How-to's

Quick Chocolate Curls

Adding a pretty chocolate garnish to any dessert is a cinch. Use a vegetable peeler to "peel" curls from a solid block of chocolate. To keep the strips intact, allow them to fall gently onto a…

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Rapid Mixing Method for Yeast Breads

In a mixing bowl, combine flour (about 2 cups), sugar, active dry or quick-rise yeast, salt and any seasonings.

In a saucepan, heat liquid ingredients (water, milk, honey, molasses and…

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Raspberry Almond Strips

Roll into a 13-1/2-in. x 2-in. rectangle on an ungreased baking sheet. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make a 1/4-in.-deep indentation lengthwise down the center of rectangle. Bake at…

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Reading a Candy Thermometer

For accurate temperature readings, it's important that you have the candy thermometer attached to the side of the saucepan.

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Reading Meat Labels

Meat labels give you a variety of information. The label states the type of meat (beef, pork, veal or lamb), the wholesale cut (loin, rib, shoulder, leg, etc.) and the retail cut (steak, chops,…

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Reading the Label

Meat labels give you a variety of information. The label states the type of meat (beef, pork, veal or lamb), the wholesale cute (loin, rib, shoulder, leg, etc.) and the retail cut (steak, chops,…

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Recycled Coffee Can

Simply wrap a coffee can and its lid with holiday wrapping paper. Attach a vivid-colored rick-rack trim or ribbon around the lid. Tie it all together with a wide bow.

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Refrigerator Cookie Facts

To make refrigerator cookie dough easier to slice, use nuts and fruits that are finely chopped. If the nuts and fruit are too large, the cookie dough may break apart when sliced.

Wrap dough…

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Reheating Coffee Cakes

If you make a coffee cake in advance but want fresh-from-the-oven flavor when you serve it to guests, try this trick. Wrap an unfrosted coffee cake in foil. Reheat at 350° for a few minutes…

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Reindeer Food Party Favor

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