Cooking equivalents

By Valerie | September 30, 2008

Source: goofy_wanna_b on groups.yahoo.com/group/frozen-assets, 9/30/08 1 lb lean ground beef 2 ½ c. cooked, drained 1 lb ham 3 c cubed 8 slices bacon ½ c cooked, drained, crumbled 1 whole chicken 3-4 c cooked, cubed meat 1 ½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast 3 c cooked, cubed 1 lb lamb chops 2 chops 1…

Harris Teeter Triples Deals for 9/18-21

By Valerie | September 17, 2008

Oh boy! Harris Teeter is doing triples again starting tomorrow (Sept. 18, 19, 20 & 21). I’m jazzed. Love triples. Until you’ve done triples, you just can’t understand. It’s a couponing thing. I’ve been bouncing between a few of my favorite couponing sites. The easiest to digest list came from Hot Coupon World. The specific…

Easy Apple Turnovers

By Valerie | September 1, 2008

Easy Apple Turnovers 1 can of apple pie filling (or homemade, already cooked filling) 1 can of refrigerator biscuits (either a tube of 8, or a tube of 5 Grands™ split in half) 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted 1/2 cup sugar 1-2 tsp. cinnamon Preheat oven to 400°. Flatten the biscuits into 4″ circles.…

Couponing

By Valerie | July 24, 2008

I don’t think “couponing” is a real word. Sort of like “garage saleing.” Anyway, using coupons can be a powerful weapon in your arsenal of money saving techniques. My favorite sites for couponing are Hot Coupon World and Money Saving Mom. By using these two sites I get the latest on the deals out there,…

Lemons are Not Just for Lemonade: 31 Uses for Lemons and Lemon Juice

By Valerie | June 5, 2008

Some common and some uncommon uses for lemons. Household: Remove tough food stains from your cutting board by rubbing with lemon juice and baking soda. This will also kill germs and freshen. Clean and deodorize your microwave by placing 4 tablespoons of lemon juice in 1 cup of water. Place in microwaveable bowl and boil…

Fresh Corn On The Cob (Microwave)

By Dolly | April 29, 2008

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…

Kitchen Tips

By Dolly | April 27, 2008

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 &…

What to do when you’re out of an ingredient

By Dolly | April 27, 2008

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 +…

Cream of “Whatever” Soup

By Dolly | April 27, 2008

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,…

How to Use an Apple Peeler-Corer-Slicer

By Dolly | April 27, 2008