Tip Tuesday: How to tell if eggs are still fresh and good to eat!

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This one is a simple yet great tip that can save you lots of hassle in the long run. The day I filmed this video I actually hadn’t planned on it, but when I filled up a pot of eggs and water, one of them floated. I took this as a hint to film. It’s probably a little hasty, but my camera kept fogging up!

So how do you know if your eggs are bad? Obviously if they’re cracked or leaking they’re a no go, but what if they look perfectly fine? Get a glass or bowl and fill it with water. Using a spoon gently lower your egg into the container and pay attention to what happens. If it sinks to the bottom and lays on it’s side your egg is very fresh and tasty. If it starts to stand on end, it’s getting a little older, but still perfectly safe and tasty to eat. However, if your egg floats, even just a little bit your egg is bad! Throw it away!

Also, it’s a good tip to do this anyways if you’re at all concerned, because the eggs shown in the video didn’t expire for another 2 weeks showing you cant’ always tell by the date on the package. If you’re doing a large batch, fill up a saucepan with water and test that way.

I hope this tip helps someone! I have done this for years and it always works.

Tip Tuesday: How to make Half and Half


How to make Half and Half
 
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Making half and half is easy to do and can save you money in the long run. If you use a high fat % cream the end product will be around 13% fat content.
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Cuisine: Dairy
Serves: 4 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cream
  • 3 cups 2% milk
Instructions
  1. MIx the cream and the milk. Super easy!
Notes
If you are buying light cream or a lower fat % than 35% reduce the amount of milk to 2 - 2½ cups.
Calories are shown for recipe demonstrated in the video.
Bonus tip: portion out into ¼ cup measurements or ice cub trays and freeze.
Great for portioning into your daily coffee. Just defrost overnight and shake well before use.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 74 Fat: 6 Saturated fat: 4 Unsaturated fat: 2 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 2 Sugar: 2 Sodium: 24 Fiber: 0 Protein: 2 Cholesterol: 24
 

Tip Tuesday: Storing Ginger

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Okay guys you’re going to think I’m nutty, but this is so simple It only took me a minute to explain it in video! Do you often find yourself buying fresh ginger for an extra kick to a stir fry or maybe you tried that old fashion recipe for ginger snaps and then just had extra? Here is a great tip to save you money on ginger! Peel a large piece of ginger and put it in a zip lock bag. Then when you’re ready to make stir fry or cookies, use a fine grater to shave some off. The texture is often nicer AND you won’t waste money on molded or dried out ginger again. It works great I promise!

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