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Melting chocolate

Save time and energy by melting chocolate in thr microwave: depending on the amount, about 2 minutes on High should do.

- Submitted by GRAMPIAN 5/6/2010 in Cooking | 3 Comments

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I am trying to keep up with the nutrition list.

- Submitted by CHATTIEGIRL 4/27/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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Lowering Fat in Ground Meats Further

In addition to draining the ground meats, beef, turkey, chicken, pork, etc. Take the pot and put a wire strainer over it then run it under hot water and drain. This will wash away most of the fat. If you season while you cook, you'll need to re-season, because it washes your seasoning away too.

- Submitted by SINGLEMOM1960 4/16/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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easy lunch veggies

If you have lunchtime access to a microwave getting in your veggie servings is easy as throwing a bag of Birdseye Steamfresh in the microwave - ready in minutes - 4 servings!!

- Submitted by MAMAGOSS 4/13/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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mashed potatoes too runny?

Keep a box of instant mashed potatoes in the pantry, to add to homemade mashed potatoes, that need thickened up a little. Just add a small amount at a time 'til desired thickness.

- Submitted by FEELINCHUNKY38 4/13/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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Low Calorie Protein

I have learned to eat egg whites or egg white substitutes along with shrimp as my primary protein sources because they are so low in calories--more bang for my buck!

- Submitted by KARENANN1975 4/8/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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Broth

years ago we keep a stock pot on the stove and put all peeling and scraps in it and let it cook then strained it to use the broth

- Submitted by JAROCKS 4/7/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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to start a life style change

clean all the big carb foods out of your pantry or cupboards.
A great start for your new life style change.

- Submitted by RUTHANN05 4/7/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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COOKING LOW SALT

WHAT EVER YOU COOK, COOK WITH VERY LITTLE SALT. SUGAR, THE SAME.. OR USE SUBSTITUTE! emoticon

- Submitted by JIMENESU 4/7/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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Letting someone else do the cooking...

... then all I have to worry about is the portion size. Makes life MUCH easier in the kitchen for me ;)

- Submitted by ALANOFLINY 4/6/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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