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Archive for April 2008

Fresh Corn On The Cob (Microwave)

Cook fresh corn on the cob in microwave with husks and silk intact. They will cook in their own natural moisture. Ingredients Corn on the cob — fresh and with silk and husk intact Instructions Place on paper towel. Turn ears over and rearrange after 1/2 cooking time. Timing: 1 ear – 1 1/2 minutes…

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Kitchen Tips

Microwave your lemon for 30 seconds before juicing. You’ll get double the juice out. Microwave your garlic for about 8 seconds, the peel will slip right off (just pinch it). Don’t store potatoes with onions, moisture from potatoes can cause onions to sprout. Did you know you can freeze applesauce? Buy the big jars &…

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What to do when you’re out of an ingredient

Running to the store isn’t always an option. You could borrow from a neighbor, perhaps… Somethings can be swapped out while still achieving good results. Substitutions & Conversions for Common Food Items 1 cup Buttermilk = 1 cup Milk + 1 Tbs. vinegar or lemon juice 1 cup Heavy Cream = 3/4 cup milk +…

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Cream of “Whatever” Soup

This is a basic recipe for a cream soup. * 1 cup onion — chopped * 1 cup celery — chopped * 1 1/2 sticks butter * 1 1/2 cups flour * 1 gal chicken stock * 1 lbs of “whatever” — can be mushrooms, diced chicken or turkey, asparagus, onion or leek, green beans,…

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Onion Math

Here’s a convenient reference — it will come in handy when you don’t ave the “right” sized onion. 1 small = 1/3 cup chopped 1 medium =1/2 cup chopped 1 large = 1 cup chopped 1 green onion = 2 tablespoons sliced

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Shopping Tips to Save You Money

The average family spends WAY too much on groceries because they buy too many convenience foods and don’t know “how” to shop frugally. Here are some techniques to save money while shopping. We’ll tackle avoiding convenience foods in another post. Shopping tip #1: Look high, look low. The highest priced brands are always in the…

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Couponing

Is that even a word? Sort of like garage saling… I’ve signed up for a trial at couponsense.com. They claim to be in Virginia, but don’t have any circular information any more recent than January. Boy, that’ll irritate me. The idea behind this service is that they enter all the coupons that go out in…

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Super-fast, Super-Easy, Microwave Artichokes

“Well, I’m never dirtying up another pot cooking artichokes. I put two in a pyrex bowl, followed the directions below. They were wonderful. Certainly as good as any made it a pot of water. And only 8 minutes plus 5 minutes rest time. Great!!! I see lots of artichokes in my future when they are…

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