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Store spices in a cool, dark place, not above your stove. Humidity, light and heat will cause herbs and spices to lose their flavor.

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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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Whisk a little salt and sugar into some white vinegar. Pour over thinly sliced raw vegetables. Wait 20 minutes. Eat.

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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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But if your brown sugar is rock hard, do not throw it out. Revive it with a minute or so in the microwave.

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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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A cast iron pan is a valuable kitchen ally. It offers an even cooking surface and is a breeze to clean.

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When grinding your own beef for burgers, grind in some bacon.

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

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Do not use oil in the water when boiling pasta: It will keep the sauce from sticking to the cooked pasta.

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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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Invest in a bottle of high quality olive oil. Just a small drizzle can really bring out the flavor of pizza, mozzarella, pasta, fish and meat.

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

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When you grill, pull your steaks out of the refrigerator one hour ahead of time so they can come to room temperature.

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For rich, creamy dressings made healthy, substitute half the mayo with Greek style yogurt.

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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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Acidity, salt and horseradish bring out full flavors in food.

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Stock up on random cuts of meat: A freezer full of roasted turkey necks and bony beef cuts will ensure you always have what you need to make broth.

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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.