Ready-to-Use Utensils

I like to have my cooking utensils at my fingertips, so I kept them in a cute crock on the counter next to my stove. But they collected dust and I always had to rewash them each time I used them.…

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Recipe Favorites

As I read through an issue of Taste of Home or a cookbook, I mark recipes I think my family will like with a star or a question mark. That way, when I’m ready to try something new, I just…

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Recipe Filing System

I have a large collection of cooking magazines and books. To help locate a recipe quickly, I rely on a simple system. Instead of writing down the entire recipe and filing it, I grab a recipe card…

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Recipe Hanger

I keep a hanger designed for pants (the kind that pinches together to hold the pants by the bottoms of the legs) in my recipe cabinet. When I’m following a recipe, I just fold the magazine over to…

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Refreshed Coconut

If flaked coconut has been frozen or becomes dried out, you can make it fresh again by placing the amount you need in a bowl and sprinkling with a few drops of water. Cover and microwave until…

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Refrigerated Cookie Dough Tips

Let dough stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften.

Beat the dough with all-purpose flour and extracts (if listed in separate recipe) until all flour is combined.


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Refrigerator Lining

I line my refrigerator drawers with disposable plastic cutting sheets, then replace them if they get wet or dirty. They work great! —Betty Christensen, Riverview, Florida

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Refrigerator Solution

To rid your refrigerator of odor, pour a little vanilla extract on a cotton ball and place it in the fridge. The odor will disappear. —Delia Kennedy, Deer Park, Washington

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Reheating Lasagna

I have a tip you can use if you need to reheat one serving of lasagna (or other cheese-topped leftovers) in the microwave. I put the lasagna into a microwave-safe dish and stick a toothpick into…

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Reheating Rice

When reheating a rice dish in the microwave, cover it with a damp microwave-safe paper towel and plastic wrap. The rice turns out so moist. You can even prepare the rice the night before, and…

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