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COOKING TIPS

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

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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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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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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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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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When chopping herbs, toss a little salt onto the cutting board; it will keep the herbs from flying around.

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

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Buy brown sugar as you need it, in as small a quantity as possible. The stuff just does not keep very long.

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

18

Make an appointment with a financial advisor.

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