Secret Ingredient

Sweetened Spaghetti Sauce

To an 8-quart pot of spaghetti sauce, Alice L. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida adds a 12-ounce can of frozen apple juice concentrate. “It makes the sauce a little sweeter and takes away any acid…

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Sweetening Whipped Cream

Sweeten whipped cream with confectioners’ sugar instead of granulated sugar. It will stay fluffy and hold up a lot longer. —Joan D., Portal, North Dakota

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Tangy Salad

“I forgot to bring lemon juice with me on a Girl Scout outing for making a fresh fruit salad for supper,” writes Sharon Lewis of Orangeville, Illinois. “I stirred a few tablespoons of frozen…

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Tart Apple Pie

“I typically pour a bit of lemon juice onto my apple pie filling since it keeps the apples whiter and we like a tart pie,” explains Jeanne C. of Putnam Station, New York. “One day I was out of…

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Tastier Mac 'n' Cheese

“I add cooked crumbled bacon to my macaroni and cheese for a great new taste,” says Eleanor K. of Pomona, California.

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Tasty Add-In for Sloppy Joes

“I add a can of chicken gumbo soup to my sloppy joes,” reports Sandy S. of Hayward, Wisconsin. “It gives them a special tangy flavor just like the ones I enjoyed at the fair years ago.”

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Tasty Toffee Bits

“When I didn’t have pecans to add to my chocolate chip cookie dough, I added a cup of toffee bits instead,” informs Brenda S. of Hampstead, North Carolina. “The cookies were so rich and buttery…

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Tasty Topper for Beans

“For a tasty topping on everyday baked beans, I sprinkle finely crushed gingersnaps over the top after the beans are heated through,” relates Renee Z. of Tacoma, Washington.

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Tasty Tuna

“Sometimes I add coleslaw to a can of tuna fish,” writes Carol R. of New Britain, Connecticut. “My mom used to do this to stretch the tuna, but I love its crunchy texture.”

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Tasty Tuna Salad

For a tasty twist, add chopped black olives and a dash of lemon-pepper seasoning to tuna salad.

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