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Peanut Butter Chips

Replace chocolate chips with peanut butter chips for a rich variation in any favorite chip recipe. —Ramona Chichester, Parkersburg, West Virginia

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Peeling Hard-Cooked Eggs Quickly

Here’s how I quickly and easily peel hard-cooked eggs: After cooling them under cold water, I put all the eggs in a saucepan large enough for them to move around in. I shake the pan vigorously…

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Peeling Sweet Potato

It can be difficult to peel a baked sweet potato, and many of the vitamins are right under the skin. So before baking, I rub the skin thoroughly with vegetable oil, and the skin slips right off…

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Perfect Home Fries

I like to throw a few extra potatoes in the pot when I make them for dinner. The next morning, all I have to do is cut them up, add a few chopped onions and fry them quickly for perfect home…

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Perfect Tortillas

I enjoy making my own tortillas, but the dough never rolls out to a "perfect" circle. So when the individual tortillas are rolled out, cooked and cooled, I overturn a bowl on top of each tortilla…

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Pickle Juice Copper Cleaner

Save your dill pickle juice to clean the copper bottoms of your pots and pans. It works wonders! —Agnes Ground, Sullivan, Illinois

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Picnic Coolers

Here’s a tip for your next family picnic or outdoor get-together. When transporting food to one of these events, load your car with two coolers—one just for hot food and one just for cold…

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Pie Crust Cover

I like to bake frozen pies, but I don’t like using the store-bought aluminum rings that protect the edges of the crusts from burning. I soon became tired of arranging aluminum foil over the…

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Pipe Cleaner Brush

Pipe cleaners dipped in hot soapy water make handy tools for cleaning the vent pipe of a pressure cooker or the grooves in plastic food storage covers. Just bend a short piece of pipe cleaner to…

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Pizza Cutter Makes Cutting Easy

I used to have trouble cutting baked items like sheet cakes or brownies, because too much of the bakery would stick to the knife. One day, I tried using my pizza cutter instead. It rolled along…

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