Apple to the Core
making creamed chipped beef, add a half a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce for
If you have spinach dip left
over from a party, mix it into a batch of mashed potatoes.
Replace the water called for in cake recipes with milk. This results in much
making a pot of bean or split pea soup, add 2 slices of fresh lemon. It brings
out the flavor of the ingredients and reduces the need for salt.
teaspoon of molasses to beef stew for an irresistible sweetness.
boiling the pasta to make macaroni and cheese, add half a bag of frozen mixed
vegetables. Then drain the water and make the mac and cheese as usual. The
veggies are deliciously coated with the cheese sauce and help to round out this
Add shredded cheddar cheese,
crushed french-fried onion rings and cooked, crumbled bacon or bacon bits to a
batch of mashed potatoes. This is really yummy!
In an apple pie recipe that
called for a dot of butter, substitute maple butter. That little bit of
sweetness make a huge difference.
Add an undiluted can of cream
of chicken or mushroom soup to dry stuffing mix to give it a flavor boost. Add
enough water to moisten and bake as usual.
drops or so of lemon juice and 1/2 tsp vanilla to your pecan pie filling. It
really adds a lot of flavor!
adding maple flavoring instead of vanilla in your peanut butter cookies. It
makes wonderful change.
well-drained pineapple tidbits to your apple pie filling and reduce the apples
by the same amount. It creates a whole new flavor.
Crush gingersnaps and use the crumbs to thicken gravy in pot roasts, sweet &
sour meatballs and other recipes. It adds a unique flavor.
Add a pinch of ground allspice to Thousand Island dressing for a super salad
Coat chicken breasts with a mixture of olive, rosemary and oregano before
roasting them for a zippy flavor.
Sprinkle an equal amount of salt and chili powder to your French fries and bake instead
Add a pinch of celery
seed to your buttered carrots, this gives a real zip to your side dish.
Mix a pinch of prepared
horseradish to the mayonnaise to dress potato salad.
Add a bit of milk and
sugar to the mayonnaise when making potato salad.
Add a bit of Maple
flavoring to zucchini bread batter for a wonderful, mellow taste.
Use some shredded carrots for a small portion for the zucchini in zucchini bread
for a different taste.
Pour a bit of maple syrup over a grapefruit half for a new, sweet flavor.
For a dazzling apple pie, drizzle maple syrup over the apple before putting on
the top crust.
bit of shredded zucchini added to a boxed brownie mix makes an extra moist batch
When making rhubarb pie, cover the bottom crust with chopped fresh rhubarb, then
sprinkle on some brown sugar and top that with a package of strawberry
gelatin. Put on the top crust and bake.
Stir a can of tiny shrimp (rinsed and drained) to your next batch of coleslaw.
Add grated carrots to clam chowder to enhance the color and flavor of this
Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of ketchup to your homemade vegetable soup for a tasty batch
Add a few, diced pieces of cream cheese to your goulash before serving for an
extra rich meal.
brighten the flavor of your beef stew, add some cubed turnip.
Try adding a clove or two of garlic and some chili powder to your stew for a
really nice flavor.
For a new twist to oatmeal, add a spoonful of peanut butter and stir until it's
melted and sprinkle on a few chocolate chips.
Before brewing coffee, add 1 to 2 tablespoons cinnamon, 1 to 2 tsp brown sugar
and a dash of ground cardamom for and extra special cup of coffee.
Try adding a 1-ounce square of semi-sweet baking chocolate during the last 30
minutes or so of simmering. No one will be able to figure out what new uplifting
Add some diced pepperoni to your next batch of homemade chili for a unique lift.
Try mixing a chopped apple into corn bread batter for a moist, delicious treat.
any can of baked beans, stir in 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, 1/4 tsp each of garlic
powder and pepper and 1/2 tsp dried basil for a wonderful batch of beans.
Add a dash of cinnamon and ginger to your favorite baked beans recipe for a
really special flavor.
Add a sprinkle of instant
coffee granules to perk up brown gravy
Add a dash of chili powder to beef or pork gravy
eggnog for the milk in a recipe for pancakes, waffles or French Toast
Mix chopped ham in with your egg salad for a new twist
Use day old cornbread instead of bread crumbs in your meatloaf
Use sour cream in your mashed potatoes instead of milk and sprinkle a little
Use 2 slices or caraway rye bread to make your meatballs
Simmer a cinnamon stick
in with your red cabbage and remove it before serving
Mix a tablespoon of dry onion soup mix to your sautéed mushrooms
Top your asparagus with butter and freshly grated nutmeg
Add 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch to your flour when making a pie crust for a
tastier and flakier crust.
Coat your cabbage in oil and vinegar dressing before making coleslaw for a
Add a bit of ground nutmeg with the dry ingredients when making sugar cookies.
It gives it a slightly richer flavor.
Add a dash or two of ground cloves and two tablespoons of honey to your big pot
Add a little pickling
spice to your roast beef. The spices make a terrific gravy!
Add a drop of ketchup in your beef gravy for a richer flavor without a tomato
Add a little brown sugar to the flour to coat liver before frying. Makes a huge
Replace a quarter of the mozzarella cheese in you lasagna recipe with sharp
Instead of frying meatballs for spaghetti, drop them in chicken broth and boil
for 15 minutes. Drain and add them to simmering spaghetti sauce. They hold
together but remain tender.
Add a few slices of pepperoni to your spaghetti sauce for a quick and tasty
Boil your green beans with a teaspoon of beef bouillon for a tasty difference
Add a teaspoon of sugar and some chopped onion when you fry potatoes for a
heartier, old-fashioned flavor
Drizzle a little maple syrup to your cottage cheese before serving. It makes it
taste a whole lot better!
Sprinkle pink lemonade mix to your apple pie filling for different twist
Add 1/2 cup of applesauce to your apple pie filling for extra flavor and body
Mix a can of cherry pie filling in with your brownie batter
Substitute flaked coconut or finely chopped pecans for 1/4 of the crumbs when
you make a graham cracker crust. What a flavor booster!
perk up your meatloaf, use crushed potato chips instead of bread crumbs.
Top your green beans with a mixture of equal parts honey and Dijon
mustard. This will give your beans a wonderful flavor.
give your corn some zip, combine 1 cup corn and 1½ cups stewed tomatoes, a dash
of salt & pepper and a teaspoon of taco seasoning and heat on the stove.
Use pepper-jack cheese over cooked broccoli for a side dish with pizzazz.
For a refreshing iced tea cooler, fill a tall glass two-thirds full with brewed
iced tea and fill the rest of the way with ginger ale and a squeeze of lemon
give your brownies a little extra flavor, grease the baking pan and dust it with
a cinnamon-sugar combination, pour in the batter, sprinkle more cinnamon-sugar
over the top and bake as usual. The brownies will have a crisp coating that's
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