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Freezing Leftover Tomato Paste

Okay, one of my biggest pet peeves is opening up a can of tomato paste, because a recipe calls for 2 or 3 tablespoons, and then trying to figure out what to do with the rest….before it goes bad. How many times have you discovered that little an of half used tomato paste, loosely covered …

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Getting Honey Out of a Measuring Cup

At last, lose that sinking feeling when reading “measure a 1/2 cup of honey…” Anything sticky is just plain hard to measure.  You pour it into the cup, then you pour it into your bowl or pot, and a thick coating is always left inside the measuring cup, drip drip dripping, but never fully getting …

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Peeling Ginger With a Spoon

Have fun with ginger’s bumps and knobs by trading a paring knife in for a thin teaspoon. And there’s more good news – even little kids can help with this.  If you give a willing child a knob of ginger and a teaspoon you will give them something to keep them busy for quite a …

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Fruit Salad on a Stick

When most of us think of dessert, we don’t necessarily think of fruit.  And unless we’ve created a serious fruit paradigm in our houses, our kids definitely don’t either.  Like, mom, that’s a snack, not a dessert. I’m a firm believer that everything tastes better on a stick and, furthermore, that kids are more willing …

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Writing With Melted Chocolate

A very cool way to personalize anything by writing with melted chocolate—no pastry bag needed. (And no clean-up, either!) Wielding a big pastry decorating bag with icing is not in most of our comfort zones.  And writing with that pastry bag?  Yeesh, tough.  Not to mention the idea of making frosting that is just the …

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