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#295855 - 03/01/07 08:51 AM Re: Do You Have a Food Prep or Cooking Tip to Share? [Re: nosy]
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Lemons, limes, oranges in a bowl is a wonderful idea. Once I went to a party and the hostess had put loaves of fresh bread in a large basket. I do love things like this. smile
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#295859 - 03/01/07 09:11 AM Re: Do You Have a Food Prep or Cooking Tip to Share? [Re: Julie - Computer Careers]
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Julie,

You are so right about using a knife properly. My problem was which knife to use to cut which food. crazy I did an online search and found this great site from the USA Government. I printed it out and keep it with my cookbooks.

The site is pdf and has lot of pages, but well worth looking into and printing.
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#311096 - 05/03/07 12:24 PM Re: Do You Have a Food Prep or Cooking Tip to Share? [Re: Vannie]
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I cut up my veggies when I first buy them, and then I freeze them. When it is cooking time, all the time consuming prep work has been done and it goes by so quickly.

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#328012 - 07/10/07 03:22 PM Re: Do You Have a Food Prep or Cooking Tip to Share? [Re: BellaMia]
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Peeling ginger is so fast when you use a spoon bowl held with round part towards you and just scrape! Like magic it peels and doesen't take half the ginger away.

I learned this on the Thai site here on Bellaonline-so clever!

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#448917 - 09/01/08 05:47 AM Re: Do You Have a Food Prep or Cooking Tip to Share? [Re: Snjezana]
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I recently bought a handy gadget that helps when making salsa. It's a Vidalia Chop Wizard. It has two different inserts to chop
onion or tomatoes. I really like it. The chunks of tomato look neat and the onion is smaller.
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#486415 - 01/19/09 07:59 PM Re: Do You Have a Food Prep or Cooking Tip to Share? [Re: Julie - Computer Careers]
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I too always use aluminum foil on my baking sheets. Easy clean up Also when baking cakes or pasta dishes I always put a tray lined with foil underneath so spills are not a problem.

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#671985 - 03/21/11 10:07 PM Re: Do You Have a Food Prep or Cooking Tip to Share? [Re: Julie - Computer Careers]
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good tips thanks for posting :)

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#672000 - 03/21/11 11:35 PM Re: Do You Have a Food Prep or Cooking Tip to Share? [Re: meganjo]
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Whenever I make curry, I grind tomatoes, onion, ginger garlic and all the spices together and fry it in the oil in spite of frying them individually, This saves a lot of time fuel and gives a better taste.

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#727438 - 11/25/11 03:24 AM Re: Do You Have a Food Prep or Cooking Tip to Share? [Re: Vannie]
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nice tips

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#727445 - 11/25/11 05:31 AM Re: Do You Have a Food Prep or Cooking Tip to Share? [Re: Vannie]
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I now keep a large cookie tray in my oven to collect spills. I got this idea from poster 'three spices.'
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