How-to's

Food Safety - Keep It Clean

Before handling any food, thoroughly wash your hands in hot soapy water. Make sure all work surfaces, cutting boards, knives and any other utensils have been cleaned in hot soapy water. And,…

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Food Safety - Keep It Separate

Don't cross-contaminate foods, which means allowing the juices of raw meats, poultry and fish to come in contact with other foods. Reusing a cutting board, countertop, sink, plate, knife or other…

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Food Safety Tip

Purchase several different colored plastic cutting boards. Use a different color for different items, such as green for fruits and vegetables, yellow for poultry, red for meat.

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fool-proof fondant

Lightly dust a smooth work surface with confectioners' sugar to prevent sticking. Roll out fondant to the cake's size. To keep fondant from sticking lift and move it as you roll.

Gently lift…

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Forming a Puff Pastry Crust

On a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, unfold puff pastry sheet and form a 10-in. square, using a rolling pin if necessary. With a ruler, measure 2 in. from one edge in several places and mark…

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Forming Coconut Washboard Cookies

With your hands, shape 1-in. balls of dough into 2-1/2-in. x 1-in. rectangles. Using a floured fork, press the tines lengthwise across the dough, giving it a washboard look.

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Forming Fan Rolls

Score each of the rectangles width-wise at 2-in. intervals. Carefully fold the dough accordion-style back and forth along the score lines until you reach the end.

Cut the folded dough into…

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Forming Fortune Cookies

Spread 1 tablespoon batter over each 3-1/2-in. circle on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake as directed.

Slide parchment paper onto a work surface. Cover one cookie with a kitchen…

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Forming Neapolitan Bars

Weighing down Neapolitan Bars overnight with a cutting board helps the jam sink into the layers so they will hold together when they are cut. Be sure to use a cutting board that is large enough to…

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Forming Parker House Rolls

Roll out to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with melted better. Using the dull edge of a table knife, make an off-center crease in each roll. Fold along crease.

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