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Quick Way to Get Lemon Peel

The quickest way to make grated lemon peel for recipes is to slice off big pieces of peel and grind them for just a few seconds in a food processor. —LaRue H., Safford, Arizona

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Quick-and-Easy Potato Salad

Here’s how I make a quick-and-easy potato salad. I use canned potatoes instead of spending time peeling and cooking fresh potatoes. They taste the same, and this method keeps the kitchen cool when…

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Quick-Fix Biscuits

To make biscuits in a hurry, I pat or roll the dough into a rectangle and cut out square biscuits with a pizza cutter. The dough only needs to be rolled out once since there are no little leftover…

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Quicker Stuffed Cabbage

When making stuffed cabbage, layer the cabbage and meat mixture in a pan instead of rolling the mixture up in each leaf. This cuts your preparation time in half. —Roberta B., Hamden,…

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Quickly Clean Green Peppers

I’ve found that a melon baller works great to scoop out the seeds and membranes from green peppers. —Charline S., San Diego, California

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Quickly Make Juice Concentrates

Need to quickly prepare juice from a can of frozen concentrate? Slide the frozen concentrate into a pitcher, then mash it with a potato masher. It will dissolve in water a lot faster. —Katie F.,…

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Rainbow Frosting

To decorate Easter cookies or cakes, fill a decorating bag or a resealable plastic bag with a tablespoon each of frosting in different colors—then squeeze out a pretty frosting rainbow!…

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Raisin Bread

When I make cinnamon raisin bread in my bread machine, I mix the raisins and cinnamon together in a bowl before adding to the machine. This keeps the raisins from clumping together. —Stacy…

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Ranch Deviled Eggs

Instead of mixing mayonnaise and mustard with the yolks to fill deviled eggs, I simply mix the yolks with bacon ranch salad dressing. It’s fast and gives the appetizers a different taste.…

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Raspberry Jelly

To freeze raspberries from our garden, I rinse them and pack them in a 4-pound ice cream pail. When it's time to make jelly, I empty the pail into the top of a steamer and let the berry juice drip…

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