Baked Potato


  • Potato
  • Sour Cream
  • Butter
  • Green Onions

Directions for Oven

  • Preheat the oven 350 F°
  • Wash potato with a scrubber/brush
  • Dry potato and poke holes in potato with a fork
  • *Optional* coat potato with olive oil and sprinkle salt on the outside
  • Wrap Potato in tin foil and place in oven
  • Bake in oven for an hour or until soft

Directions for Microwave

  • Wash potato with a scrubber/brush
  • Dry potato and poke holes in potato with a fork
  • Place potato in microwave for 4 minutes

Directions for after done baking

  • While you wait, wash and dry green onions and cut into thin slices
  • Once potato is done, cut through potato lengthwise and crosswise three quarters deep’
  • Use a knife to open up potato in between the cuts
  • Add sour cream, sliced green onions, and salt and pepper to the inside of the potato

Things that go good with baked potatoes

  • Salsa
  • Cheese
  • Chili
  • Beans
  • Broccoli

How to Ripen Fruit

Some fruit are picked at the peak of ripeness and will taste best when eaten soon after picking like strawberries and cherries. Other fruits like pears, avocados, kiwi, bananas, and tomatoes can be picked when fully grown but firm and will ripen later. 

Ripe pears and avocados should not be mushy but the surface should be able to indent if pressed.

How to ripen fruit faster: Place avocados and pears in a paper lunch bag, fold the top over and leave at room temperature on the counter. Gas will concentrate in the bag to ripen the fruit.  Tip: adding an apple to the bag can help it go faster. Check the bag daily to see when fruit is ready.

Apple Dump Cake


  • 2 Apples
  • 1 Box of Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3/4 cup butter (melted)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees, spray 8X8 pan with cooking spray or use butter to grease the pan
  2. Peel and chop up 2 apples to spread evenly on the bottom of the pan
  3. Top with dry cake mix and distribute evenly over top the apples
  4. Melt butter in microwave and pour over top cake mixture, tilting the pan to get the top coated evenly
  5. Bake 45 to 50 minuets, until lightly golden brown, mostly dry on top, and bubbly around the edges