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Tips for Cooking with Eggs

With Easter just around the corner, my thoughts, of course, turned to the Easter Bunny, and eggs! Below are a few egg-cooking tips I’ve learned through the years. I’ve also included a link for my favorite Baked Egg recipe, which … Continue reading

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Tip for Perfect Butter

Run a cheese plane or a vegetable peeler across cold butter for thin, quick-melting ribbons of butter; perfect for toast or bagel when the butter is too hard to spread.

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Tips for Using Danish Butter Cookies

Too many Danish Butter Cookies? Freeze them to use later as cookie crumb topping, crusts, coatings, etc.  You can also dip them in melted white chocolate and top with sprinkles as shown above.

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Softening Brown Sugar

Got hard-as-a-brick brown sugar? Put (only) the peel from half a lemon in a covered container with hard sugar and let sit overnight–the sugar will absorb the moisture from the lemon, leaving the sugar soft.

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Keep Hand Mixer Beaters from Splattering Batter

Keep hand mixer beaters from splattering batter by cutting a slit in a paper towel or a paper plate; slip the beaters through the slit and into the batter. No more splatters.

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Making Berries Last Longer

Berries will last longer if they’re gently run through a salad spinner after they’re washed to remove excess water. Pictured is a suggestion to line the spinner basket with a towel before spinning berries dry to protect them from bruises … Continue reading

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Enhancing Your Tortillas

Lightly toast both sides of corn or flour tortillas on a hot griddle to enhance their flavor; it makes the difference between mediocre/doughy tasting tortillas and tortillas that are especially tasty.

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Watermelon Slushy

Freeze watermelon cubes and add them to lemonade for a lemon-spiked watermelon slushy.

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Dress up Cakes, Cupcakes or Desserts

Dress up cakes, cupcakes or desserts by putting cocoa powder or powdered sugar in a fine sieve and then gently shake it to dust tops of baked goods. A doily helps to make a pretty design but, as seen above, … Continue reading

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Making Pea Soup Less Salty

If pea soup gets too salty, add a potato and cook it for a while to absorb some of the excess salt. Discard the potato before puréeing. This works with any bean soup.

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