Category Archives: cooking
Reader Claire J. Dax of Two Rivers, Wis., feels your pain when it comes to chopping onions. Here’s her smart idea for curbing those stinging tears: “After having sore eyes while cutting onions, I have discovered that cutting them on … Continue reading
Mrs. Leo Tobias of Middlefield, Conn., has found that a little spice goes a long way. To make sure she’s not dousing her dishes with a heap of cayenne pepper or a mountain of garlic powder, she has come up … Continue reading
Barbara Kelly of Westerville, Ohio, shares this clever tip her father cooked up. “My dad discovered this great way to ‘fry’ an egg. Sunday lunch was his responsibility. We all enjoyed fried eggs except for how greasy they can be. … Continue reading
You spent the time to make delicious gravy to top off a fabulous meal. Now there’s leftover gravy. What to do? Freeze it in ice cube trays, says Marie Gallashaw of Tinton Falls, N.J. “When it’s frozen, put the gravy cubes in a plastic bag. It takes up less space, and when … Continue reading
We all miss fresh vegetables when they’re out of season, but when Barbara Stover of Danville, Ill., runs out of fresh tomatoes for her salad, she doesn’t fret. She keeps a can of diced tomatoes handy for just those times. … Continue reading
David Hancock of Suwanee, Ga., doesn’t throw away leftover vegetables after meals. Even if there’s just a few peas, some corn or half a serving of beans, he puts them in a plastic container and stores them in the freezer. … Continue reading
“A quick and easy way to make meatloaf ,” writes Carol Tinervia of Coldwater, MI, “is to use your favorite salsa instead of taking the time to chop up vegetables. I use about 3/4 cup salsa per 1 1/2 lbs. … Continue reading
Check out this article over on usaweekend.com on ways to enjoy seafood while supporting sustainability.
Need a better way to keep that recipe card visible while multi-tasking around the kitchen? Myra Kinsman of Milo, ME offers this tip: “Keep a recipe card upright by placing it in the tines of a fork and putting the … Continue reading
Check out how Christine Holt gets her kids involved in their kitchen in Chicora, Pa. She has her daughter and son help her when she tries new recipes. If the dish is a keeper, she marks the date in the cookbook … Continue reading
Want to show your kids an amazing food trick? Rita Holland of Natchez, Miss., swears by this one: Boil an egg and let it cool slightly. While it’s warm, tap the larger end and peel to the size of a … Continue reading
We know Jane Wood of Littleton, Colo. never burns anything she cooks (wink!), but she has a great tip for removing a pan that has burned or baked on food. Cleaning a really difficult pan is a breeze with a … Continue reading
“Whenever I bake any kind of goodie,” says Diana Bartolotta-FioriniI of Warren, Mich., “I use half the sugar and substitute rolled oats for the other half. In the same recipe, I use half the oil and substitute orange juice for … Continue reading
You can save big by buying large cuts of meat. For instance, on Sundays, prepare a roast, ham or chicken. With leftovers, make a pot pie, soup stock and more. Thanks to Judy Gosnell of Meadville, Pa., for that one!