Baking and Breads
- For great baking results, keep an oven thermometer in the oven and
use it. Oven temperatures regularly vary up to 75 degrees, so this
can be a crucial factor.
- For a low fat/low calorie dessert, make sandwiches out of graham
crackers and non or low fat frozen yogurt. Prepare a platter in
advance, hide them in the freezer and surprise the family ...
they'll never know it's healthy!
- Dip a new broom in hot salt water before using. This will
toughen the bristles and make it last longer.
- Create your own colored sugar by placing granulated sugar
in a plastic bag. Add a few drops of your favorite food
coloring and shake to blend. Pour out into a plate and
let dry, then use.
- Use greased muffin tins as molds when baking stuffed peppers.
- When baking and you need to "cut in" the butter, an easy way
is to keep the sticks of butter in the freezer. When needed,
use a cheese grater to grate the butter into fine pieces.
- Try using raw spaghetti instead of toothpicks when securing
stuffed chicken breasts and meats. It works great and it's edible!
- To get snowy white potatoes, add a teaspoon of vinegar or fresh
lemon juice to the boiling water
- Making noodles is easy by adding an egg to a package of pie crust
mix. Mix; roll out, cut, and let dry.
- For a different flavor and less fat, use chicken stock instead of
butter or milk when whipping up mashed potatoes.