FYI: Tips and Hints 4

Posted by Phyllis A. on May 29, 2000, 1:45 pm
Handy measurements to remember are these: 4 Tablespoons = 1/4 cup; 2 Tablespoons = 1 ounce; 2 cups = 1 pint; 2 pints = 1 quart; 16 ounces = 1 pound; 16 cups = 1 gallon.

Get out every bit of Cream Soup out of a can, by making a slight puncture in the bottom of the can, then remove the top as usual. Run a knife around the inside of the can; turn it upside down. The entire contents will come out at once.

Add yogurt to soups seasoned with curry to reduce the 'heat'.

Make fruit kabobs by alternating cut-up apples with marshmallows and bananas on skewers. They are a fun snack for kids.

Stretch Maple Syrup by adding 1 cup applesauce to 1 cup of syrup. Heated, it makes a delicious topping for pancakes and waffles.

Wear light cotton gloves while removing the skin from a chicken. the gloves don't slip on the skin; you can easily launder and use them again.

Cut up and freeze fresh parsley and young green onion stems to enjoy next winter in soups and stews.

Fill a plastic milk jug with water and freeze, then place in a cooler in your vehicle while you shop to keep meat, ice cream and perishables cool during the trip home.

For a delicious hamburger variation, mix equal parts ground turkey and ground beef.

Marinating tenderizes and adds flavor to beef. For most large cuts, marinate 6-12 hours in the refrigerator. Never marinate for more than 24 hours, however.


Fast Fixes with Jams, Jellies & Preserve

Posted By: CraftyGA Date: Monday, 12 June 2000, at 6:30 a.m.

Use your favorite preserves as a glaze for pork or chicken. Try a blend of apricot jam, curry powder, currants or raisins. Brush on meat for the last 3 minutes of cooking.

Instead of tartar sauce with fish, try a spicy dipping sauce made with marmalade or peach jam & prepared hot mustard.

When you run out of maple syrup, try warm raspberry or strawberry preserves with fresh berries stirred in. Great over pancakes or waffles.

Create a skinny dressing for your favorite fruit salad. Stir together a 1/2 cup of low fat sour cream & a 1/4 cup preserves.

Spread pineapple jam or mixed fruit jelly on squash halves, before baking.

For a quick jelly roll, layer slices of pound cake & any flavor fruit preserves.

Top hot cereal with preserves.

Give iced tea a fruit or mint flavor by stirring in 1-2 teaspoons jelly.

Sweeten a grapefruit half with a few teaspoons of jelly. Serve as is or broil.

For a quick coffeecake, spread plain store bought coffeecake with preserves. Slide under broiler till topping bubbles.

Top a serving of cottage cheese with a few spoonfuls of preserves or jam.

Stir in 1/4 cup of apricot, peach or pineapple preserves before serving cooked vegetables, like carrots or sweet potatoes.

To make a quick fruit relish, stir 1 cup grape jelly into 1/2 cup each of sweet orange marmalade & chopped walnuts. Serve with turkey or chicken.

For sweet & sour sauce, combine 1/2 cup jelly, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce & 1/2 cup wine vinegar. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring constantly.


Posted By: quinn Date: Monday, 28 February 2000, at 12:50 p.m.

Keep a powder puff in your flour container. It's excellent for dusting flour on rolling pins, pastry boards, and other surfaces.

Scrape ice from car windows with a Teflon spatula. It won't scratch the windows!!

Create extra counter space when doing lots of baking. Pull out a drawer or two and place a cookie sheet or tray across the top.

Keep bread twist closures in your purse to attach buttons that might come off. Push through button's holes and twist closed on inside.

Rubbing lemon extract into black scuff marks from luggage will remove the marks.

Ink stains from ballpoint pens can be removed by sponging the area with milk until the stain disappears.

A handful of salt in the washday rinse water will help keep clothes from sticking or freezing to the clothesline on damp days.


Yes you can freeze Peaches

Posted By: MarianSoCa Date: Thursday, 31 August 2000, at 8:57 a.m.

Peel them by placing them briefly in boiling water - the skin will come right off. Slice, then mix gently with fruit fresh and some sugar (sugar is opt). Fruit fresh will keep them fresher in the freezer. Place in bags in whatever quantities you want - I did mine in about 4 c. measures.


Dottie's Tips (from Domino Web Site):

To melt chocolate in the microwave: Place chocolate in microwavable bowl on HIGH 1-2 minutes or until almost melted, stirring halfway through heating time. Remove from oven. Stir until completely melted.


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