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7 Unexpected Uses for Your Microwave (Page 6)

Soften Brown Sugar

Pictured Recipe: Brown Sugar Peach Shortcakes

5. Soften Brown Sugar

Ever go to make cookies and find your brown sugar is as hard as a rock? Put down your chisel, moisten some paper towels and place them on top of your brick of brown sugar. Microwave in 30-second increments and your brown sugar will loosen up. Crisis averted.

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