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Helpful Hint: Keep control of boiling water

Heidi Shaffer / The Forum

Pasta can sometimes lead to a catastrophic boil-over if you don’t keep careful watch. But not with this tip.

Place a wooden spoon across the top of the pot and let the water boil away. Make sure it’s wooden, though; plastic won’t break the water tension enough to make a difference.

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Heidi Shaffer

Heidi Shaffer is the Audience Engagement Manager for Forum Communications. Readers can reach Shaffer at (701) 241-5582 or by emailing Twitter: @heidishaffer | Instagram: @hreisenauer  

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