How-to's

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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No-Wobble Stuffed Eggs

Here's a technique to prevent stuffed eggs from wobbling on a serving tray. After peeling the hard-cooked eggs, cut them in half the long way. Then trim a thin slice from the bottom of each half.…

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North Pole Party Favors

For the base, paint the wooden wheel red or green; let dry.

Twist two different color chenille stems together to make the post. Fold one end of the twisted chenille stems up about 1/4 in.…

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Ocean Cake Decorating Tips

To create ocean waves, smooth frosting first. Then use the back of a spoon to make a small twisting motion in one direction. Next, move spoon over slightly and make another twist the opposite way.…

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One-of-a-Kind Snowflakes

Sprinkle on coconut and edible glitter to make snowflake cookies really shimmer.

Decorating How-to

Frost each snowflake cookie with canned vanilla frosting, and then immediately sprinkle…

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