit juice.

 

Cake Mix in Bowl With Wisk

Improving Boxed Cake MixesThis is a page about improving boxed cake mixes. Bake an almost from scratch dessert by starting with a boxed cake mix and adding your own flavors and extra ingredients.

 

Rotisserie style chicken being made on a home BBQ

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.

 

Freezing Tortillas

Freezing TortillasThis is a page about freezing tortillas. Sometimes you can get a good price on a large bag of tortillas, more than you can eat right away; freeze some for later.

 

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.

 

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Removing Air from Ziplock BagsWe will never buy the vacuum seal machine and expensive bags because we vacuum seal the easy and frugal way. Place contents in a ziploc bag and immerse in a sink full of water, keeping opened end of bag just above the water line.

 

Gluten Free Peach Cobbler Recipes

Gluten Free Peach Cobbler RecipesThis page contains gluten free peach cobbler recipes. Just because you have to avoid gluten in your diet does not mean you can't enjoy some delicious peach cobbler.

 

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.

 

Slim Fast Bottle

Homemade Slim Fast RecipesSlim Fast is a popular and simple way to lose or maintain your weight. Save money by making these tasty nutritious shakes at home. This page contains homemade slim fast recipes.

 

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.

 

Toaster Oven Baked Salmon covered with green onions

Toaster Oven Baked SalmonAdding salmon to your diet is a great way to get Omega-3 fatty acids. Making this toaster oven baked salmon is fast and easy.

 

Canning in the Oven

Canning in the Oven?This is a page about canning in the oven. There has been a lot of discussion about this alternative canning method.

 

Ensure Substitute

Homemade Ensure Substitute Recipes?This page is about homemade Ensure substitute recipes. When making a nutritional shake, you want to make sure it contains the essential nutrients.

 

Fat Free Cream Cheese

Substituting Fat Free Cream Cheese When Baking?This is a page abut substituting fat free cream cheese when baking. You can reduce the fat and caloric content of your favorite recipes that call for cream cheese by substituting the fat free version.

 

A cup of fresh blueberries, ready to be made into pie.

Diabetic Blueberry PieThis is a page about diabetic blueberry pie. Fruit pies suitable for someone on a diabetic diet are easy to make and equally as delicious as those made with added sugar.

 

Bread Machine

Recipes Using All Purpose Flour in Bread Machine?You can successfully substitute all purpose flour for bread flour in you bread machine. This is a page about recipes using all purpose flour in bread machine.

 

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.

 

Kabobs for a Large Group

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.

 

Raspberry Preserves

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.

 

Stick of Butter

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.

 

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.

 

Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler RecipesThis page contains blueberry cobbler recipes. Blueberry cobbler is a delicious, easy to make dessert, using fresh, frozen, or canned berries.

 

Making Cherry Cobbler Using Dried Cherries

Making Cherry Cobbler Using Dried Cherries?You don't have to have fresh cherries to make a delicious cobbler. This is a page about making cherry cobbler using dried cherries.

 

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.

 

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.

 

McCormick's Copycat Spices

McCormick's Copycat Recipes?This is a page about McCormick's copycat recipes. McCormick's makes a variety of popular spice and food mixes. If you have run out of your favorite spice mix, you might be able to recreate it from spices you have on hand.

 

Top view of a aluminum can containing spinach

Recipes Using Canned SpinachAlthough the texture of canned spinach differs greatly from fresh, there are still many uses for it in recipes. This page contains recipes using canned spinach.

 

salt shaker

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.

 

Corn cooked in the microwave.

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.

 

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Recipes for Ramen Noodles Without Using the Seasoning Packets?I have high blood pressure, so I can't have lots of salt. I like ramen noodles plus they're cheap, but I can't have all that sodium. Is there any way to make ramen noodles taste great with out using the salty seasoning? Thanks.

 

Various cheeses on a table.

How to Freeze CheeseWhether you bought cheese in bulk or have some left over, freezing it will keep it from molding and allow you to use it later. This is a page about freezing cheese.

 

Sauerkraut in a white bowl.

Coleslaw Sauerkraut RecipeThis recipe uses store-bought coleslaw, that is then fermented into sauerkraut. If you have never made your own sauerkraut, give this easy recipe a try.

 

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.

 

Frozen Brussels Sprouts

Freezing Brussels SproutsThis is a page bout freezing Brussels sprouts. Freezing Brussels sprouts is a great way to preserve their freshness.

 

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Recipes for an Electric Ice Cream Maker?I have an electric ice cream maker and I'm looking for a delicious vanilla ice cream recipe that you've already tried. I made one and it was so sickeningly sweet that I couldn't finish it!

 

A pot of soup in a slow cooker.

Recipe Ideas for Ulcerative Colitis?If you or a loved one has Ulcerative Colitis, your diet will most likely be very restricted. This page contains recipe ideas for ulcerative colitis.

 

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Make Cake Pops From Leftover Cake

Make Cake Pops From Leftover CakeI got this great idea after my kid's birthday party when I noticed all the half-eaten cake left on all the kids' plates. I thought to myself, "What a waste!" So I came up with this tip, you can make cake pops from those leftovers! I know what you are thinking right now, I am a genius, right? Why have I never thought of this before? This way you can make some little cake pops and your kids will be so excited.

 

A plate of coq a vin with fried potatoes.

Coq au Vin (Rooster in Red Wine)Coq au vin is a real star of traditional French recipes, known internationally as one of the best examples of French gastronomy. This dish combines two symbols of France - rooster and wine!

 

A cooked placinte on a plate.

Moldovan Placinte with Three FillingsI want to share with you a recipe for a dish that I think many of you will hear for the first time, perhaps as well as about the homeland of this recipe. Placinte (in singular Placinta) is the traditional dish of Moldova (officially the Republic of Moldova). The word placinta comes from Latin placenta, which means "cake", from the Greek plakount - "flat cake". Placinte are really very tasty, especially when they are still warm.

 

A bowl of Instant Pot Lemongrass Chicken (Ga Kho Sa)

Instant Pot Lemongrass Chicken (Ga Kho Sa)This is one of my family's favorite recipes. The meat comes out tender and fragrant. As a note, I use heaping tablespoon measurements for the garlic, shallots and lemongrass. My husband loves chicken with bones and my kids like boneless so I do half and half for this recipe. If you don't add bones, I would add a tablespoon of Better Than Bouillon chicken broth.

 

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)The addition of the egg and lemon makes a basic chicken soup into the ultimate comfort food. The finished dish is tangy and savory, with flavors reminiscent of egg drop soup. Best of all, it is easy to put together for a quick weeknight dinner.

 

The broth after several hours of cooking.

Beef Bone BrothMy friend won the meat from an entire cow at a school raffle. She gave me about 6 pounds of beef bones to make broth and had another 4 pounds for herself. I made this recipe with her and then made it again at home. This nutritious broth can be used to make all sorts of soups: French onion, beef barley or even pho.

 

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Butterscotch PuddingCreamy butterscotch pudding is easy to make at home with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

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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.

 

A glass pie plate filled with cinnamon rolls.

Awesome Cinnamon RollsMake these delicious cinnamon rolls for a weekend breakfast or brunch. They are so easy and your family is sure to love them. Learn how to make Awesome Cinnamon Rolls in this short video.

 

A serving of peach crumble topped with ice cream.

Peach CrumblePeach crumble is a classic summertime dessert, especially if you are lucky enough to have ripe fresh peaches. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

A fluffy Japanese style pancake in a snowflake shape with syrup.

Japanese Style Puff PancakesThese fluffy pancakes are a delicious alternative to traditional pancakes. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

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Goldfish Shaped Mini PizzasThese cute little pizzas are perfect for a child's birthday or get together. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

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Placing a skewer in a lemon.

Cut Lemons No Longer a ProblemI use a lot of cut lemons but hate having a cut lemon half hanging around in my refrigerator until I use it again. Recently discovered that I can roll it gently (to release the juices) then pierce the lemon with a skewer. I just squeeze out the juice for a particular recipe I need, leaving the skewer in place when returning it to the refrigerator until the next time!

 

An avocado cut in half.

How To Tell When an Avocado Is Ripe?For years I thought if the sides were soft, the avocado was ripe. My husband heard on TV to touch the tip and if the tip is soft, the avocado is ripe. I had an avocado that was hard, but the tip was soft, and took a chance. The avocado was perfect.

 

Oxtail Vegetable Soup in bowl

Oxtail Vegetable SoupThis is a nice hearty soup especially for cold nights! Can be served over a side of rice or French bread. Requires little prep time and cooks easily in an instant pot.

 

The finished banana cookies.

Flourless Banana Cookies (GF)I keep bananas on hand and sometimes they get too ripe for us to enjoy. I don't throw them out. I either freeze them to use later or make these delicious cookies that are gluten free. They make a great snack especially when you are craving sweets or chocolate.

 

A bowl of soup topped with shrimp.

Shrimp Soup RecipesShrimp is a favorite ingredient all across the globe for soups. You can use the shells to make a rich stock or add the succulent peeled shrimp as a topper to nearly any recipe.

 

Lemongrass stalks on a white background.

Recipes Using LemongrassLemongrass is a popular ingredient in many Asian inspired dishes. It adds a lemony flavor to stir fries, soups, drinks and even desserts.

 

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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.

 

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Finding a Book About Cooking Steak?I want to buy a book to help me improve my knowledge about how to cook steak. I do some research online and there is so many books out there. So I just want to ask can you guys give me some recommend that what book should I buy? Thanks a lot.

 

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Recipe For Cherry Pudding?Does anyone have an easy old fashioned recipe for cherry pudding? I lost mine from old family recipe. It was quick and easy one step recipe.

 

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Fruit Fresh Expiration?I have a bottle of Fruit Fresh, still sealed, with a use by date of March 2021. Is it still safe to use for freezing peaches?

 

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What Size Loaf Pan to Use?What size loaf does this recipe make? My breadmaker can make 1, 1 1/2 and 2 lb loaves. Also, that's a LOT of sugar - I'm diabetic, so can I use an alternative?

 

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McCormick Top Chop Seasoning?Does anyone have a copycat recipe for McCormick top chop seasoning?

 

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