Cooking By The Pros
Martha vs. Maxine Recipe Cook-off

Martha’s Way...
Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.
Maxine’s Way...
Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Pete’s sake! You’re probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it, anyway!

Martha’s Way...
To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
Maxine’s Way...
Buy Hungry Jack mashed potato mix and keep it in the pantry for up to a year.

Martha’s Way...
When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won’t be any white mess on the outside of the cake.
Maxine’s Way...
Go to the bakery! They’ll even decorate it for you.

Martha’s Way...
If you accidentally oversalt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant “fix-me-up”.
Maxine’s Way...
If you over-salt a dish while you are cooking, that’s too bad. Please recite with me the real woman’s motto: “I made it and you will eat it and I don’t care how bad it tastes!”

Martha’s Way...
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.
Maxine’s Way...
Celery? Never heard of it!

Martha’s Way...
Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.
Maxine’s Way...
The Mrs. Smith frozen pie directions do not include brushing egg whites over the crust so I don’t.

Martha’s Way...
Cure for headaches: take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.
Maxine’s Way...
Take a lime, mix it with tequila, chill and drink!

Martha’s Way...
If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.
Maxine’s Way...
Go ask that very cute neighbor if he can open it for you.

Martha’s Way...
Don’t throw out all that leftover wine. Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.
Maxine’s Way...
Leftover wine???????? HEL-LO!!!!!


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16-Feb-2020