Dear Helosie: I am craving the waffles I make using your recipe. My family is "camping out" in my mother's almost-empty house, so all of our stuff is in storage, including my recipes. My mom did leave her waffle iron here, so I can make them. Please help. I read your hints in the Houston Chronicle. Thanks for all your practical tips, hints and recipes.
Loyal Fan in Friendswood, Texas
Here is the popular recipe you requested. Remember, the waffles need to be cooked ASAP so they will be fluffy don't let the batter set and go flat. You will need:
2 cups good biscuit mix
1/2 cup oil
Combine ingredients and blend with a large spoon, being careful not to overmix. Add to the hot waffle iron, and when done, you will have a delicious, light and fluffy waffle. Heloise
Dear Heloise: I cook for my wife and myself. I often like to add small amounts of chicken or beef broth to soups or something I am cooking. When I open a container of broth and use only a little, I pour the remainder in ice-cube trays, freeze it and then put the frozen cubes into plastic bags or containers. Then, when needed, I just drop in a few cubes. Works fine for me.
Edgar Burks, Springfield, Mo.
Dear Heloise: When I got a new dishwasher, it was suggested that I use only the powdered type of dishwasher detergent. I do prefer the way the liquids and gels are packaged, though, with a handle on the bottle for easier pouring.
So, I washed out an empty, plastic half-gallon milk jug and allowed it to dry thoroughly. Then I poured the dry detergent from its cardboard box through a funnel into the jug. I cut the product name off the box and taped it to the jug on two sides.
Now I have a container with a handle for my dry dishwasher detergent. Keep the lid on the jug so that the detergent doesn't form clumps from the humidity in the air.
Dear Heloise: I find that those plastic bowls with lids that you get when you purchase a salad are definitely worth keeping. I give them a good washing and place lots of cut-up fresh veggies and fruits in them.
When you are hungry for a healthy and delicious snack, just reach into the bowl, and there are some fresh picks for your five-a-day, all cut and ready to eat. Anna Victoria Reich, Stafford, Va.
Dear Heloise: A coffee filter can serve as a cover on a bowl of food as you are heating the food up in the microwave. Works great when you do not have the correct-size lid.
A Reader, via e-mail
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