How-to's

Forming Pretzels

Roll each piece of dough into a 15-in. rope and taper the ends. Shape rope into a circle with about 3 in. of each end overlapping.

Twist ends where they overlap.

Flip the twisted ends…

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fortune-telling fun

Have a little harmless fun on Halloween by pretending to predict the futures of your party guests with these game ideas: melted wax game. Cut wax candles into small pieces; place some pieces on a…

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Freeze Fresh Strawberries

Wash and place fresh berries, whole or cut-up, on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Freeze until frozen. Then transfer to heavy-duty freezer bags that have been labeled and dated for longer…

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Freezer Jam

Bring all ingredients to a full rolling boil.

Remove pan from heat and skim off the foam.

Ladle hot jam into a freezer container using canning funnel.

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Freezing Herbs

You can freeze chopped herbs in freezer containers or bags and just use the amount you need directly from the freezer.

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Freezing Homemade Waffles

For fast homemade freezer waffles, bake and cool on a wire rack; freeze in a single layer on a baking sheet. When frozen, store in heavy-duty freezer bags. When ready to use, pop into the…

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fresh-as-a-daisy table toppers

All you need are Gerbera daisies in the color of your choice, a few simple craft supplies and clear glass footed containers. Using containers of various heights will add depth and interest to your…

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Friendship Bookmark Favors

For how-to text see HCA_2008, p.105.

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Frosting a Cake on a Serving Plate

Before transferring cooled cake layers to the plate, cut waxed paper into narrow strips and place around the plate's edges. Center the cake on the plate over strips. When you're finished frosting,…

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Frosting Cupcakes in a Flash

To quickly frost cupcakes, place frosting in a bowl. The frosting should be soft spreadable consistency. If it is too stiff, add milk a teaspoon at a time until it reaches desired consistency.…

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