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Grating Cold Butter

I always grate cold butter before cutting it into my cobbler recipe. Grating makes uniform pieces that "cut in" faster. —Cheryl Adams, Oregon, Wisconsin

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Grating Glove

My husband loves carrot cake, but I never seem to be able to grate the carrots without scraping my fingers. So I decided to wear a new garden glove while grating. It was just the thing to grasp…

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Grating Orange Peel

Grating fresh orange peel is a lot easier when you place the orange in the freezer the night before. I also wear a pair of clean gloves to prevent cutting my fingertips on the grater.…

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Greasing Tip

When I need to grease a pan or bowl, I cover my hand with a plastic sandwich bag before handling the grease or butter. When I’m finished, I simply throw the bag away. It works great!…

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Great Grill Marks

Trying to get those lovely grill marks on food, but always miss the mark? Add a little honey to your marinade or sauce. The sugar in the honey caramelizes when grilled and creates the grill marks.…

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Great Tip for Grinding

An electric coffee bean grinder is quick and handy for grinding hard dried herbs and spices and hard brown sugar. —Mary T., Fort Myers Beach, Florida

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Green Onions in a Snip

I use my kitchen shears to cut green onions for salads and to use in recipes. It’s safer than using a knife, and I finish in a flash. —Mary P., Hillsboro, Indiana

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Grilled Bacon

To avoid the lingering odor of fried bacon in the house, I cook it on the outdoor grill. I place the bacon strips in a disposable aluminum pie plate and place it on the grill. Not only does this…

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Grilled Hot Dogs

If you like the taste of grilled hot dogs but don't have time to fire up the grill, brown them on the stove in 1 tablespoon of melted butter. They'll taste like they came straight off the fire!…

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Grilled Potatoes

My husband and I love baked potatoes prepared on the grill, but they’re time-consuming. So first I microwave them for about 10 minutes, then I wrap them in foil and bake for about 30 minutes on…

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