How-to's

Melted Chocolate Is a Sweet Garnish

Dress up dessert plates in a dash with simple chocolate garnishes that are sure to melt hearts. The two-tone designs are the perfect plate decoration for individual slices of Raspberry Mousse Pie.…

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Melting Chocolate

Break or chop large pieces of chocolate so it will melt more evenly. Melt chocolate in a dry heavy saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Even small amounts of water will cause the chocolate…

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Meringue Basket

In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Beat in…

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Merry Mosaic Trees

For how-to see HCA_2008, p.15.

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Mexican Lasagna in No Time

In a large skillet, cook onion and garlic in oil over medium heat until tender.

Stir in chicken and enchilada sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until…

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Mincing and Chopping

To mince or chop, hold the handle of a chef's knife with one hand, and rest the fingers of your other hand on the top of the blade near the tip. Using the handle to guide and apply pressure, move…

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Monkey cupcakes

Kids' little fingers are just the right size for placing pieces. To keep them interested in assembly, vary the jobs so that they aren't always doing the same thing.

Give your kids artistic…

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Muffin Test for Doneness

Use a kitchen timer. Check for doneness 5-7 minutes before the end of the recommended baking time to avoid overbaking. Muffins are done when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out…

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No-Fuss Gravy Making

After pouring drippings in a measuring cup or fat separator, skim the fat, reserving 2 tablespoons. Add enough broth to drippings to measure 2 cups.

Combine flour and reserved fat in a…

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No-Knead Harvest Bread

Move oven rack to lowest position with cast iron skillet on rack. Pull bottom rack out by 6-8 inches

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