Cooking Tidbits – Watermelons

Watermelon is one of my favorite summer fruits. It is synonymous with summer and family barbecues. It’s not only delicious and refreshing on a hot summer day but there are numerous health benefits. The seedless varieties  with deep red fruit have more of the antioxidant lycopene. There is also a big difference in taste too. … Continue reading

Cooking Tidbits – Baking Soda Tips

Do you ever wonder if your baking soda is still fresh? I did as I knew I had this box for quite awhile and like most ingredients does not last forever. The expiration date is 10-20-17 so not too far off; I probably should buy a new one just to be sure. Put on your … Continue reading

Cooking Tidbits – Freezing Bacon Grease

Sometimes I like to use bacon fat to brown meat such as my Pork Roast with Sour Cream Gravy. I never cook a lot of bacon at one time unless my nephews are visiting or I am making lots of BLT sandwiches. So, I don’t usually have bacon grease on hand. I recently read a … Continue reading

Cooking Tidbits – Freezing Bacon

I read this tidbit somewhere but cannot remember where I saw it. I often only need 1 or 2 slices of bacon; for a salad, to season a vegetable, to make a BLT. Gone are the days when I cooked a pound of bacon (except when I have company). All you do is roll up … Continue reading

Cooking Tidbits – Keeping Pesto Green

Since it is “pesto season”, at least here in Michigan I thought I would share some ways to keep your basil green or to preserve it for later use. This is by far one of my favorite herbs and every year I make a bunch for different recipes and then as the season is winding … Continue reading

Cooking Tidbits – Wondra Flour

I have frequently used Wondra over the years especially in gravies but I thought I would post the reasons as a cooking tidbit since a young relative was just asking me about it. As this is my family blog and I have all kinds of information in it I thought I would provide her with … Continue reading

Cooking Tidbits – Is an Egg Fresh?

Do you ever wonder if an egg is fresh?  I tried this experiment awhile ago and thought I should share it.  I will be posting a number of “draft” recipes such as this one to clean up my files. I have way to many “drafts” and I need to decide what to do with them … Continue reading

Cooking Tidbits – Temperature Degrees Symbol °

I want to share something rather simple and computer related but also having to do with cooking temperatures.  For a long time I have been spelling out the word degrees; bake at 350 degrees, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Now I know how to create the symbol °.  I have a whole list of other symbols I … Continue reading

Cooking Tidbits – How to Seed a Pomegranate

After buying  seeds some years ago from Trader Joes for my Pomegranate and Citrus Broccoli Salad I decided after that  it was time to seed my own.  They were terribly expensive!   I chose  the water method which was the easiest for me versus just opening the fruit over a large bowl in the sink.   Some do not like to … Continue reading