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Mix spices with flour when used in batter

Published 10:21am Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A known fact about dates, it only happens ever so often. The month, date, and year all have the same dates, such as 8-8-88, (for August) 9-9-99, (for October) the 11th month, 11th date and 11th year. This has happened with the 12th month, 12th date and 12th year. This will never happen again in the 21st century.

Correct placement for dinner napkin – They are placed in the center of the sorrice plate. The only time that the napkin is put on the side is whenever a first course is put on the table before seating the guests.

Christmas hint: Get a copy of the story, “The Night Before Christmas”, and make a recording of someone reading the story or just read it from the book while you are eating your Christmas Eve dinner. This is a good way to celebrate the Christmas season.

Cooking tip: Whenever baking a cake dust the pan with sugar, it will pop out sparkling.

The life of Food – Storage time for baking soda and baking powder, Put the date on the box so you will know when to replace the item. Other storage times are; coconut one year. Opened packages should be refrigerated. Vegetable oil- keep away from heat and light. The oil will keep for one year.


Cornflake Cookies

One 12-ounce package butterscotch morsels or chocolate morsels

3/4 cup peanut butter

3 1/2 to 4 cups corn- flakes, crushed

Melt butterscotch or chocolate morsels on very low eat and add peanut butter. Mix thoroughly, add corn flake crumbs. Drop by teaspoon on wax paper.


Looking back to prices in 1935 – Mickey Mouse watch for grown-ups was $9.95, Mickey Mouse for children $2.95. Average income was $1,632, gold was $20.67 an oz., and silver was $.38 an ounce.

Know what you need whenever making a recipe. One large onion chopped is 1 cup, use 1 large carrot for 1 cup grated carrots, and 1 cup chopped sweet pepper from 1 large pepper.

Measure hints – 1 pound sugar 2 cups, 8-ozs. cream cheese is 1 cup, 8 ozs. spaghetti is 4 cups cooked.

Storage times for food – steaks 3 to 5 days, frozen 6 to 12 months, and cooked casseroles 3 to 4 days, whenever frozen 4 to 6 months. All casseroles are not good after being frozen.

History lesson– Mustard seeds were buried with Egyptian kings.

Cooking tips – Ground spices should be mixed with flour whenever spices are used in batters. If your recipe states to sift the flour and you do not have a sifter use a small vegetable steamer to sift the flour in.

Tips on cheese – Natural cheeses include cheddar, swiss and blue cheese. Swiss cheese was first made in Emmontal Valley, Switzerland, probably around the 15th century. It was the first made in the U.S. around 1850. Cheddar cheese is aged 3 to 12 months longer. Make a tea sampler by putting a selection of five bags into a china teapot and tie with ribbon.

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