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Preventing Kitchen Fire Hazards

posted by lwhite

If you are using a number of kitchen appliances, like slow cookers or electric frying pans, it’s important to check the cords often because they can become fire dangers. Here’s why: 1. When using a slow cooker that’s going to […]

Making Better Popcorn

posted by lwhite

Popcorn is such a wonderful snack for the family. Ever think about how it pops? The dried corn pop opens when heated because the moisture inside the hull vaporizes, causing pressure. When it reaches 400 degrees, the hull bursts open […]

Knives for Your Kitchen

posted by lwhite

As most of us know, one of a cook’s best friends in the kitchen is a quality, sharp knife. In fact, you really can do most everything—cutting, dicing and chopping—with just three knives. Here’s the cutting edge info on the […]

Whipping Egg Whites

posted by lwhite

Whipping egg whites? Here are some helpful hints, which will be especially handy when baking: 1. Select a big bowl, metal is best, glass second and make sure that it has NO grease residue inside because the whites won’t whip. […]

How to Make Herbal Butters

posted by lwhite

Adding an herbal butter to vegetables, steak or chicken can give them an enhanced flavor. Here’s how to make one: Mix 1 stick of butter with 1 to 3 tablespoons of dried herbs or 2 to 6 tablespoons of fresh […]

When You Use Aluminum Foil

posted by lwhite

Aluminum foil is indispensable in the kitchen. But there are several things you should know about using it in cooking. Here are some helpful hints: 1. If you are baking foods in foil, it does NOT make a difference which […]

Making a Fruit Salad

posted by lwhite

I love fruit salads and believe that anything can go in when making one, especially your favorite fruits. Choose those that are in season. Here’s what else you can do to enhance this healthy treat: Include a bit of the […]

Super-Fast Cake Frosting

posted by lwhite

Need an easy and yummy cake frosting? Here’s one that it only has two ingredients and it’s delicious. Your children will love it: 1. Open a 12-ounce package of peppermint patties, break them into pieces and place in a heavy-bottomed […]

Tasty Hot Potato Appetizer

posted by lwhite

Have leftover baked potatoes? Here’s a great hint to transform them into a tasty, crunchy appetizer: 1. Scrape out all the flesh and brush the remaining skins with olive oil. Cut skins into ½-inch wide strips. 2. Sprinkle with cumin […]

Storing Vegetables

posted by lwhite

When you bring fresh veggies home from the supermarket, put them in the refrigerator crisper right away. They should last about a week. Here’s what else you should do: 1. Don’t wash veggies until you are ready to use them […]

Previous Posts

Photo Stuck to the Glass in a Frame?
If you have a treasured picture in this situation, you can try to save and remove it. Follow these steps carefully: 1. First, scan the pictures or take a photo of it through the glass. You will have a copy—just in case. 2. Put the frame and photo or just glass and photo into a plastic freezer

posted 8:00:25am Apr. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Preventing Kitchen Fire Hazards
If you are using a number of kitchen appliances, like slow cookers or electric frying pans, it’s important to check the cords often because they can become fire dangers. Here’s why: 1. When using a slow cooker that’s going to be plugged in all day, be sure the cords are not frayed or damage

posted 8:00:37am Apr. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Orange-Colored Stains
Spaghetti sauce or French salad dressing always seem to drip onto clothing and leave such awful orange stains on our garments, which can be so hard to get out. Here’s how to remove them: 1. Use a clean, cotton cloth and dampen it with water and moisten with a squeeze of lemon juice or a bit of

posted 8:00:31am Apr. 15, 2014 | read full post »

Making Better Popcorn
Popcorn is such a wonderful snack for the family. Ever think about how it pops? The dried corn pop opens when heated because the moisture inside the hull vaporizes, causing pressure. When it reaches 400 degrees, the hull bursts open 35 times its size. Here’s how to make it fluffier and better:

posted 8:00:19am Apr. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Knives for Your Kitchen
As most of us know, one of a cook’s best friends in the kitchen is a quality, sharp knife. In fact, you really can do most everything—cutting, dicing and chopping—with just three knives. Here’s the cutting edge info on the three: 1. A long chef’s knife will be the best for slicing and

posted 8:00:54am Apr. 11, 2014 | read full post »


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