Dear Heloise: When you have extra coffee filters that don’t fit your new coffee pot, don’t throw them away. I like to use mine to line small bowls for snacking. No washing afterward; I just toss the liner away. — Mary Ann K., Fishersville, Virginia


Dear Heloise: I’m out on my own now and cooking a lot of my meals. I’m hoping you’ll reprint your one-pot chicken dish for me, because as I recall, it was not only easy to make but very tasty as well. I’m learning to cook a number of things, but that recipe is one of my all-time favorites. — Jacob Q., Jacksonville, Florida

Jacob, this is one of my most requested recipes and is a fan favorite:

One-Pot Chicken

1 teaspoon oil

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup diced potato (1/2-inch cubes)

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons chopped celery

1 cup water

1 bay leaf

1/8 teaspoon thyme

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 cup canned peas

2 3-ounce skinless, boneless…

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