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Tip of the Month 7/1/2015

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  SALT to Taste:  Don’t think for a moment that salt is salt.  If you are into cooking then you know that salt is an important commodity!  Salts have become very trendy, however – red

Tip of the Month 6/1/2015

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  Fresh herbs versus Dried:  Because dried herbs lack the moisture of fresh herbs, their flavor is much more concentrated.  The general rule is to use one-third the amount of dried herbs as you would

Tip of the Month 5/1/2015

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Does Garlic ever go bad? How should I store it? Yes. When garlic cloves start to shrivel and soften, and dark spots appear, they’ve seen better days. Eating garlic at this stage won’t

Tip of the Month 3/1/2015

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Brown spots on your cauliflower? Why not use a potato peeler to remove those yucky spots.

Tip of the Month 8/1/2015

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  Skimming the Fat:  To remove excess grease from browned ground beef or sausage, “blot” the extra fat from the pan using a piece of bread.  This also works for skimming fat off the top

Tip of the Month – 4/1/2015

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When a recipe calls for butter that’s been melted and cooled, melt just a little over half of the amount called for in the microwave, then stir in the remaining butter.  The heat from

Whipped Cream

Tip of the Month 4/1/2015

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Making whipped cream? I recommend using pasteurized heavy cream to make whipped cream. It has a higher milk fat content than whipping cream and has a richer flavor and nearly doubles in volume. Plus

Tip of the Month – 3/1/2015

Tip of the Month – 3/1/2015

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Sized Right When rolling dough to a specific dimension, placing masking tape on the work surface in the shape and size needed takes the guess work out of measuring.  I just roll until I get

Tip of the Month 2/17/2015

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Stay-Clean Twine To keep butcher’s twine clean and tangle-free, I feed it through a hole cut into one corner of a resealable plastic bag.  That way it’s always sanitary and easy to use when I

Tip of the Month – 1/10/2015

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Looking for a quick cutter?   The plastic cap from a nonstick spray can is a perfect substitute for a 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter.  The edge is sharp enough to cleanly cut through the cookie dough.

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