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We all need a little help sometimes. So, I have scoured the Internet to find the most useful holiday baking and cooking hacks. I hope they make your entertaining more good, than bad and ugly. Get More Juice If you’re making holiday citrus punch, try heating citrus fruit in the microwave for around 15 seconds to get more juice out of them. Dishwasher Double Duty Want to save a little time, since you’re baking 7 sweet potato pies? And what about that mountain of mashed potatoes you’re planning? Wash your raw potatoes in the dishwasher. It will make peeling easier too. Easy Chocolate Curls Chocolate curls are just the thing to garnish baked goods for a fancy bakery presentation. Use a vegetable peeler to make perfect small chocolate curls. For larger curls, use a straight-edged metal spatula. Save Fridge and Oven Space Use a cooler chest to keep multiple casseroles warm before serving. This will free up your oven. Or use it as a mini refrigerator to temporarily store those jars and bottles that are in the way of large items (turkey) that need to be stored in the fridge. Don’t forget that coolers keep items cool as well as warm. Slow Cooker Warming Keep your mashed potatoes warm by storing them in the slow cooker. Stop Mold Cold Planning a gorgeous cheese board for your guests? Prevent your wheel of fancy hard cheese from getting moldy. Once you've broken the hard rind of a cheese, rub butter on the exposed cheese. Butter is a natural preservative, which can prevent mold from spreading.
Softening Butter Quick  Soften butter quickly by microwaving a glass with water inside. Then dry the inside of the glass quickly, and trap the butter inside. The steamy glass will soften your butter very quickly. It also helps to cube your butter first. Thoroughly Baked Pie Crusts Blind bake (pre-bake) your pie crust before filling it. This prevents sogginess and ensures that your pie crust bakes all the way through.  Use weights to prevent the crust from bubbling up. But don’t spend $6-$12 on fancy store bought weights. Try using dry beans you already have in the kitchen to weigh things down. It’s Free! It’s All Gravy Separate fat from your gravy right in your kitchen measuring cup. First pour your gravy into a zipper storage bag to get the fat to rise to the top. Then cut a corner and pour just the gravy you want to keep into a measuring cup with a spout. This will allow you to strain drippings or broth from your gravy into a pan. No Sticky Mess If you’re measuring syrup or honey, spray the measuring spoon or cup with cooking spray. They will slide off with no sticky mess. I love hearing from everyone. So, if you use any of these hacks and it works for you, please let me know (info@addinnella.com). I’d love to share your experience with all my Addinnella social media foodie friends. Don’t forget to send me a picture. Happy baking and happy holidays!
Welcome! My name is Denise,  and this is my food blog. I have an addictive passion for home baked goods. And I love exploring the food universe. So, I'm hoping you'll join me on this journey.  I share a new blog post each month, and write about all sorts of things: new food trends, kitchen gadget reviews, baking hacks, recipes I've tried (that are worth the time and trouble), little known food facts, etc.  I'd love to hear from you, so send your blog comments to me at info@addinnella.com. Thanks for reading my blog!

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Welcome! My name is Denise,  and this is my food blog. I have an addictive passion for home baked goods. And I love exploring the food universe. So, I'm hoping you'll join me on this journey.  I share a new blog post each month, and write about all sorts of things: new food trends, kitchen gadget reviews, baking hacks, recipes I've tried (that are worth the time and trouble), little known food facts, etc.  I'd love to hear from you, so send your blog comments to me at info@addinnella.com. Thanks for reading my blog!
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We all need a little help sometimes. So, I have scoured the Internet to find the most useful holiday baking and cooking hacks. I hope they make your entertaining more good, than bad and ugly. Get More Juice If you’re making holiday citrus punch, try heating citrus fruit in the microwave for around 15 seconds to get more juice out of them. Dishwasher Double Duty Want to save a little time, since you’re baking 7 sweet potato pies? And what about that mountain of mashed potatoes you’re planning? Wash your raw potatoes in the dishwasher. It will make peeling easier too. Easy Chocolate Curls Chocolate curls are just the thing to garnish baked goods for a fancy bakery presentation. Use a vegetable peeler to make perfect small chocolate curls. For larger curls, use a straight-edged metal spatula. Save Fridge and Oven Space Use a cooler chest to keep multiple casseroles warm before serving. This will free up your oven. Or use it as a mini refrigerator to temporarily store those jars and bottles that are in the way of large items (turkey) that need to be stored in the fridge. Don’t forget that coolers keep items cool as well as warm. Slow Cooker Warming Keep your mashed potatoes warm by storing them in the slow cooker. Stop Mold Cold Planning a gorgeous cheese board for your guests? Prevent your wheel of fancy hard cheese from getting moldy. Once you've broken the hard rind of a cheese, rub butter on the exposed cheese. Butter is a natural preservative, which can prevent mold from spreading. Softening Butter Quick Soften butter quickly by microwaving a glass with water inside. Then dry the inside of the glass quickly, and trap the butter inside. The steamy glass will soften your butter very quickly. It also helps to cube your butter first. Thoroughly Baked Pie Crusts Blind bake (pre-bake) your pie crust before filling it. This prevents sogginess and ensures that your pie crust bakes all the way through.  Use weights to prevent the crust from bubbling up. But don’t spend $6-$12 on fancy store bought weights. Try using dry beans you already have in the kitchen to weigh things down. It’s Free! It’s All Gravy Separate fat from your gravy right in your kitchen measuring cup. First pour your gravy into a zipper storage bag to get the fat to rise to the top. Then cut a corner and pour just the gravy you want to keep into a measuring cup with a spout. This will allow you to strain drippings or broth from your gravy into a pan. No Sticky Mess If you’re measuring syrup or honey, spray the measuring spoon or cup with cooking spray. They will slide off with no sticky mess. I love hearing from everyone. So, if you use any of these hacks and it works for you, please let me know (info@addinnella.com). I’d love to share your experience with all my Addinnella social media foodie friends. Don’t forget to send me a picture. Happy baking and happy holidays!

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ADDINNELLA’S FAVORITE HOLIDAY HACKS

Posted November 1, 2018 (Vol. 27)