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Subject: Tips, tricks, hints, counters?
Date Posted: 2/24/2013 3:50 PM ET
Member Since: 10/5/2010
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I found out by accident one day that the counter for garlic is sugar!

I probably am the only one that would use too much garlic or not follow a recipe exactly to have this happen.  I was thinking just in case I would share this as it worked like a charm saved the day to be able to balance the garlic taste with sugar.  Simple and successful!

Kind of a quiet cookbook or cooking forum!! Anyone else have any hints or tips to share? I am sure I could use them!



Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 2/24/2013 11:10 PM ET
Member Since: 3/14/2011
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I didn't know you could use too much garlic.

Date Posted: 2/27/2013 6:51 PM ET
Member Since: 7/10/2011
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I didn't either, LOL!!  Interesting tidbit though!

You can put a potato in soup or stew if you get it too salty, and it will take the salt level down.  That's the only other one that comes to mind.

Date Posted: 3/1/2013 9:29 PM ET
Member Since: 7/10/2011
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Just thought of another one, put so1/4-1/2 teaspon of baking soda in your tomato soup, or tomato based sauces.  It neutralizes some of the acid and intensifies the tomato flavor.

Date Posted: 10/13/2013 9:59 AM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2012
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Stephanie great counter on the garlic.  I've put to much garlic on things because I love it so much.