Tips and Hacks

Speed up the ripening process of your Avocados by placing them in a paper bag with an apple or banana. The gas released by these fruits quickens the ripening, making your avocados ready to enjoy sooner rather than later. With this hack you won't have to wait long to eat your avocado.
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15 Minutes Recipes

Submitted by Lori B.
Published On: December 11th, 2022

Be sure to glove your hands when handling Annatto Seeds. They stain everything, which is what makes them a great natural food coloring.

Submitted by Karen M.
Published On: May 13th, 2024

Depending when you're serving this Sangria; choose soft fruits that are in season. Add them before serving.

Submitted by Daronna K.
Published On: September 9th, 2023

For this recipe, you can substitute 2 cups of canned tomatoes for the 1 pound of fresh tomatoes.

Submitted by David Z.
Published On: November 18th, 2023

This dish can be made a day in advance and refrigerated covered. When ready to serve, heat in a 350°F oven until hot, about 15 minutes.

Submitted by Susan H.
Published On: April 10th, 2024

Kugelhopf pans are similar to bundt pans, though the Kugelhopf pans tend to be slightly smaller in diameter and taller in height.

Submitted by Daronna K.
Published On: October 13th, 2023

Use your favorite nuts for this recipe; chopped Walnuts, Pecans and Almonds work well.

Submitted by Sofia M.
Published On: December 10th, 2023

This one pot dish is known as Arroz Con Pollo in Mexican cuisine. It's filled with spices, vegetables, and rice, making it a complete and satisfying meal.

Submitted by Camila H.
Published On: December 10th, 2023

This drink combines the sweetness of prickly pears with the texture of nuts and chia seeds, making a beverage that's not only delicious but also nutritious.

Submitted by Kagar K.
Published On: February 8th, 2023

This biscuit mix, stored in the refrigerator, will keep for up to 2 months. Use it whenever your recipe calls for biscuit mix.

Submitted by Kagar K.
Published On: September 10th, 2023

For this recipe you can substitute butter for the butter flavored shortening.

Submitted by Jerry G.
Published On: January 10th, 2024

Arepas freeze well if frozen while still warm. Freeze in layers separated by plastic wrap. To reheat, preheat oven to 350°F, wrap in foil and heat for 10 minutes.

Submitted by Kagar K.
Published On: June 16th, 2023

Blood Wine in the Star Trek world, is a potent Klingon cocktail usually consumed at a Ghom, also known as a party.

Submitted by Kagar K.
Published On: November 13th, 2022

You can reuse the beans or rice you weighted the dough with. Simply place them in a container with a label indicating they are pie crust weights.

Submitted by Emma R.
Published On: December 10th, 2023

This oil is used both to color and to flavor dishes. Use it in place of vegetable oil for South American recipes.

Submitted by Chris T.
Published On: December 10th, 2022

Court bouillon is often used for cooking fish and shellfish. Foods that are cooked in this liquid will absorb the flavors in the bouillon.

Submitted by Cora H.
Published On: September 25th, 2022

Eat as a snack, or use as a garnish for soups and salads. Delicious either way.

Submitted by Benji M.
Published On: July 16th, 2023

This Rattlesnake Salad is not only a unique experience but also a delicious way to try rattlesnake meat.


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Speed up the browning of your tomatoes on the grill by sprinkling them with a pinch of sugar before grilling. This small trick not only helps them brown faster but also enhances their natural sweetness, giving you beautifully caramelized tomatoes in no time.
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