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guide to ripening fruit

How to Ripen Fruit Faster

food52.com

Temaki: Easy Sushi for a Crowd - just cut nori in 4 squares and fold rice and other choices inside

(Cauliflower) Temaki: Fast and Easy Sushi Hand Rolls

almostbananas.net

8 Surprising Things You Can Make in a Waffle Iron | The Kitchn - so it wouldn't be a unitasking space hog

8 Surprising Things You Can Make in a Waffle Iron

thekitchn.com

how to keep a crust crisp for a soft pie like pumpkin or custard: blind bake the crust first, and warm up the filling before adding it to shorten baking time

Crisp crust, great pumpkin pie

post-gazette.com

Mini spring-form pans using mason jar lids: Genius! Perfect for mini cheesecakes, tarts and pies. Easy to store and way more affordable than specialty pans!

Herb Scissors Review - a scissors with multiple blades that snips herbs quickly

  • Ann Metzler

    Margo, have you looked into herb storage containers at all? I think Pampered Chef and/or Tupperware makes one. Do you think it would work?

  • Margo :Thrift at Home

    Hi Ann! I haven't gone that route. I usually just keep herbs in plastic bags and squeeze the air out as much as possible. If you try a specialized container, let me know how it works!

How to transport cupcakes: make a grid with masking tape on a cookie sheet. It will keep the cupcakes separate and still give your hands enough room to take them out. A cheap-o way to get around buying a bunch of cupcake boxes.

difference between parchment and wax papers; elsewhere, I also read that parchment is coated with silicone and waxed paper is coated with (yes) wax

Parchment vs. Wax Paper - Martha Stewart Food

marthastewart.com
  • Leila Marie

    My grocery store put parchment paper rolls on clearance. I got about 6 packages for half price! Good thing I have a place to put my lifetime supply of parchment paper :)

  • Margo :Thrift at Home

    oooh, clever! I'm going to check at a restaurant supply store to see if I can get a better price.