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Here’s a tip

• When you make a chicken in the crockpot, use this trick to have it come out moist and delicious: Prepare the bird as normal, rinsing and patting dry, then seasoning. Ball up six to eight wads of aluminum foil — enough to cover the bottom of the crockpot. Put bird in breast-side up on top of the foil balls. The chicken should not be touching the sides of the pot. Cook on low 6-8 hours for a succulent dinner! • “To use the last of the peanut butter in a glass jar, simply add your morning oatmeal for a yummy flavored breakfast. Or add sliced bananas and a couple tablespoons of milk for a delicious dessert!” — J.S. in Kansas • To help kids in both becoming responsible for the food choices they make and being a helpful member of the household, encourage them to choose a family meal each week, and then help to prep or even cook the meal according to their ability. Experts say this offers a good opportunity to talk about nutritional choices and the impact of different foodpreparation techniques. • “If you purchase sodas or other drinks that are linked together with plastic rings, do the little critters a favor: Cut open the loops with scissors so that there are no rings for animals or sea life to get caught in.” — A.A. in Florida • When you are zesting or juicing oranges, lemons or limes for a recipe, go ahead and do several at a time. Freeze the citrus zest and juice in an ice-cube tray. You can pop out the cubes and use them in recipes later on. • Lightly squish your toilet paper roll as you put a new one on. It will not spin as freely but still functions, meaning less waste. Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.

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