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8 Line Cooks Share Hacks to Cut Your Prep Time in Half | Bon Appetit

Prep work for a meal is something many of us do not have a lot of time to handle, particularly during the week when things get hectic enough. Finding shortcuts, better ways and more efficient methods is always a beautiful thing to help you save some time chopping vegetables and getting things ready for a meal during the week or on the weekend. Bon Appetit has 8 tips here from professional line cooks that they use to make their job easier so you would have to think they are methods that would benefit the rest of us really well. Check it out!

New recipes coming this week for sure as I iron out some free time to do more blogging in between other responsibilities and adventures. Check back and see what is going on!

Source: 8 Line Cooks Share Hacks to Cut Your Prep Time in Half | Bon Appetit

 

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The Best Pots and Pans for Every Kitchen | SAVEUR

As much as I may want to believe that I can do everything with my cast iron pan, there are times where your cooking calls for something a little different. Having some basic pots and pans in the house can make your cooking more efficient and easier and it allows you a bit more freedom to experiment with new recipes. Saveur has put together what they think are the best pots and pans for your kitchen, and it’s hard to argue with the types they have selected. Check it out and see if you could add something new to your cooking arsenal!

Source: The Best Pots and Pans for Every Kitchen | SAVEUR

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2017 in Cooking, Cooking Tips, Equipment

 

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Easy Homemade Condiment Recipes | Tasting Table

We all rely on store-bought condiments most of the time, but is there a better option? Who has the time to make things like ketchup or mayo at home? Surprisingly enough, you do! Making your own condiments is a lot easier than you think, gives you better control of the ingredients you and your family eat and they just plain taste better. Tasting Table has put together 7 easy recipes for different condiments that you can make yourself so you can save some money, eat something that tastes great and really impress your family! Check it out!

I am finally over my sickness after several weeks of fighting it. Though work has been pretty crazy lately too, I am going to try to get caught up on my blogging next week so I can get back into my routine. I have some great recipes I have tried recently that will be fun to share. Stay tuned and thanks!

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17 Tips for Faster, Healthier, and Easier Weeknight Dinners | Bon Appetit

Coming up with ways to make easy, fast and healthy dinners can seem impossible sometimes. There are many days when the last thing you want to think about is what is for dinner and wish something could magically appear that you can cook quickly. Instead of turning to pizza delivery or fast food, start using some of these 17 ideas and tips Bon Appetit offers to keep healthy and easy dinner options right in your kitchen so you can throw something great together in just minutes and look like you have been thinking about it all day. Check it out!

Tomorrow should be the day our new appliances come, and hopefully, that will complete our kitchen. It’s been tough trying to cook meals just using an electric pressure cooker, a sandwich press and two small electric burners we borrowed, so it will be great to have a stove again that I can with each day. Fingers crossed it works out tomorrow, and I can get back to recipes!

Source: 17 Tips for Faster, Healthier, and Easier Weeknight Dinners | Bon Appetit

 

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The Food Lab: How to Roast the Best Potatoes of Your Life | Serious Eats

As easy as roasting potatoes may sound, getting the potatoes to come out just right with the perfect combination of crispy and crunchy outside with a creamy inside is not as simple as it seems. More often than not I find I struggle in getting the combination perfect and either get ptoatoes too crunchy outside and dried out inside or moist inside but not crunchy. Well Serious Eats seeks to make the process easier for you and I by showing just what you need and what you have to do to create the perfect roasted potatoes any time. Check it out!

Source: The Food Lab: How to Roast the Best Potatoes of Your Life | Serious Eats

 

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Emergency Hacks for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

As much as you may plan your meal on Thanksgiving, there can always be a situation where you find you run out of one ingredient you may need. Williams-Sonoma has put together a few hacks for you for items you can use in a pinch if you run out of something like buttermilk or cornstarch. Check it out!

Emergency Hacks for Your Thanksgiving Meal

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2016 in Cooking, Cooking Tips, Cooking Websites, Dinner, Holidays

 

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Watch Chef Jacques Pépin Demonstrate 7 Mesmerizing Knife Techniques – Bon Appétit

One thing I have always wished I could do better in the kitchen involves my knife skills. While they are better, I could still use some work and improvement. If you are like me and want to work on your knife skills, who better to learn from than cooking legend Jacques Pepin? Bon Appetit has 7 how-to videos from the master that cover different knife techniques so you can learn to be an expert at the chopping board. Check it out!

Source: Watch Chef Jacques Pépin Demonstrate 7 Mesmerizing Knife Techniques – Bon Appétit

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2016 in Cooking, Cooking Tips, Cooking Websites, Equipment

 

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