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COOKING TIPS

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Always make stock in a large quantity and freeze it in plastic bags. When you want to make a nice soup you can simply pull the bag out of the freezer.

2

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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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.

4

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

7

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

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

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Peel ginger and keep it in the freezer. Not only will it last longer, it will grate it more easily.

10

Microfiber dish drying mats are better than dish racks. So is a decent dish towel.

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

14

Make an appointment with a financial advisor.

15

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

16

Buy your avocados at a Mexican grocery store. Those are the stores that sell them ripe.

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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.

18

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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Always keep lemons in the fridge. They will keep longer that way, you will be able to add fresh lemon juice to everything from dressings to cocktails.

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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.