Light Cooking

Evaporated Skim Milk In Place of Whipping Cream

Here's a sweet substitute: Evaporated skim milk can replace whipping cream in many recipes.

You can bake with reduced-fat evaporated milk but note there may be some changes in texture and…

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Fat-Free Dressing

I don’t care for bottled fat-free dressings, so I make my own. I start with a packet of ranch salad dressing mix and fat-free milk and mayonnaise in place of the regular milk and mayonnaise called…

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Fat-Free Frosting

My husband, who is diabetic, and I are watching our weight and trying to cut fat in our diet. For a treat, I make low-sugar cupcakes and muffins. Then I top them with fat-free sugar-free frosting.…

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Fish Fillet Substitute

I recently became allergic to fish, and I really miss it. I’ve discovered, however, that many of my recipes for white fish can be easily adapted for chicken breasts. I pound the breast meat a…

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Fishy Flavor

To get rid of “fishy” flavors with just about any type of fish, I cover it with milk. I let it soak for 30-90 minutes and cook as directed. This seems to get rid of some of the fishy taste. Sandy…

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Flavorful Beverages

I have two tips for flavorful beverages. When serving punch for a party, cool it with an ice ring made from the punch instead of regular ice cubes. The large ring is more decorative, melts slower…

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Flavorful Chicken Breasts

I’ve found that skinned and boned chicken breasts cooked in sauce can be quite bland. The sauce flavor doesn’t seem to penetrate the meat very well. Often, I’ll cut the chicken in strips or cubes…

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Flavorful Herbs

Here’s what I do to get the most flavor from the dried seasonings and herbs called for in recipes. I put the desired amount in the palm of my hand, then rub my hands together over the pot, letting…

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Flavorful Roast

When preparing a pork or beef roast, I insert slices of garlic in slits on top of the roast before baking. It infuses the meat with flavor without adding fat. You can also add sprigs of rosemary…

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Foil Pan Lining

Here is a hint that helps with healthy cooking as well as cleanup. Whenever I cook something in the oven, I use aluminum foil in my pans. I crumple up a sheet of foil and then straighten it out a…

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