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Must-Read Cooking Tips

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Must-Read Cooking Tips

Meatballs Made Easy
Keep your hands wet when making meatballs. This will help keep the meat from sticking to your hands.

Like Juicy Burgers?
Add one egg white, stiffly beaten, to each pound of hamburger.

Baking Secret
Think round when baking a cake. Round pans instead of square help eliminate overcooked corners.

Fluffy Eggs
For fluffy eggs, use water, NOT MILK, when making scrambled eggs or omelettes. Milk doesn’t blend with the eggs and will make them watery. Water makes them fluffy.

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For More Flavorful Vegetables:

  • Cook vegetables in chicken, beef, or vegetable broth.
  • Salt vegetables (if desired) cooked in a microwave after they are cooked and not before. This prevents liquid from being drawn out and interfering with the microwave.
  • Try adding a little garlic salt to fresh veggies. Adds a nice flavor.

More useful tips can be found in our archives and in the current edition of the Farmers’ Almanac.

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