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Things I Wish I would have known about cooking Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jay Carson
Added: Saturday, May 31, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
-Hate chopping veggies: Vidalia Chop Wizard actually works saving prep time!!
-To thicken soups or stews: Remove about 1/4 from the pot & blend in a food processor or blender until smooth & return to pot & stir. This also makes it taste like it has simmered for hours!
-Frozen hash browns will also thicken the soup or stew & increase quantity when unexpected guests drop by at dinner time.
- When Baking - Replace 1/2 oil in recipes with applesauce, smashed bananas, baby food, or mashed potatoes
- Condensed milk & evaporated milk are not the same thing!

Directions:
Directions:
-- To quickly thaw frozen vegetable put in colander & run cold water over them.
- To keep avocados from discoloring, place the pit in the bowl & cover with plastic wrap.
- When using fresh herbs use 2-3 times as much as you would have used dried herbs.
-You can "fry" a lot of things in water instead of oil or reduce the amount of oil by adding water so it doesn't stick or cook down.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
- Too much fresh veggys? Blanch the veggy 3-4 minutes, dump in ice & put in freezer bags; will last up to 6 months.
Cooking should be fun! Creative! You don't have to be exact (except in baking).

 

 

 

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