Share: Mess-Free Peeling Peel your vegetables and fruit over a paper towel. When you’re finished, just fold up the towel and toss it and the peelings away. No more mess on the counter! —Priscilla S., Rochester, New Hampshire Featured Recipes Slow-Cooked Applesauce This chunky, sweet applesauce is perfect alongside main entrees. Because it's prepared in a slow cooker, you can fix it and forget it before you and the family head out for some winter fun.—Susanne Wasson, Montgomery, New York Related Tips More Uses for Kitchen Shears I use kitchen shears to make quick work of many projects. They are great for easily cutting… Bean Substitutions 1 pound packaged dry beans (uncooked) equals 2 cups dry or 6 to 7 cooked (drained).1 cup… Nutella Nutella is a chocolate hazelnut spread. Look for it in the peanut butter section.