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  • Taming the Juice

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    Before you carve meat or poultry, put paper towels or (older) dish towels under the cutting board, allowing the towels to extend several inches beyond the edges of the board. The towels will absorb the juice that runs off the … Continue reading

  • Hamburger Heaven

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    Take the time to make your own hamburger patties rather than buying them already made. You can pick the kind of beef you like and, most importantly, blend seasoning throughout the beef before the patties are formed. Put the ground … Continue reading

  • Scalloped Potatoes

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    Scalloped potatoes make a great holiday side dish. They can be made the day before, then heated through for meal time.

  • Roasted Vegetables

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    Consider roasted vegetables for an easy but spectacular side dish to compliment any special meal. All they need is a little olive oil, salt and pepper, and they can be roasted until almost done before the oven is turned over … Continue reading

  • Don’t Forget the Bread

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    Bread or dinner rolls are often a last minute thought for a special celebration meal. The host is already so busy with every other detail, the bread can be forgotten and then relegated to whatever is left on the grocery … Continue reading

  • Cranberry Classics for Today

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    Cranberry sauce is an iconic Thanksgiving side dish that, like lots of iconic holiday side dishes, can be tricky to tinker with. People like their traditions, but “newer” versions are often truly better… just don’t try to tell anybody that! … Continue reading

  • Summer Selections

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    For Fourth of July or any summertime celebration, consider some fun non-alcoholic beverages to serve. Now’s the time to reach in the freezer for that lemon juice that was wisely squeezed and saved when the lemon trees were at their … Continue reading

  • Water with a Twist

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    It’s a good idea to have plenty of water available for guests throughout an event. Dress up a pitcher of cool water with fresh produce like sliced cucumbers, mint leaves, strawberries, kiwis or orange slices. Pick whatever seasonal produce looks … Continue reading

  • Berry Beautiful

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    To keep fresh berries fresh for several days, remove them from their cartons, discard any molded berries and eat or separate any berries that have burst and are leaking juice. Cover a plate or tray with a paper towel, and … Continue reading

  • Cheese-saver

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    Shred leftover bits of cheese and combine them together for a mixed cheese shred to make quesadillas or pizza, or to top pasta.

  • Fresh Bread Forever (Almost)

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    Store leftover “artisanal” bread (like a sourdough or ciabatta loaf) in an airtight container on the counter. For bread that won’t be used within a day or two, put the container in the freezer. When you’re ready to use the … Continue reading

  • Banana-rama

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    If the bananas on the counter are past their “use by” date, peel them and put them in a freezer-safe container or plastic bag, and put them in the freezer. They’ll be perfect for making banana bread or smoothies later!

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