Category Archives: food
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
Reader Gene Greenwood of San Jose has the right idea when it comes to green onions. Instead of watching them wither to curled brown strands in the crisper, he suggests the following trick to keep yours crispy and fresh from … Continue reading
Thanks goes out to Jo Ann Sichi of Mebane, N.C., who shares this friendly tip for removing that crusty ketchup that somehow always lands on our hot dogs and hamburgers. “My best friend gave me the greatest hint,” she writes. … 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
When shopping for a large amount of groceries, have the supermarket bagger put your frozen items in paper bags and the rest of your items in plastic, says Val Campbell of Las Vegas. “Then you can unload and put away … Continue reading
To keep parsley and cilantro bunches fresh longer, Annette Gerhardt of Huachuca City, Ariz., cuts the ends of the stems as soon as she gets them home, then stands them in a container of fresh water in the refrigerator, with … Continue reading
You know how frustrating it is when you reach into the fridge and find that someone has finished the last of the fresh milk? Well, Marge Risinger of Napa, Calif., keeps a stock of non-refrigerated soy, rice or almond milk … 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
After eating all the bread-and-butter pickles out of the jar, there’s still half a jar of juice and spices left. So Patsy Curran of Brogue, Pa., pours it over chicken, seals it in a plastic bag and puts it in … Continue reading
When her daughters were young, Leslie Emerson of Greensburg, Ind., always looked forward to the candy they collected at Halloween and got from the Easter bunny. They would dump all their candy on the living room floor, sort out a … Continue reading
Throwing a party for kids where some of the guests have milk allergies? Phyllis Jones of Bellevue, Wash., solves this problem with Jell-O. She makes it and lets it set, then scoops it into ice cream cones.
Looking for a new diet tip? Here’s how Effie Medford of Cedar Crest, N.M., cuts calories: After a meal, she tames her sweet tooth by leisurely drinking a cup of hot caffeine-free, fruit-flavored tea with artificial sweetener.
Here’s a healthy tip: After opening a jar of peanut butter, Eileen Plese of Joliet, Ill., stuffs a paper towel in it, puts the lid back on and turns it upside down. She leaves it overnight, and the next morning, … Continue reading
If your morning coffee has grounds at the bottom of the pot, your coffee filter is probably collapsing when you start brewing, says Laura Medley of Owensboro, Ky. Whether you get your coffeemaker ready the night before or the morning … Continue reading
Use these power-packed snacks to boost your energy for those summer adventures. Continue reading
Faylee James of Kingsport, TN, has some follow-up advice on a previous USA WEEKEND tip about getting the freshest produce: “I read in today’s USA WEEKEND, the tip about asking your local grocery produce manager what days his produce is delivered … Continue reading
Check out this article over on usaweekend.com on ways to enjoy seafood while supporting sustainability.