How-to's

Two Ways To Peel a Kiwifruit

Cut both ends from fruit. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh.

Cut both ends from fruit. Using a vegetable peeler, peel off fuzzy, brown skin. Cut into slices, wedges or chunks with a…

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Unmolding Gelatin Salads

Loosen the gelatin from the top edge of mold by gently pulling the gelatin away from edge with a moistened finger. Then dip the mold up to its rim in a sink or large pan of warm water for a few…

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Using a Candy Thermometer

Always use a thermometer designed for candy making. It must have a movable clip that’s used to secure it to the side of the pan and to keep the end of the thermometer off the bottom of the pan. Be…

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Using a Cooking Bag

Before adding other ingredients to the oven cooking bag, add at least 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour and support the bag by placing in a baking pan. Tie and slit the bag according to package…

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Using a Grid to Arrange Flowers

Here's how to arrange your long-stemmed roses like a pro.

Place strips of waterproof floral tape parallel to one another across the top of the vase. Then place strips perpendicular to the…

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Using a Steel

Rest the tip of the steel on the work surface. Hold your knife at a 20° angle at the steel. Start with the heel of the blade against the steel and draw the blade up across the steel until…

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Using an Herb Rub

Crush any large herbs. Combine all herbs. Sprinkle mixture over entire roast and rub into the surface of the meat. Roast as directed.

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Using Foil When Making Bars

Bake bars in a foil-lined pan - greasing it according to the recipe's directions. Use the foil to lift bars out of the pan after they've cooled. Then trim the edges and use a ruler to score the…

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Using Measuring Spoons

For dry ingredients such as flour, sugar, or spices, heap the ingredient into the spoon over a canister or waxed paper. With a metal spatula or flat side of a knife, level with the rim of the…

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Washing Berries

To wash berries, place berries a few at a time in a colander in the sink. Gently spray with sink sprayer. Then spread out on paper towels to pat dry.

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