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Carryout Utensils

Hold on to the plastic utensils that come with fast food or carryout meals. I keep the plastic knives in my sugar and flour canisters, using them to level off measuring cups and spoons when using…

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Celery Leaves

When I have a bunch of celery with nice leaves, I cut off the leaves, wash and drain them, and place on a cookie sheet. I dry the leaves in my oven, then crush and store in a jar. They add nice…

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Cereal Storage

I keep a plastic cereal container handy. When boxes of cereal get low, I empty whatever is left into the container. The combinations of cereals create variety and eliminate storing a lot of…

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Cheese Peeler

I use my potato peeler to slice cheese paper-thin. —Alma K., Alma, Wisconsin

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Cheese Slicer

In a previous issue, a reader mentioned that she uses dental floss to cut cake layers horizontally. That reminded me that I use new fishing line for slicing sticky Velveeta cheese into slices and…

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Cheesy Pasta Salad

Our family loves all kinds of pasta salads. When a recipe calls for cubed cheese, I use string cheese or cheese stick snacks instead. Just unwrap and slice them into cubes. Since the cheese is…

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Cherry Pit Clip

I wash a metal paper clip and use it to pit fresh cherries. Just unfold one end of the paper clip, leaving the other end folded. Insert the U-shaped end into the cherry. Loosen the pit and pull it…

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Chili with Beans

When my children were small, they hated kidney beans in their chili, but I wanted to make sure they got all the protein and fiber the beans provide. So I’d puree three-fourths of the beans and…

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Chip Clips

Instead of using those expensive plastic “chip clips” to close your opened bags of snacks, try the little black binder clips or jumbo paper clips. You can buy a small box of multiple clips for…

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Chopped Chocolate Chips

I use my blender to finely chop chocolate chips when a recipe calls for them. It’s quick and easy. —Loretta Good, Goshen, Indiana

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