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 – 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 – Grilling Fish

How do you keep your fresh fish from sticking to your grill? citrus fruit such as oranges, limes or lemons Place a few thin slices of your fruit on the grill.  Use whatever best complements the flavor of the fish you are grilling.  You will sacrifice the grill marks; however you will get extra flavor from the … Continue reading

Cooking Tidbits – Salads

How do you get your salad dressing to stick to the lettuce and not sink to the bottom? Rinse your salad greens and dry them in a salad spinner.  Place in a bowl and sprinkle with grated Parmesan and toss to coat.  Your salad dressing will cling to the cheese and in turn to the … Continue reading