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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cool Food Tips

Banana Knowledge
Peel a banana from the bottom and you won't have to pick the little 'stringy things' off of it. That's how the primates do it.
Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store.
If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.


Store Cheese

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil.
It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!


Selecting Peppers

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.


Reduced Grease Ground Beef

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


Enriched Scrambled Eggs

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.


Cool Brownies

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.


Taste of Garlic

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

Leftover Snickers

Leftover snickers bars from Halloween 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!
I also make snickers salad where you chop up the apple cover in lemon
juice, chop up snickers and mix together with some cool whip! There is
no better fruit salad in the world! Thanks Betty!


Reheat Pizza

Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove & put a
lid on it, 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.

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 a way when done easy clean up.

Expanding Frosting

When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with
your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to
frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar
and calories per serving.


Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place
them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the
food moist and help it reheat faster.

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