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Make Slicing A Frozen Dessert Easier By Resting It On A Warm Kitchen Towel

Frozen pies and ice cream cakes stick to whatever they’re resting on, and can be difficult to slice into. A warm kitchen towel will make your frozen dessert a little less like an ice cube.


Julienne Fruits And Vegetables A Lot Faster With A Mandoline

Video: Julienne cut fruits and vegetables are perfect toppings for salads, but you don’t need expert knife skills to do it. A mandoline slicer can do most of the work for you, even if you don’t have a special attachment.


14 Unusual Garnishes That Will Enhance Any Dish

Because in these days of #instafood and picture-perfect buddha bowls, a sprig of parsley or a tomato shaped like a flower just doesn’t cut the mustard. Nor does mustard, come to think of it. And if your new food goal is ‘eat a lot of vegetables’ (whose isn’t?), you’re going to need ways to make that glut look more exciting.


Bake The Easiest Cupcakes Ever With This 2-Ingredient Recipe

After overdosing on two-ingredient chocolate mousse, we wanted something else to satisfy our sweet tooth that was as quick and easy. The internet smiled upon us as the One Pot Chef shared his delicious two-ingredient cupcake recipe.


When Fancy, Expensive Salts Are Worth Using

At their chemical core, all salt is the same, but many of the fancy, special salts you can find differ in texture, flavour and price. Here’s how to know when you should bust out the fancy Himalayan salt, or stick with table or kosher salt.


Make A Fluffy, Puffy Omelette By Folding In Whipped Egg Whites

Delicate, crepe-like omelettes have their delicious time and place, but if you want to take breakfast to puffy new heights, you’ll need to separate out the whites and whip ’em good. This video walks you through it.


Get Crispy, Cheesy Bits All Up In Your Tacos By Griddling Cheese With The Meat

Anyone can shred some cheese and put it on top of a taco, but by adding it to the meat as it’s cooking, you’ll get all kinds of melty, crispy, cheesy bits, taking your taco to a whole new level.


The Easiest Way To Mince Garlic Using Just A Knife

Mincing garlic isn’t difficult, but if all you have is a knife, this method from Cook’s Illustrated is easy and produces a fine, smooth paste with no overwhelming chunks of garlic in the mix.


'Dry Brine' Chops For Juicy, Succulent Meat Without The Time, Mess Or Waste

I love brining meat — it produces super juicy and flavourful results, but you usually need a ton of salt, sometimes spices and, of course, water — not to mention a place in the fridge to store everything. This “dry brine” method cuts all of that down, and cuts down the time, to get the same delicious results.


Leave Your Fish Uncovered In The Fridge For Extra Crispy Skin

If you like your fish with super crispy skin, you need to dry it out a little before you get cooking. Here’s how it’s done.


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