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2009 - Top ten tips and recipes of the DECADE

rworange | Dec 26, 200909:57 AM

Difficult to believe the first decade of the 21st century is over.

What were the best things you learned and recipes you've found over the past ten years?

I'll think about this a bit and add to it, but I'm going to start with my top two ... the ones that instantly leaped to mind.

Mom Mom's Red Velvet Cake/Butter Cream Icing

While I haven't tried this yet, to me it is everything good about Chowhound. Someone generously sharing tasty information. It is personal and like being invited into a neighbor's kitchen. There is a glimpse into the lives of so many families across so many generations. I love this whole thread and will make this cake someday

The other tip gets credited to me, but it was from a 2002 post by budino who learned it from grandma ... keeping strawberries in glass jars

I can't begin to tell the money and time this has saved me. I buy all sort of berries in large quantities without fear because I know all I have to do is put them unwashed in a glass jar in the fridge and they will last two weeks. No muss, no fuss, no waste.

This was extended to other fruit, veggies and herbs. Chopped onions ... no problem ... and no odor. Cherry tomatoes ... love it. Grapes ... especially grapes. Parsley, cilantro, sliced scalions ... etc, etc, etc.

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