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How to clean a rusty cast iron skillet

You may have found a box of pots and pans at a yard sale or an auction and buried in the bottom of the box under all the rest, you spy a real prize. It is an old cast iron skillet. This piece of cookware was burned and crusty on the outside and rusted on the inside; however, it did have its lid!... More

How to make very small amounts of salad dressing

Salad dressing for one or two - the easy way Making a small amount of emulsified salad dressing can be a challenge. It's very hard to whip up a good emulsion with a fork! Even a hand blender requires you to make more dressing than you want if it's just one or two of you for dinner. With a milk... More

How to make Mom’s homemade apple pie

Tips for making apple pie just like Mom used to make it The smell of an apple pie cooling on the counter certainly brings back childhood memories. While you can easily buy a pie at the bakery, nothing beats the taste of the apple pie you make yourself or the feeling of satisfaction... More

How to make compound butter

How to make herbed butter There are many ways to add flavor to anything we cook - secrets that none of the chefs or great cooks want to share. Well, here is one of those dark secrets. Here is a method for adding deep richness and alluring pungency to any sauce or vegetable. What is the secret?... More

How to make apple coffee cake

Tips for making a delicious apple coffee cake Coffee cake is the name given to a cake that is served with tea or coffee as a snack. In spite of its name, it does not contain any coffee in the list of ingredients. This coffee cake recipe is quite moist because of the apple filling. At the same... More

How to make original Nestle® Toll House® chocolate chip cookies

Guide to making an all time favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe Possibly the mother of all chocolate chip cookie recipes, Nestles Toll House cookies were created in 1930 by Ruth Wakefield at the Toll House Inn owned by her and her husband. What started as a simple Butter Drop Do cookie evolved... More

How to make ice cream in a plastic bag

"I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!" Nothing tastes better than ice cream on a hot day, unless it’s homemade ice cream. If you think it’s a lot of work to make homemade ice cream, particularly those of you who have memories of cranking the old-fashioned ice cream... More

How to make cookies from a cake mix

Quick and easy chocolate chip cookies If you want to make traditional chocolate chip cookies in a snap here is your chance. Simply use a yellow cake mix and three more ingredients to make delicious, moist and chewy cookies. Create an impromptu celebration any day by making these super easy... More

How to make chocolate buttercream icing

Make the best chocolate icing you ever ate Don't waste your hard earned money buying the canned icings and icing mixes, try this quick and easy chocolate buttercream icing on anything that needs to be blessed with icing. If you love mounds of thick, creamy, chocolate buttercream icing piled high... More

How to cook trout over a campfire

How to cook a trout on a spit, over a campfire Cooking on a spit is a method for roasting meats which have been skewered securely through and through and then placed close to the hot coals of a campfire to cook. The suggested skewer here is a willow branch or other thin but stable, stick. After... More