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Make Your Own Instant Noodle Cups For Healthier, Tastier Lunches

Do you love a cup of soup and instant ramen as much as we do? Here’s a DIY way to get your noodles fix while also upgrading it to be more delicious and packed with fresh ingredients.


This Chart Tells You How To Pair Your Spices With Food

Mixing herbs and spices in meals can be healthy, but you still need to know which spice goes with what ingredient. Spice Advice has a chart you can refer to for quick decisions.


Get Perfect French Toast By Drying Your Bread In The Oven First

French toast is a classic breakfast staple, but it’s hard to get the perfect balance of moisture. Drying out your bread slices beforehand can keep the interior from getting too soggy.


Make Perfect Crispy Onion Rings With Instant Mashed Potatoes

Onion rings are a tasty snack — and aren’t too hard to make — but getting the right crunch is tough. Instant mashed potato flakes are the secret ingredient.


Make Beans In A Slow Cooker Instead Of Boiling Them

Beans are an inexpensive ingredient, but often need soaking and boiling. Throw them in the slow cooker in the morning and by the time you get home they will be ready to eat.


Make No-Cook Tomato Sauce With A Cheese Grater

When it’s hot outside, the last thing you want to do is cook over a hot stove. Of course, you’d also like to use those juicy tomatoes you got from your garden or the farmers’ market. Try a grating the tomatoes for instant fresh sauce.


Salted Teaches You How To Cook With Videos From Top Chefs

Salted is a new membership program with online cooking bootcamps, courses and tutorials from acclaimed chefs. You can learn essential kitchen skills and recipes, as well as more advanced techniques.


Build A Smoker From A Steel Drum

While using a grill is the most popular method of cooking outside, connoisseurs of slow-cooked meat will tell you that a smoker is the way to go. You don’t have to buy another outdoor appliance to smoke your own meat though. This no-weld plan shows you how to build a smoker out of a 200-litre drum.


Get Equal Amounts Of Batter In Cake Pans With A Toothpick

A weighing scale is the best way to measure perfectly equal batter in two cake pans. But if you want an easier way to be approximately equal, use a toothpick, says dessert chef Alice Medrich.


Chop A Salad Directly In The Bowl With A Pizza Cutter

Instead of using a cutting board — and having to later clean it — try this simple yet clever trick from Serious Eats: use a (very versatile) pizza cutter for in-the-bowl chopping.