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Bread-and-Butter Salad

I save the liquid from bread-and-butter pickles to use in my three-bean salad. Just add the beans of your choice along with some chopped onion and green pepper to the juice. Then refrigerate to…

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Brown Bag Lunches

Don’t throw away those little packages of plastic silverware that you get from fast-food restaurants. They’re very useful for those brown bag lunches your kids have to take on field trips.…

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Brownie Kettle Mix

I have a suggestion for people who plan to make Brownie Mix. Since I didn’t have a large enough bowl, I put all the…

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Buttered Corn

To butter corn on the cob, I place a few tablespoons of butter or margarine in a 13-inch x 9-inch baking dish and add the hot corn. Simply roll the corn in the butter and serve in the dish.…

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Buttered Corn on the Cob

To butter corn on the cob easily, we remove a third of the wrapper from one end of a stick of butter. By holding on to the papered end of the stick, we can rub the butter on each ear without a…

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Cabbage Leaves

When I need leaves for cabbage rolls, I microwave a cored head of cabbage for 5 to 10 minutes. After it cools, the leaves separate easily. —Sandra Monk, Maplewood, Minnesota

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Can Opener

Ring-pull lids can be difficult to remove from cans, especially if you have arthritis. I found this easy solution: Slip the handle of a long wooden spoon through the ring and, with the bowl of the…

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Canned Cherry Cobblers

It’s better to be safe than sorry when making pies and cobblers. When using canned cherries, I simply pinch each one to make sure that no pits sneak their way into the dish I’m preparing!…

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Canned Corn Beef

When using canned corned beef, I had trouble getting it out of the can in one piece. Now I fill a large saucepan with hot water and drop in the unopened can for about 30 seconds or so. When I open…

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Cans Make Quick Cutters

Clean empty cans are great for cutting biscuits and pastries. They’re easy to hold, come in lots of sizes from small (tomato paste) to large (fruit cocktail) and nest inside one another for easy…

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