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Tip#1 Easy Chocolate Glaze
Microwave 1 tub (8 oz.) frozen COOL WHIP Whipped Topping with 6 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. and voila! You have the most delicious chocolate glaze for cookies, cupcakes and beyond!
Tip#2 Fluffy Frosting Stretcher
Don't you hate how 1 can of frosting never seems to cover the entire cake? Stretch that frosting by mixing it with an 8-oz. tub of thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping before using as desired. Then, keep frosted cake refrigerated.
Tip#3 Three-Ingredient Frosting
What do you get when you mix 4 oz. softened PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese with a 7-oz. jar of JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme and 8-oz. tub of thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping? The perfect, takes-no-time-to-make, fluffy cream cheese frosting, that's what.
Tip#1 Easy Pudding Pops
Insert a wooden pop stick into top of a JELL-O Pudding Snack, then freeze. What could be better than pudding on a stick? Nothing, that’s what.
Tip#2 5-Second Dessert
No time for dessert? Top a JELL-O Pudding Cup with cut-up fresh fruit and you’ve got a quick tasty treat.
Tip#1 Brown-Sugar Solution
Don’t you hate it when your brown sugar becomes a rock-solid brick of sugar? You can avoid that by adding a few JET-PUFFED Marshmallows to the resealed bag or covered container of brown sugar. Magically, the marshmallows will help keep the sugar soft.
Tip#2 Creamer Substitute
Out of creamer? Don't fret. Sweeten your cup of hot brewed MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee with a few JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows.
Tip#3 Marshmallow Equivalents
You can’t measure just how tasty JET-PUFFED Marshmallows are, but you CAN measure them for recipes:
10 to 13 miniature marshmallows = 1 regular marshmallow
9 to 11 regular marshmallows = 1 cup
Tip#1 STOVE TOP Time Saver
Save time in the kitchen by using STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix to prepare your meatloaf. No chopping necessary! Just add STOVE TOP to the ground beef along with enough water and eggs to moisten, then shape and bake. As a bonus, any leftovers make awesome sandwiches the next day.
Tip#2 STOVE TOP Breakfast Kick-Starters
Breakfast casseroles can be simplified by replacing the bread and seasonings with dry STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix before baking until done: Enjoy. It couldn’t be any easier!
Tip#3 STOVE TOP Meatballs
When preparing meatballs, save time by adding STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix instead of bread crumbs, seasonings and chopped vegetables to 2 lb. ground beef. Add enough water and eggs to moisten, then roll into 48 meatballs and bake until done. Cool and freeze any leftovers to enjoy later when you need a quick meatball fix!
Tip#1 Cheesy VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Muffins
Don't discard any leftover prepared VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Dinner. Instead, use it to make cheesy breakfast muffins. Mix together 1-1/2 cups leftover VELVEETA® Shells & Cheese + 1 egg +1/2 Cup chopped Frozen broccoli florets+1/2 cup diced bell pepper. Fill muffin tins, sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 12-15 min.
Enjoy as part of a breakfast on-the-go, reheat just before walking out the door.
Tip#2 On-Demand VELVEETA Shells & Cheese
OK. So the kids want VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Dinner now, but you don’t have time to make it. To avoid this situation in the future, cook just the Shells when you have a few extra minutes in the kitchen. Cool, then refrigerate. Then for a lightning fast dish, place the cooked Shells in a covered microwaveable container and add 2 Tbsp. water. Microwave on HIGH 3 min. Stir in the Cheese Sauce and you’ve got cheesy goodness in just minutes.
Tip#3 Souped-Up VELVEETA Shells & Cheese
Refrigerate any leftover prepared VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Dinner. Then, mix with canned chicken broth, and your favorite frozen or drained canned vegetables, and cook until heated through for an easy, cheesy homemade soup.
Tip#1 Mac & Cheese Without the Stove
When all you have is a microwave, you can still prepare KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner. Pour Macaroni into 2-qt. microwaveable bowl. Add 2 cups hot water. Microwave on HIGH 8 to 9 min. or until water is absorbed, stirring after 5 min. Add 1/4 cup margarine, 1/4 cup milk and the Cheese Sauce mix; mix well. (Cheese sauce will thicken upon standing.)
Tip#2 Tuna Mac
Stretch your KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner by adding canned tuna and leftover vegetables.
Tip#3 Re-Made Pasta Salad
Mix leftover KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner with your favorite vegetables, deli meat and salad dressing for an easy and delicious pasta salad.
Tip#4 Easy Cheesy Re-Heat
Bring a small amount of water (about ¼ - 1/3 cup) to simmer in a small sauté pan over medium heat. Add leftover KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese. Cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or until heated through. Tastes almost as good and fresh and beats a microwave any day!
Tip#1 CAPRI SUN Slushies
No need to buy those frozen ice cream treats. Simply freeze a pouch of CAPRI SUN for 30 to 45 min. then serve to your kids for an icy naturally sweet slushy.
Tip#2 Sunny Ice Cream Float
Freeze a CAPRI SUN pouch for 30 min. Snip corner, and pour into a glass. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an easy at-home ice cream float.
Tip#3 Sunny Strawberry Smoothies
Empty 2 chilled CAPRI SUN pouches into a blender. Add 2 cups frozen strawberries and blend for an awesome strawberry smoothie.
Tip#4 CAPRI SUN Cooler
Use CAPRI SUN as both a portable drink AND an ice pack for your kids’ lunch boxes. Freeze pouches overnight. Then, pack one in each school lunch. The pouch will help keep the food cold and melt to a drinkable temperature just in time for lunch.
Tip#1 Smoothie Flavor Booster
Add a packet of CRYSTAL LIGHT On The Go Drink Mix to your smoothie for a quick burst of flavor with no extra calories.
Tip#2 CRYSTAL LIGHT Bright Idea
Empty containers of CRYSTAL LIGHT Drink Mix are just something to throw away, right? Not so fast. With their resealable tops, they make versatile storage containers. For example, if you’ve opened a package of KRAFT Natural Cheese, place it in the empty CRYSTAL LIGHT container so it won’t dry out in the refrigerator.
Or, use the containers to store those things that can easily get away: cotton balls, cotton swabs, markers and crayons.
Tip#1 Tie-Dye Easter Eggs
KOOL-AID Drink Mix isn’t just for drinking! It can also add festive color to your Easter eggs. Empty 2 envelopes of your favorite color/flavor KOOL-AID Drink Mix into small bowl. Repeat in separate bowls with other KOOL-AID colors/flavors. Add 2 Tbsp. water to drink mixes in each bowl; stir until completely dissolved. Spoon the different colored waters alternately over moistened cooled hard-cooked eggs to create a tie-dye design. Finally, drizzle a little cold water over each egg to set the colors. Use tongs to transfer eggs to paper towel-covered baking sheet; let stand until dry.
Tip#2 A Very Colorful Frosting
Beat 1 lb. powdered sugar, 1/4 cup milk, 1 envelope (0.14 oz.) KOOL-AID Strawberry Flavor Unsweetened Drink Mix and 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine in medium bowl with mixer until blended. It’s the perfect colorful frosting for any treat.
Tip#1 Coffee, Cubed
Have some leftover MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee? Don’t dump it…freeze it! Pour cooled coffee into ice cube trays and freeze. Then, add to your favorite iced coffee. Or, place in blender along with cold milk and blend for a frosty coffee-flavored drink.
Tip#2 Brewed-Up Batter
Prepare a chocolate cake batter and bake as directed on cake mix package, substituting leftover cooled coffee for the water. You'll love the delicious mocha flavor.
Tip#3 Be a Star. Save some Bucks.
Save money by making your coffee-house favorites at home. Make a quick iced coffee with MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee, milk and ice. Shake and serve!
Tip#1 A Sparkling Idea
MiO Water Enhancers aren’t just for tap or bottled water. Add MiO to your favorite sparkling water for a refreshing flavor burst with no calories.
Tip#2 Flavorful Fruit Dip
MiO Water Enhancers can be used for more than flavoring cold water for refreshing drinks. Instead use it to make an easy fruit dip by stirring MiO Orange Tangerine Liquid Water Enhancer into thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping. Refrigerate until ready to serve with fresh fruit dippers and vanilla wafers.
Tip#1 Better Butter!
Don’t know what to do with that last bit of leftover shredded cheese? Use it to make flavored butter. Mix the leftover cheese with softened butter and finely chopped fresh chives. Or, for a little heat, stir in a finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper. Shape butter mixture into log, then wrap in plastic wrap and freeze. Use as a spread for hot cooked corn on the cob or warm cornbread. Or, spread under the chicken skin before roasting or grilling until done.
Tip#2 1 Chunk. Countless Uses.
Use 1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Natural Cheese for all your cheese needs. Cube it, then mix with dried fruit and nuts for an easy snack. Slice it and serve on crackers topped with apple or pear slices. Shred it to sprinkle in omelets or on top of casseroles. You can even slice it for sandwiches. Don’t have a use for it right now? Just place the cheese in a freezer-weight resealable plastic bag and freeze for later use.
Tip#3 “Grate” Idea
After grating the amount of chunk KRAFT Cheese needed for your recipe, what do you do with that leftover cheese? If you don't feel like eating it right then and there, place the remaining cheese in a freezer-weight resealable plastic bag, and freeze until ready to use as desired.
Tip#1 Sweet Idea
VELVEETA isn't just for savory dips! Try melting it with BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunks for a quick, easy, surprisingly delicious chocolate dip.
Tip#2 Cheesy Salad Topper
Want the creamy taste of the VELVEETA you love in a salad? Well, you can’t really pour melted cheese over a salad. Instead, cube the VELVEETA and add it to your favorite salad.
Tip#3 10-Minute Dip
Need a last-minute party dish? Just place cubed VELVEETA in microwaveable bowl and microwave on HIGH until melted, stirring occasionally. Stir in an undrained can of diced tomatoes and green chiles, then microwave until heated through. But don’t stop there: Try VELVEETA and chili, VELVEETA and beer, VELVEETA and TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Salsa, VELVEETA and cooked sausage, VELVEETA and…your imagination!
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Tip#1 Three-Ingredient Frosting
What do you get when you mix together 4 oz. softened PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese with a 7-oz. jar of JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme and 8-oz. tub of thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping? The perfect, takes-no-time-to-make, fluffy cream cheese frosting, that's what.
Tip#2 Easy Cream Sauce
Cream sauces don't have to be difficult or expensive to make. Just add cubed PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese to saucepan along with milk and your favorite seasonings. Heat and, voila, you have a restaurant-quality cream sauce.
Tip#3 Two-Ingredient Spread
Spoon your favorite sweet or savory jam over 1 softened 8-oz. pkg. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese. Serve with crackers for an instant party hit.
Tip#4 “Souper” Idea
For a creamier soup, whisk in a couple ounces of PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese into your favorite hot soup and cook until melted.
Tip#5 Enchiladas get the PHILLY treatment
Stir cubed PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese into your favorite enchilada filling for the perfect touch of flavor and creaminess.
Tip#1 Sour Cream with a Twist
Use leftover sour cream to top your baked potatoes, eggs or mix with a little lime juice and cumin for an easy salad dressing or topping for tacos!
Tip#2 Sour Cream with a Kick
Stir 2 tsp. Sriracha sauce (hot chili sauce) or a few dashes hot pepper sauce into 1/2 cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream, then use as desired.
Tip#3 Blue-Ribbon Sour Cream
For an indulgent flavor kick, add 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Natural Blue Cheese Crumbles to 1/2 cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream. Then, use as directed.
Tip#4 Sour Cream Power
What to do with that leftover dip from your party? Don’t toss it - use it as a sandwich spread or as a topping for grilled burgers.
Tip#5 Sour Cream in Everything!
Have a recipe that calls for yogurt? Surprise everyone, and your taste buds, by preparing it with BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream instead.
Tip#1 Fluffier Eggs with Ease
Don’t have time to cook bacon or sausage to serve along with your eggs? Boost the protein of the eggs by stirring a little BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Cottage Cheese into the hot scrambled eggs. Not only will you get some extra protein, but the cottage cheese will make the cooked eggs fluffier, too!
Tip#2 Better than Buttermilk
No buttermilk to use to prepare your favorite pancake batter? No problem! Just substitute BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream or Cottage Cheese for the buttermilk. If the resulting batter is too thick, just thin it with a little milk.
Tip#3 Protein Boosters
Increase the protein content of a meal or snack with cottage cheese: Spoon BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Cottage Cheese onto a toasted split whole grain bagel, then top with sliced bananas and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. Or, combine BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Cottage Cheese with your favorite KRAFT Dressing before using as desired.
Tip#4 Cottage Cheese with a Kick
Surprise guests with this spicy twist on BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Cottage Cheese. Mix each tub of cottage cheese with 1 finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper, 1 cup coarsely chopped mixed red and yellow grape tomatoes, 1/4 cup lime juice and 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro. Your guests will love the colorful and flavorful results.
Tip#1 Three-Ingredient Peanut Sauce
Add Thai flavor to grilled meats with this easy sauce. Just blend 1/2 cup KRAFT Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing with 1/3 cup PLANTERS Crunchy Peanut Butter and 1 tsp. Sriracha sauce (hot chili sauce). Then, use as desired.
Tip#2 Better Baked Spuds
Mix a small amount of your favorite KRAFT Dressing with BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream before spooning over split hot baked potatoes.
Tip#3 Dressing Dress-Ups
Build fresh flavor by adding “mix-ins” to your favorite KRAFT Dressing. For starters, try adding chopped fresh basil to KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing, chopped fresh cilantro and PLANTERS Peanuts to KRAFT Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing, Sriracha sauce (hot chili sauce) to KRAFT Classic Ranch Dressing, or smashed berries to KRAFT Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing.
Tip#4 Double-Duty Dressing
Salad dressings can serve more than one purpose. Use them as a marinade for chicken, pork, fish or beef, and also as a dressing for your side/entrée salads. KRAFT Italian, Caesar, Balsamic, Greek and Zesty Lime Vinaigrette Dressings all work great as marinades.
Tip#1 Curry in a Hurry
Make a quick curry dressing by combining 1/2 cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing, 1/2 cup milk and 1 tsp. curry powder. It’s a perfect flavor boost for potatoes, vegetables and even salads.
Tip#2 Miracle Grilled Cheese
Add extra flavor to grilled cheese sandwiches by spreading the outsides of the sandwiches with MIRACLE WHIP Dressing instead of butter or margarine before grilling.
Tip#1 Mayo On The Outside
Want a tastier crust on that grilled cheese sandwich? Spread outside of sandwich with KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise instead of butter before grilling in skillet or on griddle until golden brown.
Tip#2 10-Second Tartar Sauce
No tartar sauce? Just make it yourself by mixing 1/2 cup KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise with 2 Tbsp. CLAUSSEN Sweet Pickle Relish and 1 Tbsp. chopped onions.
Tip#3 Mayo Milanesas!
Use KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise to make milanesas more easily. Instead of coating the meat with flour, eggs and bread crumbs (which can be messy), brush the meat with KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise, then press both sides into bread crumbs and cook in skillet until done. In addition to helping make the crumb coating stick to the meat, the mayo also adds creamy flavor.
Tip#4 Layer the Flavor
For extra tasty chicken or fish fillets, brush the fillets with flavored KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise before breading and baking them. To flavor the mayo, just mix it with Sriracha sauce (hot chili sauce), chili sauce or hoisin sauce before using as directed.
Tip#1 A+ Topping
Give baked potatoes a spicy twist by stirring A.1. Sauce into BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream before spooning over the split hot split potatoes.
Tip#2 Ketchup with a Kick
For a flavorful alternative to ketchup, mix KRAFT Real Mayo Mayonnaise with your favorite A.1. Sauce. Serve as a dip or as a topping for hot french fries.
Tip#1 Easy Herbed Mustard
Mix GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard with chopped fresh herbs, such as rosemary, parsley or dill, then spread onto chicken breasts or fish fillets before baking.
Tip#2 Salad Spice-Up
Want to give your chicken or tuna salad a little pop? Just add some GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard to the salad.
Tip#1 Bits o’ Bacon
When a recipe calls for cut-up bacon, use kitchen shears to cut the uncooked bacon slices into desired size pieces. The bacon pieces will separate as you cook them, resulting in the perfect size for sprinkling over your favorite foods, such as salads or hot baked potatoes.
Tip#2 Hold The Bacon!
Did you know that you can freeze bacon? Stock up when it‘s on sale, then place unopened packages in freezer-weight resealable plastic bags and freeze up to 6 months. Thaw in refrigerator before cooking.
Tip#3 Makin’ Bacon – A LOT of Bacon
Cook large quantities of bacon easily in the oven, then package smaller portions for storage. Refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze in freezer-weight resealable plastic bags for longer storage. Cooked bacon is perfect for serving over cooked burgers; using to make your favorite sandwiches, such as BLTs; or adding to your favorite breakfast sides.
Tip#4 Double the Bacon, Half the Size
Cut an opened package of OSCAR MAYER Bacon crosswise down the center with a large sharp knife; freeze half for later use. The remaining bacon half fits easily into a skillet or microwaveable container to cook until crisp. The shorter slices are great for dividing into kid-size portions.
Tip#1 How Do You Feel About OSCAR MAYER LUNCHABLES?
Varieties such as OSCAR MAYER LUNCHABLES S’mores Dippers and Dirt Cake have foods with distinctly different textures, providing a great sensory activity. Let young kids talk about how each section has a different texture and feel to it. Kids will love the idea of playing with their food in a creative way (while not getting in trouble!) to see what each component feels like.
Tip#2 OSCAR MAYER LUNCHABLES Really Add Up
Many of the OSCARY MAYER LUNCHABLES varieties offer an opportunity to practice addition, subtraction and sorting. Use your creativity to present different problems to solve. The kids will probably have so much fun they’ll hardly realize they’re learning in the process!
Tip#1 Hot Dogs on Hand!
Stock up on hot dogs when they are on sale. Place packages in freezer-weight resealable plastic bags and freeze for easy on-hand budget dishes.
Tip#2 Better Beans
Give regular canned pork and beans a flavor and nutrition boost. Just add cut-up OSCAR MAYER Hot Dogs and a rinsed 15-oz. can of black beans to the mix, then cook until heated through. The family will love the flavor, which truly elevates the status of this classic side dish.
Tip#3 Who Needs A Bun?
You can add a simple, smoky flavor to countless dishes with the help of hot dogs Add chopped or sliced OSCAR MAYER Hot Dogs to prepared rice mixes, canned soups, cooked greens, cheese pizzas, mac and cheese, noodle casseroles and baked potatoes. You’re limited only by your imagination—and how many hot dogs you have on hand!
Tip#4 Hot Diggity Pizza
Give the family a treat by topping hot English muffin pizzas with KRAFT Shredded Cheese and sliced cooked OSCAR MAYER Hot Dogs.
Tip#5 Hot Dogs 100 Ways!
OSCAR MAYER Hot Dogs do a whole lot more than just sitting in buns. Don’t believe it? Just heat, then chop them up to use as a topping for your favorite nachos; add to a smoky empanada filling; or sprinkle over hot baked potatoes.
How about “dunkables?” Cook OSCAR MAYER Hot Dogs as directed on package, then cut into bite-size pieces to serve as dippers with ketchup, mustard or KRAFT Sweet ‘N Sour Sauce. Or for adults, try serving with Thai peanut sauce, Sriracha sauce (hot chili sauce) mixed with mayo, sweet chili sauce or Buffalo wing sauce. For added fun, use pretzel sticks as toothpicks