Pricey Heloise: Earlier than I’m going to mattress at night time, I clear out the espresso pot, put in a brand new filter and fill with my favourite model of espresso. Then I pour the correct quantity of water. Within the morning I simply press the button and the espresso begins brewing whereas I bathe. It’s simply simpler and faster to not fuss with making espresso within the morning. This manner, I can get pleasure from my espresso whereas I dress. — Thomas E., Wake Forest, N.C.
Pricey Heloise: I made manner too many boiled potatoes one night and had some left over. The subsequent morning, I cubed the potatoes and added half of an onion, finely chopped. Then I took 5 eggs, combined them collectively in a bowl and poured it over the potatoes and onions, and stirred. Not solely was it a really tasty breakfast, however a wholesome one as effectively. — Lola W., Ketchum, Idaho
HOT DOG BUNS
Pricey Heloise: My husband purchased too many scorching canine buns for our Fourth of July cookout, so I froze those that had been leftover. After I made chili final night time, I took out a number of of the recent canine buns, buttered them and added a lightweight sprinkling of garlic powder. Then I put them below the broiler till they had been heat and brown across the edges. They tasted nice! — Meg Okay., Tucson, Ariz.
Pricey Readers: I’m continuously requested learn how to make desserts and different meals more healthy. The U.S. Division of Agriculture has some great recommendations to cut back the quantity of salt, sugar and fats, and right here they’re:
— Whenever you’re making home made bread, use some whole-wheat flour in your recipe, and fewer salt, sugar and fats.
— When making pudding from a mixture, use low-fat milk.
— In case you’re making an apple crisp topping, use rolled oats as an alternative of flour, and also you’ll enhance your day by day consumption of fiber. Use half the quantity of sugar and fats known as for within the recipe.
— Making oatmeal-raisin cookies? Use much less sugar and fewer fats, however enhance the variety of raisins to spice up the flavour and sweetness.
— When making pies, strive a heavy crumb topping constituted of oatmeal, and also you’ll decrease the energy a little bit and enhance the fiber. Make your crust with whole-wheat flour. — Heloise
Pricey Heloise: This morning I discovered a big roach in my kitchen. I used to be informed that the place you see one there are a lot of others hiding someplace shut by. I satisfaction myself on having a clear home, and having roaches simply gained’t do! How do I kill these creatures with out harming my canine? — Cindy S., Honolulu, Hawaii
Cindy, do that dry powder mixture: Combine equal components of boric acid and flour or cornmeal, and a few sugar. You possibly can place it in a plastic lid or on paper plate, and put the combination the place roaches conceal, which is often darkish locations, behind the fridge, below the sink, however out of the attain of your canine. Roaches will stroll by way of it after which ingest it after they groom their legs and feelers. Make sure there is no such thing as a meals on the counters or soiled dishes within the sink. These will appeal to bugs. — Heloise.
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