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COOKING TIPS

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Do not go to the store with a shopping list. Go to the store, see what ingredients look good and then make your list.

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Buy a new kitchen sponge: Existential question time. If your sponge is filthy and smells, how can you expect it get your dishes clean?

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Store salad greens in a resalable plastic bag with a paper towel. The towel is there to absorb moisture, which keeps your greens crisper, longer.

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To make a great sandwich, spread the mayonnaise from corner to corner on the bread. Every bite should be flavorful. Now that is a sandwich.

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When chopping herbs, toss a little salt onto the cutting board; it will keep the herbs from flying around.

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Having cooked grains in your fridge means that fried rice, pilafs, rice bowls and robust salads are just minutes away.

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After working with garlic, rub your hands vigorously on your stainless steel sink for 30 seconds before washing them. It will remove the odor.

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Salt your salads: It adds texture. It makes the dressing pop. It is proof that there is nothing you should not be salting.

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Smash garlic cloves inside a resealable plastic bag with the back of a knife. That way, your cutting board and knife would not smell.

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Switch to metal measuring cups and spoons. Plastic warps over time, making them less precise.

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Stop crowding your pans: Food that is crowded into a cast iron skillet or sheet tray gets steamed and soggy instead of crisp.

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A braised or slow roasted whole beef roast or pork shoulder can be made into several dishes and sandwiches all week.

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Buy parchment paper: What else are you going to roast your vegetables on? How else are you going to make quick dinners of fish en papillote?

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You cannot toss a salad or mix cookies or make meatballs in a tiny cereal bowl. All you can do is make a bigger mess.

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Season all of your food from start to finish. Seasoning in stages brings the most out of your ingredients and gives you the most flavor.

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Put the lid on the pot to make your water boil faster: Seems obvious, but if you do not know, now you know.

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If you are cooking for someone important whether it is your boss or a date never try a new recipe and a new ingredient at the same time.

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Soup could have used more tomato? Chicken needed ten more minutes in the oven? Make a note of it and you will never make that mistake again.

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Take the time to actually read recipes through before you begin.

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Add cheese rinds to vegetable or meat broths for another dimension of flavor.