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Hulling Strawberries with a Straw

A hulled strawberry is a strawberry that has had its stem and the fleshy white pulp removed. Many people think this pulp is flavorless and it can be tough so they hull them to make sure they only get the … Continue reading

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Buttered Cookie Sheets

Most cookies don’t require the cookie sheet to be greased or buttered, but there are a few exceptions, such as baking oatmeal cookies. I don’t use the non-stick spray because it is full of nasty chemicals. Using oil is just … Continue reading

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Keeping Lettuce Crisp

I love lettuce and spinach. I often grab a few leaves throughout the day just to munch on with nothing added, just the simple crunch of the leaves and I’m in heaven! But they always seemed to wilt too fast, … Continue reading

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Storing Asparagus

Uncooked asparagus can stay fresh in the refrigerator for three or four days, maybe a little longer if kept properly. The secret is keeping the asparagus cool and damp. Store asparagus spears standing upright in a glass or a container … Continue reading

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Freezing Chili

              There were times when I would hunger for a chili cheeseburger and would break down and buy a can of chili (before I knew my son was allergic to garlic and onions). It … Continue reading

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Seeding an Avocado

I love avocado with a light sprinkling of mineral salt for breakfast, but I’ve always hated fighting with it and making a mess just to get the skin off and the seed out. This was before I became a domestic … Continue reading

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Dishwasher: Clean or Dirty

I’m sure I’m not the only parent who hated to hear this question, “Were the dishes in the dishwasher clean or dirty?” AFTER the kids helpfully put dirty dishes in it. Of course, most times the answer was, “They are.. … Continue reading

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