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COOKING TIPS

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

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

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

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

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

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