General Food Tips

Lamb Chops

A tender bone-in cut of lamb that comes from the loin, rib and sirloin. Lamb chops are often prepared by seasoning or marinating with herbs, then by cooking with a dry-heat method of baking,…

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Lemon To The Rescue

To remove the odor of onions and garlic from your hands, try rubbing your hands with a lemon wedge. Then rinse them under cold water and wash with soap.

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Light Brown vs. Dark Brown Sugar

In the case of light brown vs. dark brown sugar, the choice is yours! But keep in mind that light brown sugar has a subtle, delicate taste. If you like a more intense molasses flavor in baked…

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Lining Baking Pans with Paper

To easily remove baked goods from pans, line the pan with parchment or waxed paper. Place the pan on a large piece of paper. Trace the shape of the pan onto the paper, then cut out. Grease the…

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Lower Temp for Glass Pans

When substituting a glass baking dish in a recipe calling for a metal baking pan, lower the oven temperature by 25° to avoid overbaking and overbrowning.

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Making Sauces With Skillet Browned Bits

Don't use a nonstick skillet when panfrying meat if you want to make a sauce with the browned bits. You want the browned bits to stick to the skillet, which in turn will flavor the sauce.

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Meal Planning Pointers

Plan well-balanced meals that contain foods from all of the basic food groups.

Begin your menu planning with the main dish. Next choose the vegetables side dish and/or salad and starch.…

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Measuring Brown Sugar

The moisture in brown sugar tends to trap air between the crystals, so it should be firmly packed when measuring. Taste of Home recipes specify packed brown sugar in the ingredients.

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Measuring Flour, Sugar

I keep a chopstick in my flour and sugar canisters and use it to quickly level off the ingredient in a measuring cup with no mess. —Tina H., Hickory, Pennsylvania

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Measuring Melted Butter

When melted butter is called for in a recipe, butter is measured first, then melted. The convenient markings on the wrappers make it easy to slice off the amount you need and melt it.

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