According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 45% of fruits and vegetables that are produced are wasted!  That makes this group of foods the most wasted of all food groups. Add to this the energy and resources that it takes to grow, distribute and process produce in the […]
How Long to Boil Hot Dogs?
How long should you boil hot dogs in order to cook them?
Hot dogs should be remain in boiling water for about 3 to 4 minutes to become hot all the way through.
The truth is that hot dogs are fully […]
Does Apple Pie Need to be Refrigerated?
An Apple pie does not need to be refrigerated if it is whole and kept covered.
BUT, once an apple pie is opened, cut or sliced it SHOULD be placed into the refrigerator for both safe keeping and to extend its shelf life.
These pretzel dogs (often called Bagel Dogs) rival Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Dogs, for sure. They are easy to make with this copy-cat recipe and even easier to serve. But, if you are making a lot of them you will want to elicit a buddy to help because the rolling does get rather […]
The best time to add oil to a pan when preparing to pan fry is after the empty pan has been put on the burner and allowed to heat. Heat the pan first, then add oil to the pan. Allow the oil to heat and then let it spread across the pan before […]
It’s Monday again and as we get further settled into this stay-at-home lifestyle… more and more cupboards are getting into some tip-top shape. Since shelf stable products tend to last much longer than any printed dates may suggest, these cupboards get cleaned far less frequently than the refrigerator. Looking for some variety […]
Eat a bowl, save water. OK, there’s probably no truth in that statement as most of these ideas will greatly benefit from having a serving plate underneath when eating. But, plates fit more concisely into a dishwasher than bowls, so maybe a run can be saved on the machine at least.
Throwing away scraps of fruits and vegetables doesn’t seem like a big deal. It might even seem like nothing… but imagine if you piled up all those scraps for a year… they would soon turn into a mound and then grow into a hill (depending, of course, on how much you cook). Here […]
Fresh garlic adds flavor to most every dish. Yet struggling with that ultra thin slightly purple natural wrapper that so tightly encases each and every clove of garlic can sometimes be a time consuming issue to remove. Relax, there is an easy way to peel garlic cloves!
Prepare to be amazed when trying […]
Think twice before you throw away that end cut off the romaine lettuce or the base of a celery stalk… it’s possible to regrow lettuce, regrow celery and many other produce from that vegetable scrap! Many vegetable scraps can be simply stuck into a glass of water and set in the sun […]