Clean the container you’ll use to mix the sanitizer and any bottles you’ll store it in. If the containers are heat-resistant, you can sterilize them in boiling water…

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Add beans to the boiling water and cook until the green beans are bright green and crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Immediately transfer beans to the ice bath…

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Peas should not be boiled! You can have flavorful, creamy peas in less than 10 minutes. Do you have to cook frozen peas? Frozen peas are flash-steamed before…

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Apple juice adds to the apple flavor of the rib sauce. It also creates steam inside the foil pack so the ribs don’t dry out. If you don’t…

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Martha Stewart recommends boiling your whites with lemons or lemon juice, turning up the heat until the water bubbles and then letting them soak for about an hour….

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Microwave ovens shoot tiny waves into the liquid at random locations, causing the water molecules at those points to vibrate rapidly. If the water isn’t heated for long…

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Over the past few years, no-boil (also called oven-ready) lasagna noodles have become a permanent fixture on supermarket shelves. Much like “instant rice,” no-boil noodles are precooked at…

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Tea / Infusions Water Temperature Steep Time Green Tea 150 to 160 degrees F. 1 to 3 minutes White Tea 180 degrees F. 4 to 8 minutes Oolong…

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Place beans in a large pot; cover with fresh water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer gently until beans are tender but firm. Most…

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As with most grains, it is a good idea to rinse pearl barley before cooking with it — particularly if adding straight to a soup or a stew….

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