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When To Use Short, Medium, And Long Grain Rice

If you’re a pro in the kitchen, the different rice varieties probably seem fairly obvious to you. But if you’re a cooking noob, you may not know when to use short, medium, or long grain rice. Here’s a quick breakdown.

Cooking For Geeks Teaches You The Science Behind Better Cooking

If you’re interested in not just how to make food taste great but why certain techniques and ingredients work the way they do, check out Jeff Potter’s Cooking for Geeks. The book can help you start experimenting in the kitchen and delve into the science of food to become a better home cook.

Bake An Egg In An Avocado For A Healthier Breakfast

Avocados are amazing things — they’re delicious on their own, but they also have a lot of healthy fats, dietary fibres and vitamins. If you’re in the mood for something new and healthy for breakfast, this recipe combines the goodness of eggs ‘n’ avos into something truly delicious.

The Secret To Amazing Tomato-Based Sauce: Roasting It In The Oven

If you want to take your favourite tomato sauce recipe to the next level, roasting it in the oven will enhance the flavour and requires less babysitting.

Make A Roasting V-Rack Out Of Stove Grates And Aluminium Foil

A roasting rack is essential for cooking turkeys, roasts and other large cuts of meat all the way through. If you don’t have one in your kitchen’s arsenal, you can throw one together with some stove grates and aluminium foil.

Pizza Waffles Taste As Good As They Look

Time to dust off your neglected waffle maker — or go buy one. Pizza waffles are a convenient way to indulge your homemade pizza cravings in about 10 minutes.

Freeze Individual Portions Of Soup In A Muffin Tin

The mighty muffin tin is useful for more than just baked goods. It’s the perfect tool for freezing multiple single portions of soup at once.

Keep Super Sticky Dough From Binding To Your Hands With A Little Oil

A lot of recipes recommend you flour your hands to keep yeasty dough from clinging to your fingers, but that can end up inadvertently adding a lot of extra flour into your recipe. A little oil on your hands can work just as well.

Make A Better Egg McMuffin-Like Sandwich With A Mason Jar Lid

Instead of heading to McDonald’s, make a better version of the Egg McMuffin at home. A mason jar lid will help you perfect the cooked egg for this iconic breakfast sandwich (or any egg sandwich, for that matter).

Cook Smaller Portions In The Slow Cooker With A Bowl Or Casserole Dish

We love the slow cooker, but sometimes the pot can be ridiculously large compared to the amount of food you want to cook — and cooking fewer servings could throw the timing off. So here’s a workaround.

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