Dear Heloise: I have lost the recipe for a SALT-FREE SEASONING that had been published in your column.
Would you please reprint it for me? -- Grace Smith, Jonestown, Pa.
Yes, here it is for you and for all the others who keep asking for it over and over again. You will need:
5 teaspoons onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
Mix all ingredients together and store in a tightly covered container in a cool, dark place. Just double the amounts to make a larger batch.
Here's a spicy hint: Don't store spices near the stove. Heat causes them to lose their flavor faster, which means your food won't be as tasty as it should be. -- Heloise
Dear Heloise: I make coffee every morning. I used to have a problem with coffee grounds in my coffee. If your coffeemaker makes coffee fast, you might have had the same problem, as the grounds tend to splash over the edge of the coffee filter.
One day I pulled the coffee-filter basket out of the dishwasher, and it wasn't completely dry when I put the filter in. I noticed how well the filter stuck to the edge of the basket.
Now before every pot, I wet it, pop in the filter and add the coffee, and no more grounds end up in my cup. -- Brett, San Antonio
Dear Heloise: I have found that cauliflower gets brown spots very quickly. I use a potato peeler to easily scrape off the brown areas, and the cauliflower looks as good as new. -- Simone Montfort, Ventura, Calif.
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