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COOKING TIPS

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

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

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

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

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A braised or slow roasted whole beef roast or pork shoulder can be made into several dishes and sandwiches all week.

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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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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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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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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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Add cheese rinds to vegetable or meat broths for another dimension of flavor.

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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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Acidity, salt and horseradish bring out full flavors in food.

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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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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.

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

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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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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.