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April 2007

Using Muffin Top Pans

I have a pan I think is called "muffin tops", which makes 6 muffins 1/2" deep and 3" wide. What baking time, temperature and can I use any muffin or cake mixture? --Helen You may recall the Seinfeld episode where Elaine suggests just selling the tops of muffins, but why are they the best part? Because they are crunchy, and... Read more →




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Canning Barbecue Sauce

I have been making my own barbecue sauce. As of yet I have not been able to make the sauce thick enough. When I do achieve the right thickness and process bottles in a pressure cooker, the thickener I use breaks down and my sauce is the consistency of water. Any suggestions on the best thickeners to use? --Bob Since... Read more →




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Where to Store Ground Coffee

At work we order ground coffee from our supplier and keep it in a tin in the fridge. Is this a good place to store it? --Monique Two major factors which can deteriorate coffee are oxygen and moisture. If you store your ground coffee in the fridge, then every time you open the can to make another pot you are... Read more →




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How to Stop Guacamole from Turning Black

I have heard that to stop guacamole from turning black that you should save the avocado pit and put it on top of the guacamole once it is made. How does this work? --Marc This tip works only if the avocado pit is big enough to completely cover the bowl from edge to edge. What it does is exclude oxygen.... Read more →




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Cooking Two Roasts at Once

Hi. I managed to find two beef roasts of about 8 pounds each that together are enough to serve company coming for Easter dinner. My question is, how long do I need to cook them? Do I treat them like one 16 pound roast? --Shaun The amount of time that it takes a roast to cook depends on two major... Read more →




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