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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Some Clever Ideas Worth Knowing!

 Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store.  If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.
Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil.
It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef.
It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of  spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.

For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting. 

  Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste
of garlic and at the end of the recipe if you want a stronger taste of garlic.  

Leftover snickers bars from Halloween (leftovers??) make a delicious dessert. Simply chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!!  Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream. Yummm!
                                                   Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm.  This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste
of garlic and at the end of the recipe if you want a stronger taste of garlic.  

Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up.
Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg.  Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.



Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Useful! (not picz my end, but it was the words I was interested in here!) YAM xx

Jo said...

Every tip is a useful one, Sylvia. Thanks for sharing! I wish you a wonderful Wednesday. Jo

RuneE said...

I see I need to sharpen up my kitchen knowledge (not that I have so much of it ...) :-)

TexWisGirl said...

i do the first one. laughed at 'leftover' snickers. :)

Betsy Adams said...

Thanks Sylvia.. Many of these I knew --but some I did not. THANKS!!!!


magiceye said...

Very useful tips!!

Pat Tillett said...

We've been doing the scrambled eggs and pizza that way since I was a kid. Thanks for the rest of them.

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