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COOKING TIPS for starters...

willina IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 05 May 2008 at 1:51am | IP Logged

HEY WAT ABT SOME TIPS TO M AKE the foodss yummy delicious!!!!


Cooking Tips

* To slice meat into thin strips, as for Chinese dishes -
partially freeze and it will slice easily.

* A roast with the bone in will cook faster than a boneless roast -
the bone carries the heat to the inside of the roast quicker.

* For a juicer hamburger add cold water to the beef before grilling
(1/2 cup to 1 pound of meat).

* To keep cauliflower white while cooking -
add a little milk to the water.

* Let raw potatoes stand in cold water for at least half an hour
before frying to improve the crispness of french-fried potatoes.

* Buy mushrooms before they "open." When stems and caps are attached
snugly, mushrooms are truly fresh.

* Lettuce keeps better if you store in refrigerator without washing
first so that the leaves are dry. Wash the day you are going to use.

* Do not use metal bowls when mixing salads.
Use wooden, glass or china.

* A Perfect Pastry Crust? In your favorite recipe, substitute a
4:1 ratio of lard:butter.

* To make your own corn meal mix: combine 1 cup corn meal, 1 cup
all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 4 teaspoons baking

powder. You can store it in a tightly covered container for

up to 6 months.

* It's important to let a roast -- beef, pork, lamb or poultry --
sit a little while before carving. That allows the juices to

retreat back into the meat. If you carve a roast too soon,

much of its goodness will spill out onto the carving board.

* Microwave a lemon for 15 seconds and double the juice you get
before squeezing.

* Microwave garlic cloves for 15 seconds and the skins slip
right off.

* When slicing a hard boiled egg, try wetting the knife just before
cutting. If that doesn't do the trick, try applying a bit of

cooking spray to the edge.

* Rescue stale or soggy chips and crackers: Preheat the oven to
300F. Spread the chips or crackers in a single layer on a

baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes. Allow to cool,

then seal in a plastic bag or container.

* The best way to store fresh celery is to wrap it in aluminum
foil and put it in the refrigerator--it will keep for weeks.

* Store freshly cut basil on your kitchen counter in a glass
with the water level covering only the stems. Change the

water occasionally. It will keep for weeks this way,

even develop roots! Basil hates to be cold, so NEVER put

it in the refrigerator. Also, regular cutting encourages

new growth and healthier plants.

* A dampened paper towel or terry cloth brushed downward on a cob of
corn will remove every strand of corn silk.

* Fresh eggs' shells are rough and chalky; old eggs are smooth and

* No "curly" bacon for breakfast when you dip it into cold water
before frying.

* When working with dough, don't flour your hands; coat them with
olive oil to prevent sticking.

* Use a gentle touch when shaping ground beef patties. Overhandling
will result in a firm, compact texture after cooking. Don't press

or flatten with spatula during cooking.

Given by shijhu(thanks frnd)

           1. peel da onion and keep in refrigerator for 10/15 min tear chopping LOL Clap 

          2.take one part of vinegar and three parts of water and wipe da kitchen platform with dis     solution insects will repel


Edited by willina - 10 May 2008 at 1:24am

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shruti_5 IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 05 May 2008 at 1:20pm | IP Logged
great tips!! thanks a lot! Clap
willina IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 06 May 2008 at 10:36am | IP Logged
just 1 comment????? Confused Cry Cry
dp_p Senior Member

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Posted: 07 May 2008 at 8:00am | IP Logged
I have lot of cooking tips for each and every recipe. Check it out! Carrot halwa makes a great summer food! Thank you all for your wonderful input. I have reached 100th recipe on my blog! I started about 3 months ago and wanted to post a recipe each day till I reach 100. At times I thought I would not be able to maintain my regular posts but I made it. Hooray! I am in the celebration mood.

Come check it out! Thanks in advance.

Please pass it to those who are interested!

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payal_r Goldie

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Posted: 08 May 2008 at 9:56am | IP Logged
Thanks for the great tips Big smile Clap Clap
sabm786 IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 08 May 2008 at 4:21pm | IP Logged
thanks alot.. Big smile
shijhu IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 09 May 2008 at 8:28am | IP Logged
woww great tips dear lovely post can i add on too Big smile

peel da onion and keep in refrigerator for 10/15 min tear chopping LOL Clap

take one part of vinegar and three parts of water and wipe da kitchen platform with dis solution insects will repel
Ishan. IF-Stunnerz

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Posted: 30 December 2008 at 1:52pm | IP Logged
hey thanks for sharing
and the last 2 tips are really cool!!!Smile

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