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COOKING TIPS

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Want perfectly julienned carrots? Buy a mandoline. Are you a scaredycat? Wear a cut resistant safety glove until you feel comfortable bare handed.

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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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Always measure what you are baking. No shortcuts in pastry: It is a science.

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After making eggs sunny side up, deglaze the pan with sherry vinegar, then drizzle the sauce on the eggs to add another dimension to the dish.

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When you are going to sauté garlic, slice it rather than mincing it and it is less likely to burn that way.

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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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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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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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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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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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Do not be afraid to set off the smoke alarm: Especially when cooking meat. Smoke equals char, and char is delicious.

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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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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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Always use sharp knives. Not only is it safer but it will make your work much more efficient.

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When roasting vegetables, toss them in oil, then season them with salt and pepper and toss again. This way, the seasoning actually sticks to your food.

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

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Make an appointment with a financial advisor.

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Put a damp paper or kitchen towel under your cutting board. That way, your board would not slip around as you chop

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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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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?