10 "HACKS" to Simplify Baking - for example: HEAVY CREAM ~If you need heavy cream for a recipe, make your own by combining mix 2/3 cup whole milk with 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter. This will give you 1 cup of heavy cream.

How to turn all purpose flour into cake flour. Good to know! :)

Homemade Cool Whip Genius!!!

Cream cheese is SO easy and it's so much richer in flavor that the blah store bought kind.

Sea Salt Caramel Dessert Mix Adding a touch of sea salt to the sweet, buttery taste of caramel creates the right balance of sweet & salty.

2 Ingredient Bread. So easy that you can do this with toddlers. 1c self rising flour + 1c Greek yogurt. Combine in mixing bowl to form ball then knead on floured board for 6-8 mins. The more you knead it the better it gets. If dough feels too wet sprinkle w/flour. Roll out. Add stuff. Or whatever you want to do with it. Bake. Voila.

Home Made Sour Cream

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe: 1 can evap. milk; 2 C sugar; 3 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate (or 9 T cocoa+3 T veg. oil stirred together); 1 stick butter; 1 tsp vanilla Melt chocolate in large, heavy pan on low heat. Stir in sugar+the milk. Cook over med. heat stirring constantly for about 20 min. It will start to boil around 7-8 min. mark. Keep cooking til it is thickness you want (it will be thicker on ice cream). Add vanilla+stick butter. Serve over ice cream. Freezes well

The Amazing Amish Cinnamon Bread. No kneading, you just mix it up and bake it!

Oh no! Should I really know how to make Eagle Brand milk from SCRATCH?? ....... YES. 3/4 cup powdered milk 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup hot water Blend until smooth. This recipe equals one can of store bought condensed milk.

sugar cookie icing 1lb powdered sugar (about 3 3/4 C) 6T whole milk (low-fat actually works, but use whole if you can) 6T light Corn Syrup (6T is equal to 1/4 C plus another 2 T) 1 t extract (I use almond because I use almond in my sugar cookies) With a whisk, combine sugar and milk until smooth (no lumps!) Then stir in corn syrup and extract.

2T butter + 2T flour (sauteed) + 1 c. milk. Add whatever (boullion, dried mushrooms, etc.)...now I know how to substitute it!

If you wrap your celery in tin foil before placing it in the fridge it will last for weeks, and it will still be fresh and crisp when you pull it out! This also works for stored broccoli for 7 weeks wrapped in tin foil, and heads of lettuce for at least 6 weeks!!! really???

Heavy Cream Substitute

Pan Release, Professional Pan Coating (Better Than Pam Spray!). 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour. Mix it with an electric mixer until it resembles marshmallow cream. Nothing will stick to your pans again!

3 Fancy Butters

Brownie Cookies.... DELICIOUS!! I added a almost twice the flour at the end... and only cooked for 8 1/2 minutes. GREAT RECIPE!

Tips & Tricks - Plenty of Tips listed here. Click the link.

I LOVE my crockpot!! - take 1lb chicken (can be frozen), box of stuffing, 1 cup chicken broth, 1 can of cream of chicken, and 1/2 cup of water. layer bottom of crockpot with chicken, poor 1 cup of broth over chicken, mix box of stuffing with can of soup and 1/2 cup water and layer top of chicken with stuffing mix, cook 6-8 hours on low!

Canes Sauce: 1/2 cup Mayo, 1/4 cup Ketchup, 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt, 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce, 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper