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Tips & Tricks


I admit, I can be lazy. If there’s a shortcut, I’ll take it. If there’s a foolproof way to cook something, I want to know about it. And if there’s anyway I can wash one less dish, I’m all about it. So here is a list of tips and tricks that make my life a little easier.

For your convenience and because I’m kind of nerdy, the list is alphabetized. I hope they will make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable and more efficient. If you have a tip of your own that you would like to share, please send it my way! You can Contact Me here.


Apple Varieties – What’s good for baking and what’s good for eating?

Baking with Zucchini – How do I prepare zucchini for my recipes?

Blanching Green Beans – How to cook your green beans while keeping them crisp and fresh!

Using a Bread Machine – What you can use it for and some tips to get your best bread baking!  

Bread Molds – How to use these nifty tubes to shape your bread for the perfect little appetizer!

Using the Broiler in Your Oven – Toast & reheat in minutes!

Food Safety – How to defrost and properly cook your meat!

Fresh Garlic – The skinny on garlic, mincing or using a press!

Grilling Burgers – How to enjoy hamburgers with that off-the-grill taste all winter long!

Ground Beef Mix – Save time & money by making and freezing your own Ground Beef Mix!

Making Your Own Proof Box – Use your oven to create a warm, moist environment for raising dough!