Helpful Hints

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    Helpful Hints

    Store popcorn in the freezer and you will have fewer unpopped kernels.

  • Use a buttered knife to slice soft pies.
  • Bake two pie crusts on the bottom shelf of the oven. The top will be nicely browned and the bottom will be cooked through.
  • Minute tapioca can be used to thicken fruit pies. Use 2 to 3 tbsp depending on the size of the pie plate.
  • Chill all ingredients for a pie crust and do not overwork dough to ensure flaky crusts.
  • Use a melon baller or ice cream scoop to drop cookie dough onto baking sheets.
  • Chill cookie dough 30 minutes before rolling.
  • Wrap individual slices of cake and freeze. The cake will thaw by lunch time if removed from the freezer in the morning.
  • A slice of apple in a cake container will help keep cake fresh.
  • Leave cloves out of cake that will be stored in cool temperatures (freezer or fridge). The spice gets stronger when cold.

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