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Making Baked Tortilla Chips

Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly brush one side of 4 corn tortillas with about 1/4 teaspoon canola oil each and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Stack the tortillas and cut into 8 wedges; arrange on lightly oiled baking sheets. Bake until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Makes 32...

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Thawing Frozen Shrimp

Individually quick-frozen shrimp, sold in resealable bags, are convenient to keep in your freezer. Thaw in a covered bowl in the refrigerator. If you’re in a hurry, place shrimp in a colander under cold running water until thawed.

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Julienning a Mango

Slice both ends off the mango, revealing the long, slender seed inside. Set the fruit upright on a work surface and remove the skin with a sharp knife. Then (unless you’re a lefty) hold it in your left hand, palm facing you. With a very sharp knife in your right hand, score...

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Freezing Muffins

Bake muffins on the weekend and enjoy the leftovers for grab-and-go weekday breakfasts. Wrap leftover muffins individually in plastic wrap, place in a plastic storage container or ziplock bag and freeze for up to 1 month. To thaw, remove plastic wrap, wrap in a paper towel...

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How to Properly Measure Flour

Use a spoon to lightly scoop flour from its container into a measuring cup. Once in the measuring cup, use a knife or other straight edge to level the flour with the top of the cup. If the measuring cup is dipped directly into the container—a common mistake—the flour will...

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How To Make Candied Walnuts

1)Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil; coat with cooking spray. 2)Combine 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon each honey and water in a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture turns golden, 3 to 4...

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The Scoop on Cooking Spray

In the EatingWell Test Kitchen, we use cooking spray because it’s a convenient, healthy way to coat food or surfaces with a thin layer of oil. Many cooking sprays contain propellants to push the oil out of the can in a uniform spray. The propellants are on the U.S. Food and...

» The Scoop on Cooking Spray


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