My good friend Allison gave me a Joy of Cooking calendar for 2008 – one of my favorite things to do each morning is rip off the page and see what the tip of the day is – I’ll be sharing some of these with you this year šŸ™‚

February 8, 2008

-switch to olive, canola, peanut or another healthful vegetable oil, instead of sauteeing with butter

-make cookies, cakes and quick breads with healthful oils or trans-fat-free shortening

-use extra-lean ground meat in place of regular gound beef, and pork tenderloin in place of pork loin or other fatty cuts of pork

-try skim or 1-percent milk in recipes calling for whole milk, and nonfat plain yogurt in those calling for sour cream