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    Tomato Paste Saver: Most recipes call for only a small portion of tomato paste -- you use a tablespoon or two, and the rest invariably goes to waste. To save the remainder: Carefully open both ends of the can with a can opener. Remove one metal end, and discard it. Leave the other in place. Wrap the entire can in plastic wrap, and freeze overnight. The next day, use the metal end to push the frozen paste out the open end. Discard can, tightly rewrap unused portion, and store in freezer up to 3 months, slicing off just as much as you need each time you cook. (found here: www.marthastewart...)

    How to Preserve Onions (this tip is so easy and will save so much time in the kitchen!)

    Freezing Celery... i never use it all and hate wasting it

    You might be surprised at all the different foods you can freeze. Here's a list of 30+ foods you can freeze, along with some tips for each one. Save money and time by maximizing the use of your freezer!

    If you and another person want to tackle a pint of ice cream, split it the right way: and other food lifehacks!

    10 tips to simplify baking- make heavy cream with milk and butter? just saved me a trip to the store :)

    DIY nonstick cooking spray. Healthy and get rid of all the chemicals that are in pam! Have to make this since I just discovered there is propane in Pam!!!!!

    Onions stored in pantyhose will last as long as 8 months. 27 ways to make your groceries last as long as possible.

    Did You Know...Tons of great ideas and tips.

    Tomato Press - Food Strainer - Tomato Sauce Maker

    Freezing tomato paste in portion sized discs - no waste!

    I love freezer meal cooking! Here are the best ways to avoid freezer burn - great ideas!

    "baked" hard boiled eggs

    think outside of the box when it comes to food storage and containers. Great blog.

    Save and dry your citrus rinds to make powdered zest for future recipes.

    Freezing Garlic @ Traditional-Foods...

    I am definitely doing this! Making Mixes 101~ A large list of mixes you can make yourself from SCRATCH instead of buying them at the store :

    How to use a 10 lb bag of potatoes. Includes homemade fries with freezing instructions.

    How to Can Tomatoes | The Creative MomThe Creative Mom

    Raspberry Freezer Jam- my Mom has made this recipe for decades and it's the best raspberry jam ever! No special tools needed. Tastes Better From Scratch

    The trick is to put the pan in a cold oven and then switch it on and begin your timer. Im amazed how many people dont know this. Cook bacon in the oven. Cover cookie sheet with tinfoil first. We do 375 for about 20 min instead of 400 for ten because the lower and slower the more fat renders out. I hate getting SPLATTERED!! This works perfect! 8/25/12 - This is the easiest way to cook bacon ever! No more standing over a skillet for me! Clean up was easy!