How-to's

Removing Skin from a Fillet

Use a sharp flexible knife to remove the skin from a fillet. Position the fillet with the tail end closest to you. Starting at the tail end of the fillet, make a small 45° angle cut in the meat…

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Removing Skins from Hazelnuts

You can easily remove skins from shelled hazelnuts and then enrich their flavor by toasting. Spread the nuts in a single layer in a baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10 to 15 minutes or until the…

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Reprocessing Unsealed Jars

If lid does not seal within 24 hours, the product must either be stored in the refrigerator and used within several days or reprocessed. To reprocess:

Remove and discard the lid. The band…

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Retro Christmas Scene

Do you have an assortment of ornaments from decades ago (such as the Shiny Brites) that you dare not hang on the tree in case they fall and break? Don't keep those beautiful baubles under wraps…

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Ribbon Revelry

Begin by glueing a 3-3/4-inch felt circle to the bottom of a 4-inch x 9-inch tall foam cone. Trim coordinating lengths of ribbon into 2- to 5-inch strips. Starting at the bottom of teh cone, pin…

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Ribboned Serving Dish

Place a band of double-sided transparent tape around a straight-sided serving dish. Wrap ribbon around serving dish over tape and tie ribbon ends in a knot. Trim ends.

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Roasting Corn in Foil

Place each ear of husk corn on a 12-in. square piece of heavy-duty foil. Top with a pat of butter and a standard-size ice cube. Wrap each ear tightly and grill as directed.

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Roasting Garlic

Remove the papery oter skin. It tends to flake and burn, and you don't want it in your final product.

Cut off the top of the bulb with a sharp chef's knife. Brush with oil, wrap in foil and…

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Roasting Peppers

Arrange pepper halves skin side up or whole peppers on a broiler pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Broil on the closest rack position to the heat without the peppers touching the heat…

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Roasting Raw Garlic

Remove the excess papery outer skin from the garlic bulb, but don't peel or separate the cloves. Cut the top off the bulb and drizzle it with about a teaspoon of olive oil. Wrap the bulb in…

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