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COOKING TIPS

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Replace your non stick skillet: Do your scrambled eggs slide off the pan if you do not use oil or butter? They should. Might be time for an upgrade.

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Cook pasta 1 minute less than the package instructions and cook it the rest of the way in the pan with sauce.

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Buy fruit at its peak at a farmers market and freeze it in an airtight container so you can enjoy it year round.

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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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Plunge vegetables in ice water after blanching boiling them so they maintain a bright color.

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Marinating meat with citrus can give it a mealy texture. If you like citrus, a little squeeze of lemons always a good way to finish the dish instead.

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When seasoning a salad, use coarse sea salt mixed with a little olive oil. It will stay crunchy when combined with the vinaigrette.

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To cut pancetta or bacon into lardons, put in the freezer for 15 minutes. This will firm up the meat and make it easier to cut.

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Cool your food before putting it in the fridge. If you do not, the temperature in the refrigerator will rise. And the only thing that benefits is mold.

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

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For safety, put a wine cork on the tip of a knife before putting the knife in a drawer.

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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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For best results when you are baking, leave butter and eggs at room temperature overnight.

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

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Fresh basil keeps much better and longer at room temperature with the stems in water.

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Always keep lemons in the fridge. You can use the squeezed rinds to clean and deodorize your wooden cutting boards.

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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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Do not toast your toast. Fry it. Warm some butter over medium high heat. Lay in bread and fry until golden on both sides. Sell your toaster.

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