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    When making homemade pizzas (we made some tonight... I LOVE my breadmaker ) use stir through pasta sauces as tomato paste (tastes 100 times better) we normally use basil or olive & chilli... And the bases of spring form tins make fantastic pizza trays but be sure to remove them before cutting with a pizza cutter as you'll ruin your cake tin's LOL!

    Last edited by Rouge; September 7th, 2011 at 12:23 PM.

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    OOOH Great trips!!!

    I woke up when Dh woke up on Sat morning (5:15am) as he had to be at work at 6am, I couldnt get back to sleep & all I kept thinking about was Snapper & prawns.. So I SMS'd him to grab some...
    He brought home 2 medium Snapper's a medium Silver Perch & 1 kg of Tiger Prawns!!!
    He spent all arvo in the kitchen making sauces etc to marinade the fish in & I grabbed some Seafood ****tail sauce!

    He cooked them all & we went to Mum & Dads (just across the driveway) we all sat out the back eating!!! OMG, it was all devine, I made a coleslaw & a garden salad with French dressing... Plus we had herb bread...

    OK well it wasnmt a tip or anything, just saying if ya SMS my hubby he comes through wid the goods!!! hee hee

    My DH is a great cook!

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    Asian bread shops often sell home made garlic bread wrapped in foil for $1.00-$1.50. I usually buy a few and freeze them. Cheaper than supermarket brands, and very tasty.

    Those pasta stir in sauces make a great quick meal. There is a flavour out called 'roast pumpkin'. I cut up a pumpkin, roast the bite size pieces, and throw it into the ready made pasta sauce and pasta. A great addition to a very easy meal.

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    Use an Ice cream scoop (the old fashioned type that has a spring release) for doing exact perfect measurements of muffin dough, meatballs etc etc

    I am trying to source a truffle scoop (of similar design) which is handy for making truffles, mini muffins, mini meatballs etc

    Burn a candle when chopping onions and you will have no tears

    When Icing a cake cover the plate/board with 4 seperate pieces of baking paper, one per side so that the icing goes onto the paper and not on the plate/board then when done you can slide each piece of paper out easily and left with a clean plate/board
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    ooh I'm gonna try that candle one Cailin. I love onions but hate the tears!

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    If you are making soup and you put to much salt in it, just add potatoes and that will absorb most of the salt.
    If you are making a pie filling or casserole and it is way to waterery use corn flour and add it slowly making sure to mix and i assure you it will thicken up!

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    Would it better to restart this thread. A number of the posters are no longer with BB and as such, some posts have been deleted leaving gaps in thread (bit confusing when there is a one sided conversation)

    May be summarise the tips so far in the first post a new thread?

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