Substitutes & Tips

How to Use Fresh Mint

While mint is most often thought of as a garnish for beverages or a simple ingredient in cocktails, it is packed full of nutrition and can easily be incorporated into the diet in other ways. Peppermint is soothing to the stomach and causes muscles in the digestive tract to relax; it can also help reduce belly bloat by regulating gut bacteria.  So peppermint is a great way to end any meal! While grilling meat at very high heats can sometimes
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Making French Toast

Butter or spray with cooking spray an electric griddle and heat it to 350 degrees F.  Or use a nonstick skillet or stove top griddle instead. Whisk together 6 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract and a pinch of salt in a shallow dish until ingredients are well mixed. Cut 1 loaf of challah bread (or try something like raisin swirl or brioche) into 3/4-inch thick slices (a one pound loaf should make about 12 slices). Place bread
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Proofing Yeast

If unsure of the age of the yeast or concerned about whether it will activate, use this technique to “prove” the yeast.  Add yeast to warm water or milk amount specified in recipe being used.  The water or milk should be warm, but not greater than 100 degrees to prevent yeast being killed by heat. Sprinkle about 1/8 tsp of sugar across top of yeast, stir into water or milk, and let mixture sit a few minutes. If the yeast is
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Roasting Poblano Peppers

1. Rinse poblano peppers. 2. Position oven rack about 5 inches from the heat source; preheat broiler. 3. Line a broiler pan with foil. 4. Broil whole poblanos, turning once, until starting to blacken, 8 to 12 minutes. 5. Transfer to a paper bag or a glass bowl covered with saran wrap and let steam to loosen skins, about 10 minutes. 6. When the poblanos are cool enough to handle, peel, stem, and seed. 7. If freezing roasted poblanos, once they are
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Thanksgiving Turkey Tips

Not sure about preparing a turkey for Thanksgiving or a large family dinner?  Have no fear, use these tips to successfully roast a turkey and enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving meal with family this year.   See other Thanksgiving recipes on Dish Dish, too. Reader’s Digest suggests roasting a turkey upside down, so breast doesn’t overcook and the juices seep down to keep it moist. When buying your turkey, plan to purchase one pound per adult being served. For defrosting a
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