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Best Way To Store Natural Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter - Milk

Love natural peanut and other nut butters, but don’t like when the oil separates? Simply stir it once and then store the jar in the refrigerator. The nut butter will stay combined and it will keep fresher longer.

Banish Pantry Bugs

Glass - Bay laurel

A bay leaf slipped into a container of flour, pasta, or rice will help repel bugs. Either dried or fresh leaves work.

Perfect Bacon Every Time

Apple pizza - Whole wheat pizza dough

To make perfect, hassle-free crispy bacon, turn on your oven! Simply lay bacon strips evenly in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400º F. on the middle rack for 15-20 minutes (give it a quick check at the 10-minute mark). No flipping required. Drain and serve. And don’t forget to save the

Kitchen Space Saver

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Use a thermos or insulated coffee carafe to keep Thanksgiving gravy warm while you put the final touches on the meal. This frees up much-needed space on the stove. Then simply pour it into a gravy boat and serve.

Clever Way To Recycle Newspaper

Newspaper display advertising - Journalism

Here’s a clever way to recycle newspaper pages: Line your refrigerator’s vegetable drawers with sheets to absorb odors, catch spills, leaks, and excess moisture.

Egg Slicer To The Rescue!

Egg slicer - Kitchen

Use an egg slicer to create even, uniform slices of soft foods such as mushrooms, olives, bananas, butter, kiwi, and strawberries.

Make Your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Out of pumpkin pie spice? You can make your own easily. Simply combine 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, 1½ teaspoons ground allspice, and 1½ teaspoons ground cloves. Use the amount stated in your pie recipe. Store remaining in an air-tight jar or plastic bag.

Cooking With Apple Cider

Apple cider - Cider

Fresh apple cider is a delicious beverage but it also complements your favorite dishes. Try using it to moisten stuffing for turkey or chicken, or to baste baked apples. It can also be boiled into a syrupy glaze for cakes.

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