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Easy Recipe Tips and Tricks


Letís face it. You donít always have five hours to prepare a gourmet meal. In fact, most of the time itís hard to even find an hour to throw something together.

Here are some fast, easy tricks, tips and techniques to save you time and energy.

Buy a salad mix: Those pre-made mixtures have come a long way. Theyíre not just lettuce anymore. Dressing, toppings such as almond slivers and dried cranberries, and more make it look like you really spent some time. Open the bag and you have salad.

Prefreeze your Chicken Breasts: Itís always good to have some chicken in the freezer. Theyíll thaw in minutes and youíll have a nice meal ready for the family.

Frozen bread dough: Thereís so much assortment these days. From crescent rolls to biscuits to the traditional dinner roll, theyíre all available and youíre house will smell delicious while theyíre baking. Who has time for yeast anyway?

Frozen fruits: Will save you money and time by allowing you to have strawberries in the middle of winter. Yum.

Shredded cheese: Most recipes call for cheese to be shredded anyway so why not buy it preshredded?

Canned stock and broth: Who really has 24-48 hours to make stock from scratch? Not worth it at all.

Shelf pasta: Itís a really quick simple meal when youíve got nothing else to make. Also it lasts forever, so you donít have to worry about it going bad.

Salad dressings: Paul Newman is doing us all a favor by having his face on so many different varieties of salad dressing, plus his version wonít spoil as fast and probably costs less.

Artichoke hearts: As much as I love a good fresh artichoke the work you have to do to get that little heart is sometimes not worth it.

Tomatoes: Canned tomatoes are awesome and lots of recipes call for them nowadays instead of the fresh kind. Plus you can buy them in so many sizes and types.

Look for more tips and tricks on our blog: http://www.fasteasyrecipe.com/blog/2007/10/tips-tricks-and-techniques.html or visit our website at: http://www.fasteasyrecipe.com


Submitted by:

Jane Copeland

Jane Copeland is been a freelance food writer and writes about easy food recipes for http://fasteasyrecipe.com.





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