How-to's

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

For how-to text see HCA_2008, p.23.

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Removing a Cake from a Pan

Here's a trick that will make it easy to remove a cake from a baking pan. Before adding the batter, grease the pan. Line the bottom only with parchment paper, trimming the paper as needed to fit;…

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Removing an Avocado Pit

Wash avocado. Cut in half lengthwise, cutting around the seed. Twist halves in opposite directions to separate.

Slip a tablespoon under the seed to loosen it from the fruit.

To remove…

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Removing Biscuits from the Pan

Place a large serving platter over the muffin pan.

With hot pads, grasp both the tray and the muffin pan and carefully over.

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Removing Cookies from a Baking Sheet

If cookies seem to crumble when you remove them from the baking sheet, let them cool for 1 to 2 minutes first.

But be aware that if cookies cool too long, they become hard and can break when…

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Removing Core from Cabbage

Cut cabbage in half or quarters. Make a V-shaped cut around core and remove.

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