How-to's

Seeding a Tomato

To seed a tomato, cut in half horizontally and remove the stem. Holding a tomato half over a bowl or sink, scrape out seeds with a small spoon or squeeze the tomato to force out the seeds. Then…

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Separating An Egg

Place an egg separator over a custard cup; crack egg into the separator. As each egg is separated, place yolk in another bowl and empty egg whites into a mixing bowl. It’s easier to separate eggs…

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Separating Eggs

Place an egg separator over a custard cup; crack egg into the separator. As each egg is separated, place yolk in another bowl and empty egg whites into a mixing bowl. It's easier to separate eggs…

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Serving and Storing Quick Breads

Serve quick breads (such as banana, zucchini and cranberry) a day after baking because that is when they slice and taste best. Wrap the cooled bread in foil or plastic wrap; leave at room…

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Shallow Boiling

Place 1 to 2 in. of water in a sauce pan or skillet and lightly salt if desired. Bring to a boil. Add the vegetables. Cook for the time given in the Vegetable Cooking Chart or recipe or until…

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Shaping a Braided Edge Pie Crust

A Braided Edge is suitable for a single-crust pie. Make enough pastry for a double crust. Line a 9-in. pie plate with the bottom crust and trim the pastry even with the edge of the…

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Shaping a Cheese Ball

Keep hands and countertop clean by spooning the cheese mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap. Working from the underside of the wrap, pat the mixture into a ball. Complete recipe as directed.

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Shaping a Coffee Cake Ring

Roll into a rectangle. Spread filling evenly over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal.

Place seam side down on greased…

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Shaping a Cut Scalloped Edge Pie Crust

A Cut Scalloped Edge is suitable for a single-crust pie. Line a 9-in. pie plate with the bottom crust and trim the pastry even with the edge of the plate.

Hold a teaspoon or tablespoon…

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Shaping a Fluted Edge Pie Crust

A Fluted Edge is suitable for a single- or double-crust pie.

The pastry should be trimmed to 1/2 in. beyond the rim of the pie plate for a single-crust pie and 1 in. for a double-crust pie.…

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