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Shrimp Stock

Having shrimp for dinner?  Don’t throw away the shrimp peels.  The shrimp peels make a wonderful shrimp stock that you can freeze and use later.

  • tbsp spoon of oil
  • shrimp peels
  • bay leaf
  • carrot
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 onion
  • clove of garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Heat oil, add all ingredients

Cook for a few minutes.  Add 8 cups of water.  Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low.  Simmer for an hour or so.  Strain, cool, freeze and use for your next soup or stew.

Cream Cheese and Crackers (Party Appetizer)

Need a quick appetizer for a party or for friends and family?

  • Take a block of cream cheese and dredge in a packet of dry ranch or italian salad dressing mix.
  • Serve with crackers

Crispy French Fries

Let raw potatoes stand in cold water for at least half an hour before frying to improve the crispness of french-fried potatoes.

Refresh Stale Chips, Crackers, or Cereal

Refresh stale chips, crackers or cereal by putting a plateful in the microwave for 30 – 45 seconds. Let cool for 1 minute . Enjoy!

No Fruit Fresh

Cover easily discolored fruit such as apples, bananas, and peaches with lemon, orange or pineapple juice or with an acidic dressing.

Remove grease from soups or stews

To remove grease from soups or stews:

  • Drop a lettuce leaf in. The leaf will absorb the grease.
  • Remove lettuce before serving.

Softening cream cheese

To soften cream cheese:

  • Microwave an 8 ounce block for 2 -2 1/2 minutes at 30% power.
  • 3oz package will soften in 11/2 – 2 minutes.

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