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Honey Mustard Pork Chops

I used to marinate pork chops in a honey-mustard dressing for 8 hours, dip them in egg, bread them and fry them. After forgetting to marinate them on one occasion, I skipped the egg and just…

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Honey-Roasted Peanuts

I like to use honey-roasted peanuts in place of dry roasted peanuts to give extra flavor and sweetness to my favorite bar and cookie recipes. —Jo Stejskal, Winona, Minnesota

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Hurry-Up Potatoes

Want to get fried potatoes on the table fast? Pop the spuds in the microwave first for a few minutes before slicing them. This will cut your cooking time almost in half. —Tina Shumway,…

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Ice Cream Cone

You can keep ice cream from dripping out the bottom of a sugar cone by stuffing a miniature marshmallow into the bottom before adding scoops of ice cream. —Cheryl Maczko, Arthurdale, West…

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Ice Cream Cone Tin

My children and daycare children love cupcakes baked in cake ice cream cones. The difficulty was finding a pan to hold the cones upright while baking. I finally tried mini muffin tins. The cones…

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Ice Cream Floats for a Crowd

Ice cream floats can be an easy and fun make-ahead dessert for a large crowd. Prior to the event, place two scoops of vanilla ice cream into 8-ounce clear plastic drink cups. Set them on cookie…

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Instant Mashed Potatoes

Instant mashed potatoes taste almost as good as fresh if you replace some of the milk with mayonnaise when whipping them. —Arlene Lenhart, Boulevard, California

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Jarred Garlic

To avoid having leftover fresh garlic, rely on bottled minced or chopped garlic instead. It's available at most grocery stores. You'll love the convenience—just open the jar and scoop out…

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Juice Concentrate for One

On occasion, my husband and I enjoy a glass of fruit juice made from concentrate, but I don’t like to stir up an entire pitcher that we might not drink. To avoid this, I place paper liners or…

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Juice On Hand

When a recipe calls for a few tablespoons of fruit juice, like apple juice, I don’t always want to take the time to make a whole pitcher. I’ve found that the small drink boxes of 100% juice that I…

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