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Ingredients for making oat milk.

Creamy Oat Milk
This is so easy that even I can make it. A quick question: can I use steel cut or instant oats instead of rolled oats? Thanks.

 

The baked pan of French Onion Chicken.

French Onion Chicken
Looks simple and delicious. Can't wait to try it this week. I have two question though. 1) What makes this recipe French, as opposed to just Onion? 2) Where is the microwave safe container used? As for the butter, is it necessary to melt it first? Can you just...

 

A strawberry chiffon pie.

Strawberry Chiffon Pie
Looks delicious and refreshing. My only issue is that no one here is willing to eat raw eggs we'll have to look for some kind of substitute. Someone suggested Miracle Whip, Caesar salad dressing or pureed pomegranate.

 

A finished orange meringue pie.

Orange Meringue Pie
Looks delicious and I'd love to make one this weekend. You mentioned a vegan version but I don't see it. If love try that as well since eggs are illegal on Tuesdays and Fridays when people are hiding or sick. Fresh oranges are also sometimes banned, so I may...

 

A pieces of marshmallow cheesecake on a plate.

Two Tone Marshmallow Cheesecake
Looks so good that I'll try to make one this weekend, even though I hate marshmallows. One problem with the recipe though. You forgot to include cream cheese in the ingredients list.

 

sauce on spaghetti

Fast and Easy Garden Tomato Sauce
Looks delicious but unless you grow your own tomatoes this is WAY more expensive than the quality name brands, and more expensive than even premium artisan brands. Tomatoes are about $1.69/lb here while some quality bottled sauce is always on sale for $1.69...

 

sauce on spaghetti

Fast and Easy Garden Tomato Sauce
Also, I rarely puree the tomatoes, and if I do, i only puree half of them. That's because we like our sauce chunky. Pureeing also makes the sauce less thick. We prefer not to use thickeners so we mash the tomatoes instead of pureeing. That, along with a reduction...

 

Air Fryer Glazed Meat Loaf on plate

Air Fryer Glazed Meat Loaf
I've always used oatmeal instead of bread crumbs to increase fiber and nutritional value. The larger grains result in a coarser texture, but you can always grind the oatmeal in a food processor to make it more like bread crumbs.

 

Butter Chicken in bowl

Instant Pot Butter Chicken
This delicious but the ingredient list looks incomplete. I don't see "BUTTER" or margarine anywhere, which would obviously needed in butter chicken. How much butter do I put in? Thanks.

 

Crispy Garlic Shrimp on cabbage

Low-Carb Crispy Garlic Shrimp
Or just use ground garlic flavored pork rind...? http://unofoodsinc.com/product-detail/sunasia-roasted-garlic-chicharon-ground-fried-pork-rinds/

 

finished Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs

Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs
These look delicious and easy so I can't wait to make them. But more importantly, you have beautiful nails, as evident in the 6th photo. :)

 

Beef Ribs on dinner plate

Instant Pot Beef Ribs
Great suggestion because I hate beer. I was going to use beef broth but apple cider vinegar sounds more interesting. I'm also tempted to use apple cider curry sometime. Unfortunately, I also hate Chinese five spice (even though I'm Chinese... I also hate ginger...

 

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Beef Ribs on dinner plate

Instant Pot Beef Ribs
Why do people so frequently call recipes, "Instant Pot," when they actually mean, "pressure cooker"? It's misleading to those new to the pressure cooking. I can't tell you how many people would refuse to buy another brand at half the price because they think...

 

Rice Cake with Chicken on plate

Saffron Rice Cake with Chicken (Tahchin Polo Ba Morgh)
This seems absolutely delicious and the presentation is unique. Can't wait to try it this weekend. I might even try some variants, for example, using raw chicken instead of cooked chicken. The chicken juices should make the rice extra flavorful, and the chicken...

 

Clearing a Clogged Sink Drain

Clearing a Clogged Sink Drain
If it's a hair clog, the salt/baking soda/vinegar solution won't do much since none of those ingredients dissolve proteins, which is the main constituent of hair. Drano excels at doing that. You can demonstrate this by simply making this solution and then putting...

 

Clearing a Clogged Sink Drain

Clearing a Clogged Sink Drain
They sell porcelain and sink restoration kits in hardware stores and Amazon. Many whiten as well as fill in cracks. You might also try hydrogen peroxide, the same stuff they use to whiten teeth. Do a spot check first to make sure wherever chemical you use won...

 

Clearing a Clogged Sink Drain

Clearing a Clogged Sink Drain
"saved on buying drain clogger" ---- Why would spend money on buying drain clogger? Most people wouldn't want their drains clogged. But if you do want to clog your drains, you can do it free. Just dump some hair or vegetable peels down your drain and then pour...

 

baked Japanese Jiggly Cheesecake

Japanese Jiggly Cheesecake
I love Japanese cheesecake. They're sold at my local Asian market as "Man Love cakes" because they're supposed to increase a man's stamina in bed. I always wondered what the ingredients are but nothing I see here would do that. But they sure taste good. Seeing...

 

Caramelized Onion Chicken on plate

Caramelized Onion Chicken
Donna, this calls for low heat so the onions will sweat and the chicken will release juices before the onion burns. In fact, I worry that it won't get hot enough for the onions to caramelize, which requires at least 230F. A wet environment prevents it from...

 

Caramelized Onion Chicken on plate

Caramelized Onion Chicken
Donna, I just re-read the recipe and don't think the onions will ever caramelize or burn if cooked at low heat. The addition of salt before cooking draws out water from the onions through osmosis. That's why cooks are told to salt after hamburgers are done...

 

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein on plate

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein
If you're vegan but still want "shrimp," try vegan konjac shrimp. Konjac is a flavorless yam that's been called a miracle food. The food made from it are gelatinous, fat and carb-free, and very low in calories. A whole bag of konjac pasta, for example, is about...

 

Zesty Lime Cheesecake Bars stacked on plate

Zesty Lime Cheesecake Bars
Do you mean the opposite? I'm confused as to why you would use more lime juice (¾ cups) when you use sour cream since the sour cream is already sour. Should it be ½ cup of lime juice when using sour cream while ¾ cup when using heavy cream? Thanks.

 

Strawberry Mango Sorbet in bowl

Strawberry Mango Sorbet
What is the salt for? Can it be omitted for those on a low sodium diet?

 

Japanese Style Watermelon Rind Pickles in bowl

Japanese Style Watermelon Rind Pickles
The Chinese also pickle watermelon rind but they use white vinegar and sugar for a sweet & sour pickle.

 

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Berry Infused Lemonade in cup

Berry Infused Lemonade
I've been doing this for years with dehydrated fruits. Because the fruits absorb the drink as they rehydrate, not only do the fruits flavor the drink, but the drink also flavors the fruits.

 

Milk Candy Balls (Yema) on plate

Milk Candy Balls (Yema)
Instead of sugar, I dust them with milk flavoring powder (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, malted, Ovaltine, Horlicks, etc) or even fruit drink mix (KoolAid, Yang, etc) to prevent sticking. I may try other sesame powder as well.

 

Japanese Style Fried Chicken (Karate) on plate

Japanese Style Fried Chicken (Karaage)
Absolutely delicious. Great as an appetizer with assorted dipping sauces. Once of my guests loved it with various salad dressings as dip. As such, I'm going to add these to salads instead of croutons. I think these will also be great in stirfrys. Just add right...

 

Vegan Pineapple Banana Cake on plate

Vegan Pineapple Banana Cake
Looks delicious and easy. And just as important, it's cheap and healthy (low in fat and sugar). One question: I can't find fresh pineapples so I'm going to use canned crushed pineapples. How many ounces is equal to half of a fresh pineapple? Thanks!

 

Vegan Pineapple Banana Cake on plate

Vegan Pineapple Banana Cake
A follow-up to the above question. Since my crushed pineapple is packed with juice, I'm wondering if i can replace the milk with the pineapple juice for extra pineapple flavor. Since the juice is sweet, maybe I can even lessen the sugar. If milk is really required...

 

Seafood Pasta on a Budget

Seafood Pasta on a Budget
If you like seafood, a better option is a bag of frozen mixed seafood. Here in New York, we can get 2 bags for $5. It's a medley of shrimp, calimari, octopus, mussels, clams and imitation crab. I saute the mixture in some butter and garlic (or garlic powder...

 

Creamy Fruta ready to serve

Creamy Fruta
Looks delicious. In the recipe, you state to put one "spoonful" of the milk-cream mixture over each cracker layer. What kind of spoon do you use? The photo shows a large creamy bottom layer but neither a teaspoonful nor tablespoonful I'd enough to saturate...

 

Creamy Fruta ready to serve

Creamy Fruta
Also, what cheese do you suggest? To me, cream cheese or cottage cheese seem most suitable for desserts but you can't shred those.

 

WWI Spice Cake

WWI Spice Cake
If you omit the spices, this sounds like a nice base cake for any flavoring you'd like to add, i.e. lemon juice for a lemon cake. The only substitution I'd make is margarine for shortening since margarine is more readily available (due to the trans-fat scare...

 

steamed shirt

Ice Cube in Dryer for Wrinkle-Free Clothes
Why not just hang your clothes in the bathroom and turn on hot water in the shower to generate steam? Not only does this save electricity, but since the clothes are hanging straight, no wrinkles will develop like what might result from tumbling in the dryer...

 

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Ice Cube in Dryer for Wrinkle-Free Clothes
Why not just hang your clothes in the bathroom and turn on hot water in the shower to generate steam? Not only does this save electricity, but since the clothes are hanging straight, no wrinkles will develop like what might result from tumbling in the dryer...

 

steamed shirt

Ice Cube in Dryer for Wrinkle-Free Clothes
I travel monthly for business and the steam shower method works wonders in hotel rooms. In fact, I learned it from my dry cleaner. It simulates what they do in the store except they spray steam at the fabric. I can even use it on delicate fabrics with no risk...

 

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Ice Cube in Dryer for Wrinkle-Free Clothes
@Tj103169 1) When staying in hotels, I steam my clothes while I shower. No waste of water. 2) For most people, water is a naturally renewable resource (through evaporation), electricity normally isn't. 3) Electricity is MUCH more expensive than water (and the...

 

steamed shirt

Ice Cube in Dryer for Wrinkle-Free Clothes
Three more, which are actually important for clothes: 7) Heat in the dryer can damage delicates. Steam in the shower cannot exceed 212F, and it's usually significantly less, making it safe for all fabrics. 8) Tumbling in the dryer rubs fabric against fabric...

 

steamed shirt

Ice Cube in Dryer for Wrinkle-Free Clothes
What I do like about the ice cube idea is that you can use lightly scented water to make the ice cube, which can then refresh or scent the clothes. It's great after a night in a smoky bar where your clothes smell like tobacco. Probably cheaper than Febreze...

 

Crunchy Chickpea Snacks

Crunchy Chickpea Snacks
You can certainly air bake them, especially in a convection oven, but oil and/or butter adds flavor.

 

Crunchy Chickpea Snacks

Crunchy Chickpea Snacks
Drizzling oil is uneven and inefficient. A better method is to put the chickpeas in a plastic bag along some oil and spices. Then seal the bag and shake to coat the chickpeas.

 

Homemade Tea and Coffee Lattes

Homemade Tea and Coffee Lattes
Tea bags, coffee, extracts, flavorings and creamers aren't "free of charge." Even cheaper is to go to a Chinatown and buy some instant milk tea mix or white coffee mix. All the ingredients are already in each packet. They're very popular in Asia and in Chinese...

 

Homemade Tea and Coffee Lattes

Homemade Tea and Coffee Lattes
Hand blenders aren't made for frothing. The blades chop and cut, not aerate. The easiest way to froth is to use a battery operated milk frother. The coil head is specifically designed to aerate and form bubbles. You can find them online for cheap.

 

Homemade Tea and Coffee Lattes

Homemade Tea and Coffee Lattes
Tea bags, coffee, extracts, flavorings and creamers aren't "free of charge." Even cheaper is to go to a Chinatown and buy some instant milk tea mix or white coffee mix. All the ingredients are already in each packet. They're very popular in Asia and in Chinese...

 

Homemade Tea and Coffee Lattes

Homemade Tea and Coffee Lattes
Hand blenders aren't made for frothing. The blades chop and cut, not aerate. The easiest way to froth is to use a battery operated milk frother. The coil head is specifically designed to aerate and form bubbles. You can find them on eBay for about $1.54 with...

 

Homemade Tea and Coffee Lattes

Homemade Tea and Coffee Lattes
Hand blenders aren't made for frothing. The blades chop and cut, not aerate. The easiest way to froth is to use a battery operated milk frother. The coil head is specifically designed to aerate and form bubbles. You can find them on eBay for about $1.54 with...

 

Gluten Free Lemon Bars

Gluten Free Lemon Bars
I don't have lemons or powdered sugar so your post really helps me because I do have lemon juice. I also lack Bisquick but have all the ingredients necessary to make a substitute. Now the only thing I need is to figure out is how to substitute sugar with Splenda...

 

Gluten Free Lemon Bars

Gluten Free Lemon Bars
For those who don't have Bisquick, here is a substitute, according to Wikipedia. If you need to go gluten-free, use rice flour instead of regular flour. If you're lucky enough to have a Chinatown nearby, youcan find rice flour cheap since it's a common ingredient...

 

Homemade Cookie Butter

Homemade Cookie Butter
Never heard of this but can't wait to try it out! The fact that different cookies give different flavors should make it interesting. May even try fruit flavored cookies and salty crackers. And may substitute some of the oil with cream cheese or fruit jam. Should...

 

Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies
Would substituting Splenda for sugar (1/10th tsp of Splenda = 1 cup sugar) affect the texture negatively? For some pastries, sugar is necessary for because it caramelizes and can provide a crunch or firmness upon cooling. If texture is affected, I wonder what...

 

Make Rice with Half the Calories

Make Rice with Half the Calories
There are no issues with reheating rice. Asians do it all the time. In fact, it is recommended that you used refrigerated rice to make fried rice. And advanced rice cookers ofte have a reheat function.

 

Make Rice with Half the Calories

Make Rice with Half the Calories
There's no reason why you can't use a rice cooker as long as the cooker cooks rice like one would do on the stove. That means cheap old fashion cookers that take about 20-25 mins to cook the rice. They use a simple temperature sensor to know when the water...

 

Jewelry Swap

Jewelry Swap
We do something similar at work. We started with a cellphone swap. That was followed by a banana swap. Then last month, we had a wig swap. And in keeping with the spirit of the holidays, we're ending the year with an underwear swap. These swaps are great because...

 

Easily Remove Grease from Ground Beef

Easily Remove Grease from Ground Beef
What a waste of meat juices! We've always tilted the pan so that the juices drain to one side, as shown above, and then spoon it into a jar or bowl. Refrigerate over night and the fat rises to the top and hardens. Then simply scrape off the fat layer with a...

 

Easily Remove Grease from Ground Beef

Easily Remove Grease from Ground Beef
Using paper towels is not a good idea because the binder (aka glue) used to hold the paper fibers together was not meant to withstand heat. Keep in mind that the smoking point of lard is 370F, much higher the boiling point of water. To brown the meat, the pan...

 

Mango "Ice Cream"

Mango "Ice Cream"
If you want to make this even healthier, use bananas instead of cream or coconut milk. The bananas can be room temperature or frozen. Wait until they're overripe for maximum sweetness. Overripe bananas can usually be bought at a huge discount, i.e. I got 5...

 

finished wraps

Easy Apple Wraps
Love wonton wrappers because they're so versatile. I always have a pack in the freezer in case I have a snack attack. I've made fillings from all kinds of fruits (canned and fresh), cheeses, ground meats, veggies, cold cuts, etc. In fact, any leftover can be...

 

finished wraps

Easy Apple Wraps
CORRECTION: I meant ½ CUP beef + ½ CUP oatmeal, not ½ pound. It should be equal VOLUME, not equal weight.

 

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Easy Apple Wraps
For a low fat, lower calorie version, omit the oil. Spritz the pastries with non-stick cooking spray and bake or pan fry.

 

A plate of meatball clouds.

Meatball Clouds
Are the meatballs precooked or do you insert then raw? If raw, 30 mins doesn't seem to be enough for poultry, e.g. Turkey, and the juices would impede the pastry from browning.

 

baked dish

Sesame Garden Fish Bake
This is probably delicious but how is it even remotely Asian? Only the sesame seeds provide a hint of Asian cuisine. It doesn't even use sesame seed oil, soy sauce, scallions or ginger -- all staples of Asian cuisine, especially soy sauce. And none of those...

 

cobbler on a plate

Peach Cobbler
Unfortunately, peaches are expensive here in NYC but this looks so delicious and easy that I'll bite the bullet and make it tomorrow. One question though. The fruits in your photo looks like nectarines. They're not fuzzy and pale like the peaches I see here...

 

Easy Baked Rice Dish
I'm sure this tastes good but I'm not sure what the point of baking is. It looks like standard cooked rice. This could just as easily be made on a stovetop, using less energy, less time and less cleanup. If you want the rice dry with a crusty bottom, simply...

 

piece of cake

Lazy Cake
I'm willing to bet that most people would be more likely to have eggs (and flour) at home than a can of pumpkin puree or even a box of cake mix.

 

decorated jar of drops

Homemade Cough Drops
There is absolutely no reason to waste money on organic coconut oil since it has no nutritional advantage over non-organic coconut oil. Furthermore, a search of Medline shows no known benefit of coconut oil (vs any other kind of oil) for treating throat irritations...

 

Spring Lemon Loaf

Spring Lemon Loaf
There are several possible erroneous or unclear aspects in this recipe. In addition to the Lemon Juice correction offered by Sharon (thank you), there are these questions: - "1 cup fat free lemon yogurt" What is one cup? Yogurt comes in 6oz containers so do...

 

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
I'm not sure what the point of this is since the chicken is already cooked, and you're using canned chicken broth. So it's hardly homemade soup. You might as well just open up a can of Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup. In fact, that's what we did in college. Open...

 

Crockpot Chicken with Gravy

Crockpot Chicken with Gravy
Placing the chicken under the broiler after it's cooked can crisp the skin for a roasted chicken taste.

 

Crock Pot Yogurt - finished yogurt

Crock Pot Yogurt
It's much easier to just wrap a glass jar with a heating pad and leave it on low (or high if the room is cold). Much less monitoring. I'm also too lazy to heat the milk to kill off bacteria before adding the live culture. The live culture still thrives and...

 

pie with one slice removed

Veggie Pie from the Farm
To make it vegan, use vegetable oil-based spread instead of butter, and soy-based (tofu) mayo and cheese.

 

pie with one slice removed

Veggie Pie from the Farm
In Step 2, you write, "in the butter mixture." What is the "butter mixture"? Is it just plain butter, or was a step left out? Thanks.

 

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Veggie Pie from the Farm
In Step 6, you wrote, "Let it cook slightly...then enjoy!" Do you mean, "COOL slightly"? (b)Editor's Note:(/b) We have fixed the typo in the recipe.

 

pie with one slice removed

Veggie Pie from the Farm
Thanks, Donna for the quick reply. It sounds delicious and something even I can cook. Can't wait to try it this weekend. It also seems like a recipe with a lot of flexibility, i.e. I can substitute with whatever veggie is on sale, and maybe replace the mozzarella...

 

A plate with a green potato frittata and two sausages.

Green Potato Frittata
One of the major ingredients - leeks - is not on the Ingredients list. How much leek do we use?

 

A plate with a green potato frittata and two sausages.

Green Potato Frittata
I was wrong ... Leeks is listed. Please delete my first post (and this post). Thanks.

 

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Soy Sauce Substitute
Unfortunately, this tastes nothing like soy sauce. It lacks the umami-richness soy is famous for (umami is the 5th basic taste, along with salty, sweet, sour and bitter). A common substitute for soy sauce is Maggi seasoning, which is available in most supermarkets...

 

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What Can I Make With These Ingredients?
You can make black cherry Jello with whole cranberries, pineapple, and walnuts. :) Seriously, the wonderful thing about Jello is that you can add almost anything you want as filler or garnish. Do note, however, that enzymes in fresh pineapple will prevent the...

 

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Creamy Cantaloupe Pie
This sounds delicious and easy but I'm wondering if cantaloupe might have too subtle a flavor to really taste like a cantaloupe pie. A more flavorful melon like honeydew might be interesting.

 

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Creamy Cantaloupe Pie
This is basically a custard. I wonder if it would also work with less creamy fruits like peaches and kiwis. Perhaps the kiwis might be too watery for it to solidify so adding some gelatin might help. Can't wait to experiment. I'd also like to add some solid...

 

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Remedy for Diarrhea
First, see if you can determine what is causing the diarrhea and try to remove the source. For example, if you are lactose intolerant, stop eating the food with lactose, i.e. milk. And keep hydrated by drinking lots of water until the diarrhea subsides. Diarrhea...

 

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Use Salad Spinner to Dry a Sweater
It's very unlikely to produce enough G force to remove a significant amount of water. Hand spinning simply can't produce the centrifugal (centripetal) forces necessary to press the fabric outward to squeeze out the water. A salad spinner works for lettuce because...

 

Indian Butter Chicken

Indian Butter Chicken
Wow, looks amazing and decadent. I'm curious as to what type of butter you use. Is it an imported organic Indian butter made with some exotic animal milk? I ask because you wrote that its cost is $75. Is it easily available? If not, where do I buy it? Would...

 

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Fabric Softener from Conditioner and Vinegar
This site is THRIFTYFun. While this recipe may be fun, especially for the kids, it's not as thrifty as simply buying inexpensive fabric softener. And the real fabric softener won't have extra ingredients like oils meant for hair, not fabrics. For example, you...

 

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Pie Crust Style Peach Cobbler?
There are plenty of crusty peach cobbler recipes on the web. You just need to add the word "crust" to your search: Google "peach cobbler crust" For example, here's a 3 crust recipe from Betty Crocker: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/triple-crust-peach-cobbler...

 

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Stuffed Fried Wonton Appetizers
Generally speaking, Fried Wantons should have some type of vegetable for texture as well as taste and visual appeal. The most common ones are bamboo, scallions, onions, peas or cabbage (or bokchoy) but almost any veggie would do. It's a great way to sneak in...

 

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Stuffed Fried Wonton Appetizers
You might also try teriyaki, sweet and sour, barbecue sauce or duck sauce if you like your dipping sauce somewhat sweet. I like Ponzu Sauce, a traditional dipping sauce used by the Japanese and Chinese for appetizers like dim sum. It's basically soy sauce with...

 

Egg Salad Sandwiches

Laurel's Egg Salad Sandwiches
I agree with BriannaN from another of your recipes: Please keep the photos to a minimum, and only to what is necessary. For example, showing the ingredient packaging is useless since what's available in our local supermarkets will look different. Having so...

 

Egg Salad Sandwiches

Laurel's Egg Salad Sandwiches
I agree with BriannaN from another of your recipes: Please keep the photos to a minimum, and only to what is necessary. For example, showing the ingredient packaging is useless since what's available in our local supermarkets will look different. Having so...

 

finished soup with chips

Crockpot Red Beans and Rice Soup
I agree with BriannaN, please keep the photos to a minimum, and only to what is necessary. For example, showing the ingredient packaging is useless since what's available in our local supermarkets will look different. Having so many photos not only WASTE A...

 

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Bacon Yum Yums
Sounds delicious, sinfully delicious. My biggest concern is how much fat and cholesterol this has. All the fat from the bacon and mayo (which is mostly egg yolk and oil) will melt when broiled and get soaked directly into the bread like a sponge. I definitely...

 

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Salmon Bake
Sounds delicious and it's definitely easy. I might add in other veggies too for variety. I do have 2 questions, however. 1) Step 1 states: "Blend in flour and seasonings." "Seasonings" is plural yet the only seasoning listed is salt. Did you forget to list...

 

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Hearty Vegetable Soup
This recipe appears to be very incomplete. It starts off with "To drippings, add tomatoes, bouillon..." There is nothing about sauteeing the beef (where the drippings are from?), making meatballs, etc. Also, it simply states "Simmer until veggies are tender...

 

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Slow Cooker Pork Chops
Sounds delicious but I have a question. You wrote, "...then dump the can of mushroom soup on top of the pork. Then add your potatoes and cauliflower into a separate spot in cooker." What do you mean by "a separate spot in the cooker"? Since the mushroom soup...

 

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Salmon Croquettes
Hi, Are there missing ingredients? I've never seen a croquette recipe without some kind of filler, usually bread crumbs (often 1/2 cup). Without any filler, this recipe sounds like just balls of canned salmon with a bit of onions and some flavorings. I ask...

 

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Salmon Croquettes
Hi, Are there missing ingredients? I've never seen a croquette recipe without some kind of filler, usually bread crumbs (often 1/2 cup). Without any filler, this recipe sounds like just balls of canned salmon with a bit of onions and some flavorings. I ask...

 

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Salmon Croquettes
Also, aren't most croquettes in a roll shape? Why isn't this a Salmon patty, Salmon burger or Salmon cake? Just curious.

 

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Easiest Homemade Greek Yogurt
Don't waste the whey! It's full of vitamins, protein and minerals. And a Swedish study showed that it can help regulate insulin production and sugar spikes, so it's particularly good for diabetics. They whey can be used as a tangy cooking liquid, or made into...

 

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Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing
1 cup of Splenda? That's equal to 1 cup of sugar in sweetness, which means about half of the ingredients by volume is devoted to sweetness. Don't forget that the catsup is already full of sugar (corn syrup) and very sweet. If the Splenda is not an error, wouldn...

 

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Banana Peel For Plantar Warts
At first, I thought the title was "Banana Peel For Plantain Warts"! hehe In other words, I thought that you were transplanting a banana skin onto a plantain whose skin was bruised. No kidding. On a more serious note, my only concern is that having a moist and...

 

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Cheese and Tomato Pie
This seems like what we would call a tart or quiche in the US, and it sounds delicious. Unfortunately, Leicester cheese is not readily available in American markets. Do you know of cheese we can use? Obviously, you're not familiar our cheeses or markets, so...

 

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Cheese and Tomato Pie
According to the web, Leicester cheese is pretty much the same as American cheddar cheese.

 

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Coffee Filter Over Drainage Hole
The problem with paper is that it gets moldy when wet. So unless you remove the filter, it may eventually be hazardous to the plants. I prefer an old pair of nylon stockings. Or if you still want to use a coffee filter, use it on the outside, securing it with...

 

Lilacs in the Bathtub

Surprise Guests With Flowers in the Bathroom
My guests are even more surprised with flour in the bathroom.

 

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Banana Peels for Removing Warts
This is an interesting remedy and I'll certainly try it. My only concern is that having a moist and sugary banana skin, no matter how small, in your shoe would encourage the growth of fungus and bacteria. This is of special concern for diabetics with small...

 

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Cream Puffs (1920)
Sounds absolutely delicious and so easy that even I can't mess it up. I hope to make some for Christmas, with fillings in holiday colors: Green (lime or mint), Red (strawberry) and White (vanilla). One question though. In the recipe for Basic Cream Filling...

 

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Getting Kids to Keep Their Rooms Clean
Cute. I hope your wife used latex gloves changing those sheets since they were no doubt very soiled, given your son's choice of reading material. :) My parents wisely gave us kids $1,000 a month to keep our rooms clean, so our rooms remained spotless. We all...

 

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Meals Ideas from a Roasted Chicken
Great ideas. All that typing you did definitely deserves a Thumbs Up from me so I hope you win. Roast chicken also makes great dog and alligator food. Just make sure there's no chocolate in the recipe because chocolate is toxic to dogs. I'd also make sure there...

 

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Allergy Friendly Punch Recipe?
Simply take any punch recipe and improvise by taking out the offending ingredient. The most difficult thing to take out is a citrus component since the sourness makes it taste fruity. The removal of alcohol, red coloring and milk is easy. You must ask what...

 

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Allergy Friendly Punch Recipe?
Again, keep in mind that if they're allergic to citric acid, your options are very limited. Most sodas, i.e. Sprint, have citric acid. As do many, if not most, fruits. I see varying answers about grapes. Melons seem to be safe, including the very watery watermelon...

 

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Uses for Runny Jam
I often buy plain yogurt or make my own yogurt, and then stir in jam. It's much cheaper than buying flavored yogurts. Runny jam is basically flavored syrup so it's also great to use with milk or even ice water. Just use a blender or hand blender to break up...

 

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Recipes for Ramen Noodles Without Using the Seasoning Packets?
I love ramen but it's pretty unhealthy. Unlike pasta, which is basically water and flour, ramen has lots of additives, including unhealthy saturated oils as binders. Until recently, most also had transfats (hydrogenated oils). It's all needed to make ramen...

 

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Cooking a Large Amount of Rice?
The best way for a home environment is to cook it in batches with a rice cooker. 15-20kg will take you all day though. If you have a large enough container, cooking 15 kg of rice should be no different than cooking 5 cups of rice. It's all about boiling the...

 

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Cooking a Large Amount of Rice?
@Lilac wrote: "I cook four cups uncooked rice to eight cups water in my big pot." Unfortunately, s/he needs 15-20 kg of rice, which translates to 33-44 lbs. Cooking 4 cups of rice each batch will take forever! :)

 

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Fruit and Yogurt Ice Cream Treat
I'm sure that this is delicious but how is this any different than just Breyers yogurt (or any yogurt) with fruit on bottom? Chopped frozen fruit with additional sugar is basically fruit preserves or jam, which is what most non-Swiss style fruit yogurts use...

 

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Fruit and Yogurt Ice Cream Treat
Update to my previous comment: The major advantage to this recipe over simply buying fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt like Breyers is the ability to adjust the sweetness. You can even use artificial sweeteners, or substitutes like Agave syrup or stevia. But for most...

 

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Fruit and Yogurt Ice Cream Treat
@deeli, Well, I just tried your recipe and I must admit that it's better than Breyers! So I stand corrected. I'll use Breyers when I'm lazy but doing this from scratch gives me more control over the type of sweetener and how much, and control the chunkiness...

 

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Stretch Fruit Juice
I've been mixing fruit juice with green tea for years. Green tea is preferable to other teas because it's mostly flavor-neutral and color-neutral. And unlike most herbal teas, which aren't true teas, green tea has proven health benefits. http://www.drweil.com...

 

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Birthday Gift Ideas for Boyfriend
Here are some ideas... Homemade gift certificates are always nice, i.e. for a massage, a homemade dinner, dessert, movie night (or video night), cleaning his room, etc. Give him a booklet of 10 or even 12 (one a month). Make him a video and upload it to YouTube...

 

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Birthday Gift Ideas for Boyfriend
If you want to make soap, Google for recipes. The absolute easiest way to make soap is to simply take some normal soap pieces (chop up a bar into little pieces) and boil them in a little water until melted (and use a blender to speed things up). Add color and...

 

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Birthday Gift Ideas for Boyfriend
I'm told that the leg warmers that were so popular in the 1980's is making a comeback, especially among young males influenced by sports and urban music.

 

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Getting Rid of Fruit Flies
If they're fruit flies, getting rid of the smell of ripe or rotting food should stop their interest in your property. It'll also get rid of their source of food, so the existing flies will eventually die out. Once I got rid of a box of over-ripe oranges, the...

 

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Stopping An Eye Twitch
Be careful. While myokymia (aka eye twitching) is usually benign and can be caused by common things like fatigue, stress, voodoo, dry eyes and sleeplessness, they can also be indicative of neurological conditions like blepharospasm. It's best to see a doctor...

 

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Stopping An Eye Twitch
@ Laniegirl You might want to simply carry some eye drops with you. It's a lot more convenient that using a wet wash cloth in public. If your myokymia is caused by dry eyes, fatigue or allergies, the eye drops should work. And there's less of a risk of infection...

 

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Homemade Body Butter
While this recipe will work, it'll also end up being a lot more expensive than body butter that you can buy. This is especially true because most people don't already have cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter, Jojoba oil and beeswax at home. And since you...

 

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