Baking Cleanup Tips: The Bowl (with Video)

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Over at Orthonomics, Sephardi Lady gave her recipe for 15-minute challah. Readers were appreciative, but complained that they dreaded making challah because cleaning out the bowl was her least favorite job. One reader mentioned not  having room for a bowl of soapy water on her counter. I was mystified. Cleaning the bread dough bowl takes […]

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Barriers to Home Cooking

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If you ask people why they resort to convenience foods and restaurants, they’ll tell you they don’t have time to cook from scratch. Cooking does take time, especially if you want to include vegetables and whole grains or legumes. We all have the same 24 hours, but we have many commitments. Often, finding more time […]

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Complete Guide to Cooking Dried Beans from Scratch

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Instructions for cleaning, soaking, inspecting for insects, and cooking dried beans, peas and legumes in the microwave, crockpot, pressure cooker and pot. Beans and legumes are among the healthiest foods you can eat. A vegetable protein, they contain fewer pesticides than animal products. They’re low in fat, and are versatile enough to absorb flavor from a wide variety of flavors and spices. With so many warnings about chemicals in canned foods, now might be the time to make the switch to home-cooked beans.Dried beans are usually very cheap, although they take a while to cook so consider energy usage when making price comparisons. Make a large quantity and freeze to make the effort worthwhile. I’ll give a few methods.

The following instructions apply to kidney beans, chickpeas, dried peas, black-eyed peas, white (navy) beans, black beans, pinto beans, lima beans, fava beans, and lentils.

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Ten Tips to Clean Your Appliances without Breaking Them

Ever damage or break an appliance in the middle of cleaning it? I know I have. And if you’re expecting company and the repairman can’t get there, you’re stuck. Here are ten tips for cleaning your appliances safely.

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11 Tips for Painless Kitchen Cleanup: Start from the Beginning

Tuesday is the day for Time-Saving Tips and Techniques at CookingManager.Com.

For most of us, cleanup is the part of cooking we enjoy least. But if we think about it before we start we can make the job easier.

  1. Start with a clear workspace. Clutter is hard to clean and leads to accidents and spills.
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