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Ask a Cook: Can old brine make new pickles?

Q: My daughter and I bought some tasty pickled okra. We ate it quickly, but there is a lot of liquid left in the jar. Can I add our home-grown okra to the jar to get pickled okra? How long would it take to pickle?

A: I turned this question over ...

Recipe Finder: No-bake Twinkie cake

Alice McKeehan of Elkhart, Ind., wanted help locating a recipe for making a Twinkie cake. Her friend who used to make it has died, and McKeehan cannot find her copy of the recipe. All she can really remember is that it was an easy, no-bake cake ...

Recipe Finder: No-boil pasta bake

Sheila Hunter of Severna Park, Md., was hoping someone would have the recipe for a one-dish baked pasta entree that does not require cooking the pasta first. She said the recipe was printed on the label of a pasta sauce (she doesn't recall which ...

Ask a Cook: The trick to parchment paper

Q: My cracker recipe calls for rolling the dough thinly between two sheets of parchment paper. When I try it, the parchment slips all over the counter. How can I hold it in place?

A: Parchment paper or plastic wrap can both help you roll out a ...