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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

Portland is working on a community kitchen tool library. What a great idea!

Borrow, Don't Buy: Portland's Kitchen Tool Library

thekitchn.com

why chefs use a torch for creme brulee and why home cooks don't need to

Homemade wheat bread is just flour, water, and yeast - everything else is a dough conditioner. A discussion/explanation on dough conditioners like sugar, eggs, fats, gluten, lecithin, etc.

Natural Dough Conditioners | Tammy's Recipes

tammysrecipes.com

Use boiling water instead of tap water to make clear ice. Great for putting fruit, herbs, flowers or surprises in.

cookie variations - what happens with different flour, sugar, fat, chilling methods

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

  • 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.

nap-jail cooking: when the baby's asleep and you can't leave the house to get an ingredient. . .how to cook, what to do for substitutions; see also "no-car jail, called-in-sick-and-can't-get-caught jail"

How I Cook When Stuck in Nap Jail

thekitchn.com

How Much Food Fits in a 5 Gallon Bucket

How Much Food Fits in a 5 Gallon Bucket? (Five Gallon Ideas)

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three ways to skin a tomato (I'm definitely going to try the freezer method)

The 3 Best Ways to Peel a Tomato — Tips from The Kitchn

thekitchn.com

Root Crop Storage Bin- root veggies like carrots and beets will stay fresh all winter, just fill with layers of damp sand or sawdust, alternating with layers of carrots or beets, and put in a cool, dark place. Potatoes, turnips and squash can go right in the bin without sand.