For each 5 pounds of weight, the turkey will need 24 hours in the refrigerator to thaw. Never defrost a turkey at room temperature.
Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Pippin, and York Imperial apples are best for pies.
Drain, but don’t rinse, pasta before saucing.
To make cupcakes less messy for lunchboxes and picnics, insert some frosting into the centers using a bulb baster instead of frosting the tops.
Cook vegetables sprayed with Crisco® No-Stick Cooking Spray in foil packets or directly on the grill. Season with salt and pepper and your favorite blend of spices or fresh herbs.
Ginger can add tons of flavor to your food. To use, peel the thin tan skin with a vegetable peeler, then chop or grate as desired.
When adding nuts to a batter, do so at the very last moment, and the nuts will have a crispier texture.
You can partially freeze meat for stir fries to make slicing into thin strips easier.
To reduce the fat in broth, chill before using. The fat will rise to the top, making it easy to skim off.
Use heavy baking sheets that distribute heat evenly, creating uniformly baked cookies.
Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening has 50% less saturated fat than butter and 0 g trans fat per serving.
Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening produces tender and moist results in a cake, cookie or pie crust.
To measure Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening, pack firmly into dry measuring cup, level with spatula or back of knife and then remove with rubber scraper.
Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening can replace butter in your favorite baked goods recipes.
Nonstick cookie sheets should be light colored, or cookies may brown too much on the bottom.
"Drop cookies" are made from semi-soft dough that is dropped onto a baking sheet.
To keep cookies from spreading, chill the dough before baking.
To allow the hot air to circulate properly, leave at least 2 inches around all sides of cookie sheets or pans in the oven.