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Marty, it's like a regular pressure cooker but is a stand-alone appliance that has a built-in timer. It's really handy.

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never heard of an electric pressure cooker



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I love my membership to America's Test Kitchen. They have wonderful tried and true recipes and videos too. It is worth the price. Cook's Kitchen is anoher good one.

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Poandrea, aren't they the best thing EVER?! I love my electric pressure cooker SO HARD!

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2/18/14 11:56 A

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LOVELOVELOVE my electric pressure cooker! 30 min beans, from bag to bowl.

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Erica, go to Amazon and type rotisserie, you may find one there. I have a Farberware open hearth rotisserie/broiler but it is 40 years old. I hope this helps.

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Here's my tip for the day: Use your meat thermometer.

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Does anyone know where I can get a good rotisserie cooker? I love rotisserie chicken and sometimes would like to make my own instead of always going out to buy one. My mother has one that also has a steamer on top for cooking vegetables but I've been unable to find one like it.

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I do freeze it. It always gets eaten before long though so can't opine much on the shelf life. My family is a bunch of frozen yogurt monsters! The kids' squeezable yogurts (Dannon?) from the supermarket are in the shape of popsicles and make easy "yogurtsicles" that even DH enjoys.

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Does any one know if you can freeze yogurt? I want to freeze some to mix with with berries for a smoothy.

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I love having the recipes on the computer too. BTW I just made the asparagus rolled in filo leaves featured here on the Spark pages. It made a beautiful brunch with poached eggs and fresh strawberries.

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So many recipe sites online. A plethora of information at you fingertips

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I love having my recipes at my finger tips through my computer. easy to access and I don't have to lug out different cookbooks. Also love the online cooking measurement conversions sites. Also I can save my own recipes that I have come up with on my computer. Makes cooking so much more easy and fun.

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I was just realizing that one of my most useful kitchen tools is my recipe holder. Has conversion details on the side, and glass to protect my recipe books. Awesome! I registered for it on a whim and I love it!

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Here's a great tool/tip: binder clips! You know, the ones you get from an office supply store? They are great for closing plastic bags and keeping things like brown sugar fresh and soft. Better than chip clips, because they are smaller but have a very strong hold. I use them all the time.

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great tips on here - thanks for sharing everybody! emoticon

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I too love hard boiled eggs and buttered toast for breakfast, I always have, However, I can't get down with this soft boiled you speak of!!! If it's still wet I will not eat it!!! lol But to each her own!!
In fact I need to go ahead and boil some eggs now so I have some on hand, ready to go!!


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I too like boiled eggs. I think they 'complete' a salad. I am careful to not order them when eating out, however, as I don't know how they have been stored.

One of my favorite breakfasts is a soft boiled egg with lightly buttered toast. Mmm. Yum. I just boil the egg for 3 minutes and 'spoon' it into a small bowl with a little salt and pepper. Stir it up a bit and dip strips of toast in. Something just is perfect about that texture.

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I use hard boiled eggs for everything from salads to by themselves and think they are great. I even have a pampered chef egg slicer to make using them easier.

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To all who say they like hard boiled eggs: you'll think twice before you eat another one after watching Paul Newman down 50 of them (gag! urp!) in the movie 'Cool hand Luke'.

They were making them in the school cafeteria a month ago. I got the dry heaves so bad, I had to leave school. They have not made them since.

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Disagree, Steve! I love hard boiled eggs!! I was thinking of making some this morning, turning them into egg salad with mustard and just a little mayo, then using them as a substitute for dressing on a giant spinach salad. It's such a yummy meal, particularly if the eggs are still warm.Quality protein, lots of veg!

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TIP: the only real use for hard boiled eggs...practice golf balls. FORE!!!

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when I cook potatoes for potato salad, I will add my eggs to the same pan. when I get ready to peel my eggs, I will roll them 1st. it will make the eggs easier to peel. I diced up my onions as the potatoes and eggs are cooking. I add some celery to my potato salad and top with bacon bits, add some to my deviled eggs.

when I make Swedish meatballs, I will make some extra for spaghetti or a meatball sandwich i. And freeze them until you are ready to use. I sometimes use Cream of Mushroom; dilute with 1/2 can of milk and pour over meatballs. Stirring until gravy is warm or hot.

dicing onions-- knife under running cold water each time you slice the onion and chewing gum helps too. I have tried these

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spatula!

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Welcome, NETSRIK2006! There's lots of good info throughout this forum. I'd suggest reading back through the messages.

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im new here and i really don't know where to begin so please enlighten me... ;)

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I bought a food scale about 18 months ago. Didn't use it but maybe once or twice the first 17 months I had it. Now, however, I probably use it for at least two meals out of the day. I LOVE it! I learned a lot when I started to use it. I thought that my food was "heavier" than it actually is. I love that it doesn't make me feel deprived! emoticon

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I recently purchased a food scale ... thinking that will help me. Silly thing is - I haven't even used it yet ! I really need to get it going and start using it regularly.

Anything else I should think about as far as tips, etc? I think maybe this would be a good week-end to clean everything out of my spice cabinet - threw away the items that are way to old to even think about keeping and possibly start over again !!!

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4Real4Me, I have been shopping at Penzey's spices, and I agree that the smaller companies have spices that taste so much fresher and better!

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My favorite thing to do right now is adding spices. I use to love McCormic but that was until I found myspicesage.com. OMG! these are the best spices I have every had. they made what you get at the store look like amateur hour.

Everything is sweeter with less and hot with less. We love making goulash here and when we found their Hungarian Goulash we just had to try it. I only bought an ounce but since so little is used we still have some left over and we bought it November.

They are the best I have every had.

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What great suggestions. They all sound wonderful - I can't wait to try some of them out!

THIGHMASTEROMG - I'm eagerly waiting for my bananas to freeze! I'd never thought of using them instead of ice cream ... but it sounds heavenly. I am nearly addicted to frozen grapes and berries. BETTER than candy, IMO. yummmm

I'm pacing up and down by the mailbox waiting for delivery of my immersion blender. I'm so impatient! I love soups, especially cream soups; I have so many recipes for veggie cream soups, but I live in an apartment, and it's SUCH a chore to hoist out my big KA blender... I can't keep it handy because there's naturally no counter space in an apartment kitchen. Not mine, anyway. And the hand mixer just isn't up to the task. I feel like a kid ... I can hardly wait for the mailman to bring me my "present"!

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nice tip i read to reduce the fat and calories of heavy cream sauce, just replace them with evaporated light milk, or greek yogurt and you can still enjoy the creamy texture with much less calories and fat!

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oh, have u tried Lakanto? its an all natural zero calorie sweetner that is good for baking. The website for it said that it has health properties and is good for weightloss.

haven't tried it yet, but my sister is supposed to be giving me a whole bunch of it to try

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There would be plenty of sugar, but some of them break down to bitterness. It's an interesting question!

I'm trying to get artificial sweetners and other "fake foods" out of my life, because the research all indicates that they are counterproductive for weightloss.

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MissG, it might still work bcus the cake would not be relying on the sugar from the pudding for structure as the cake itself would already have plenty of sugar. i will try it tho to be sure and let u know

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Weather, I'm not sure about the sugar-free pudding working. A lot of artificial sweeteners do not hold up under heat.

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a good way of getting a really moist cake is to add one box of instant pudding in the mix. DO NOT COOK THE INSTANT PUDDING you can use any flavor and it makes the cake so moist! its like adding a bowl of pudding to a cake, but you also might want to add about 1/4 cup of extra liquid (like water or milk). I've only used this with cake mixes, cause they are sometimes dry by themselves.

idea: use coconut pudding for coconut cake, choco for chocolate cake, pistachio for a white cake or make up any flavor combination you like

also try sugar free instant pudding for less calories, never tried this before but im sure it would still work

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If you don't want to spend the money to replace your bakeware with silicon bakeware, parchment paper is the bomb. It's silicon infused, and everything slides right off of it. It also decreases the cleanup because nothing gets on your bakeware. It's like magic.

Also, the stick or immersion blender is the greatest invention of all time, particularly when it comes to making soups or other hot dishes. No more handling hot liquids in batches, extra dirty pots, or blender/food processer cleanup. And the nicest, smoothest veggie soups imaginable.

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A tip from my chef son: He mashes and freezes ripe bananas and then, when he has a craving for ice cream, he eats a scoop of frozen banana. He served us wheat germ and flax seed pancakes with a scoop of frozen banana and a sprinkling of toasted pecans yesterday morning for breakfast. Fantastic!

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To replace the fat-based French sauces that I so dearly love, I have been making yummy sauces with both white and red balsamic vinegars.

A reduction of red balsamic and fat-free chicken broth makes an intensely flavorful sauce. Adding a splash of white balsamic to braising liquid for spinach or other veggies is also yummy and adds a sophisticated touch to a meal so that guests won't think they're eating a boring "diet" meal.

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Found a cool, lower fat way to make tacos tonight. I sprayed tortillas with cooking spray, then draped them over the oven rack and cooked at 350 to make BAKED taco shells! Still as good as my old fried shells, but they were waaaaaayy less fat!

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You mite want to check out Trader Joe's PB...it's about $1.79...with ONE ingredient...peanuts! (for the unsalted version)...it's SO good, and the 200 cals for 2 tbsps are well worth it...it's full of monounsaturated fats, which are really good for you...

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Yup. So is peanut butter. Two things i CRAVE that I won't be able to buy....or will have to budget for $ and calorie wise.

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I have also heard that having it in the freezer for ten minutes helps as well.

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I heard on TV today that if you are going to dice your onions to leave the root end on until you are done dicing it. That is where all acid (that makes you cry) and will not make you cry.. I can not remember what cooking show it was on and if I do remember I will let you all know. I have blog on measurements if you all want to check them out.

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Which explains why the 3 Musketeers bar is the lowest calorie of the Mars bars.


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Never say you didn't have enough time: You have the same amount of time that was given to Helen Keller, Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Winston Churchill.

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I heard this on the Colbert Report. Candy makers are whipping air into the chocolate to make the candy bars look bigger.

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Hope most of you have tried out the new SparkPage, 'Perfect Produce". It's a real time saver for those of us that use as much uncanned, unfrozen produce as we can to cook with!

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6/25/11 2:29 A

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I would like some Microwave dessert recipes.
Our electricity bills are going up by 17& this year so we are changing how we use our power
or trying to.

Hope some one can help

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5/25/11 6:16 P

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When I chop onions, I light a short candle, usually a tea light or a votive, and place it near my cutting board. I learned the trick from a chef; he said they used in the kitchens he worked in. The flame draws in some of the chemical that makes your eyes burn.

It works best if you light the candle before you start chopping the onions. I usually forget about the candle, start chopping, burn my eyes, and then stop chopping and light a candle.

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5/13/11 4:33 P

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when I think I'm going to make potato salad, cook my potatoes and the eggs in the same pan. Saves time and get 2 things done together.

When I'm cutting onions, I take the knife under cold water each time under cold water. Or you can chew gum and Mom has tried this trick. Helps your eyes from crying.

And I cut my green peppers and onions, I can put them in a container and freeze. Saves time when you are making meatloaf.

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I've heard about taking vinegar to get rid of gas. I'll have to try it. Thanks for posting this tip.

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5/12/11 8:16 A

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I use my hard boil egg slicer for more than eggs! Works great on Strawberrys cut the stem off with a knife then insert the strawberry into the egg slicer and push it through. Also works great for mushrooms,Kiwi,any small soft veg or fruit! emoticon



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I made one of the recipies here... breakfast granola bar. I didn't have apple sauce so used Greek Yogurt, didn't use the flour, and added 1/2 cup raisin, craisins, and walnuts... YUM!
Now I know that yogurt works ... my hubby could only say ''' OOHHHHMMMMMMMMM!
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3/25/11 12:53 P

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Silicon bakeware is wonderful. A similarly great invention is the Silpat cookie sheet. It is a rubbery-looking flexible sheet that you put on top of your regular cookie sheet. Don't grease the Silpat at all. The cookies (or whatever) just slide of the Silpat after baking without ANY sticking. We started with one (they're not cheap) but now own four. They are wonderful!

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It is so gloomy out today I just want to hibernate till spring. The tip I have for today is to read
the book "I Can Make You Thin" by Paul McKenna. It comes with A CD. I saw him on Dr. Oz.
Anyone else using this book?

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Just wanted to stop by and say hello to everyone! You know I just heard that chocolate prices is going up? Now how come everything we like or buy always goes up in price?

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1/24/11 2:33 A

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Robo stir sounds a little like the magnetic stirrers used in the lab. You put the rod in the beaker and place beaker on the pad. Works well in the lab, even can create vortex.

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I guess i have to say "what next?" emoticon

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We enjoy watching QVC. Today they have something new for cooking in the microwave--the food sure looked good--I think the name was Tasty something. anyway we may look into it next payday.

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We've all seen a lot of weird cooking tools that are advertised on TV. I just saw one of the weirdest. It's call the Robo Stir. You turn it on, stick in the pot, and it gyrates it's way around the pot stirring and reaching every part of the pan so nothing stick or burns! You can even turn your back on the pot! Has anyone seen/tried this? I'm curious as to what you think.

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