Archive for the ‘Tips’ Category


Peeling Tomatoes for Sauce

Posted by Jessie on August 1, 2011

If you like to use fresh tomatoes for pasta sauce, you should be sure to remove the skins. To easily remove skins, simply boil the tomatoes until the skin cracks.


Roasted Garlic

Posted by Jessie on November 24, 2008

Roasting garlic is simple and yields one of the most savory and delicious ingredients for other recipes, such as potato leak soup, roast garlic mayonnaise, garlic bread, etc. Roasted garlic has a much mellower flavor as most of the pungency is roasted away. It is also transformed into a butter-like paste. You just squirt it out of the paper!
This takes about an hour, and it’s well worth the wait! I’m an addict.


Wax Paper and a Baking Pan

Posted by Jessie on November 11, 2008

Want a cleaner, easier way to grease your baking pans? My grandmother taught me this when I made my first cake back in elementary school. All you need is some fat (butter or shortening), some scissors, and some wax paper.