Tara D. in Fort Wayne, Ind. writes: I was making soup and corn was one of the ingredients. I had some corn on the cob and needed to remove the corn. No problem: I grabbed my fluted cake pan, stuck a cob in the inner ring and carefully cut off the kernels.

Cheryl B. writes via email: When a recipe calls for chopped parsley, basil, kale or spinach for soup or sauces, I put them in the freezer. All you then have to do is squeeze them in the bag!

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