Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 19, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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More egg whites, less egg……………………

An egg white has only 16 calories and 0 grams of fat compared with 54 calories and 5 grams of fat in an egg yolk. Try using 2 egg whites in place of 1 whole egg in almost any recipe.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 18, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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When canning leave the peel on………………

Canning tomatoes, pears, and plums without peeling them preserves the nutrients, prevents waste, and saves time. If you don’t prefer the texture of the peel, then by all means, remove it. But if you don’t mind it, there’s no reason not to keep it on. That being said, some fruits and vegetables should definitely be peeled:

* Peaches – canning peaches with a fuzzy peel is generally not as appetizing

* Citrus fruits – the peel on oranges, limes, lemons, and so on is bitter

* Beets – the peel is just too tough

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 17, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Eat the skin………………

All fruits and veggies have nutrient and fiber dense skin, so if you have tender product don’t bother peeling them. Just make sure it is washed well. Carrots, sweet potatoes and beets all roast up great skin on.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 16, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Meat Grades…………………..

Meat grading is a voluntary system used as a guideline to identify the tenderness, marbling and overall palatability of the meat. Lower grades of meat are not less nutritious and often tend to be leaner and better for you. In order of best first, here are the common consumer grades:

* U.S. Prime – best grade of beef which comes from steers, heifers or young bulls. This is a small percentage of the meat that is produced in the U.S. Most of this goes to restaurants.
* U.S. Choice – Less marbling than prime, choice cuts can come from steers, heifers, cows or young bulls. Used in restaurants as well as consumer retail.
* U.S. Select – The least expensive of the common grades, usually leaner, less marbled meats. Select cuts come from the same animals as choice cuts.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 15, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Cooking Chicken……………….

Covered chicken takes longer to cook in the oven than uncovered chicken. When frying, grilling, broiling, or sautéing chicken, remove pieces as they get done to avoid overcooking while finishing other pieces. White meat and smaller pieces, such as breasts and wings, will get done faster than dark meat pieces, such as legs and thighs.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 14, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Got Milk…………………

Milk DOES do a body good – especially for the development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth. But milk is a health plus only IF you can digest it readily. … Milk is also especially rich in vitamin B12 and potassium. All milk is fortified (it’s added separately) with vitamin D and helps boosts calcium absorption.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 13, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Oh nuts………………….

Add roasted seeds and nuts to your dishes. They give nuttiness and texture. They are packed with omega 3 and 6, and also iron in the case of poppy seeds. Roasting seeds brings out their flavor.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 12, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Cold Water works………………..

To ensure more of the meat winds up on your grill than stuck to your hands into cold water before molding your meat. Heat from your hands can make the ground beef stickier and more difficult to shape into patties.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 11, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | 1 Comment
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I’ve been thinking of purchasing an Instant Pot. So I came across this excellent article from the Living Well Spending Less website ( They have several tips and hints on the Instant Pot, I’ve left a link to the article and the website.

The Instant Pot not only cooks food, but it keeps it warm (and food safe) for up to 10 hours. It’s great if you need to keep food hot for a longer time or if you want to prepare it ahead of time.

The Instant Pot works best for foods you would normally cook in your slow cooker. You won’t get a crispy crust in the Instant Pot, but for soups, stews, beans and meat, the Instant Pot works great! It also works well for hard or root vegetables like potatoes, squash and beets.

Because the Instant Pot does the job of so many appliances, one of the best features is its versatility. The Instant Pot steams food, can be used for canning, works great for boiling, and even has a sauté function (which a traditional pressure cooker or crockpot can’t do). It’s energy efficient and safe to leave on unattended. I mentioned the lack of odor as well, which is amazing, especially if you’re cooking a more odiferous food.

The Instant Pot allows you to cook with whole foods—rather than opting for pre-packaged convenience foods full of sodium and preservatives, so you can make healthy foods with fewer ingredients.

For me, the biggest selling point is the way it speeds up cooking times (ridiculously fast) and reduces kitchen clutter. If you own a rice cooker, a slow cooker, a steamer, a yogurt maker and a canning pot, you can get rid of ALL of them and opt for a single appliance. The digital timing and display is really nice and quite accurate.

Dinner comes out quickly. You can cook on your schedule, rather than rushing home to put something in or take something out of the crockpot!

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 10, 2020 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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How should apples be stored…………..

* Refrigerate apples for full flavor and crunch.
* The perfect temperature for storing apples is between 32-40F degrees.
* Store in perforated plastic bags or containers that allow airflow to prevent drying.
* Apples keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

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