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Make Five Crockpot Freezer Meals In 15 Minutes While Cleaning Out Your Fridge

If your fridge looks anything like mine, your shelves are filled with half-empty bottles of sauces and other condiments. Use those up and make nearly a week’s worth of dinners at the same time.

Use Strawberry Tops To Create Fruity Spa Water Instead Of Tossing Them

Amassing a fragrant graveyard of strawberry stems is an inevitable part of eating strawberries. You can cut or hull as carefully as you like, but there’s almost always going to be a bit of strawberry flesh hanging on to the green. Don’t toss those tops in the rubbish.

Brighten Up Any Dish By Adding A Little Acidity

Sometimes you cook something, taste it, and feel like it’s just missing something. It just needs a little boost in flavour to make it perfect. In most cases, what you’re looking for is a little acid. It will brighten just about any dish, and round out the other flavours.

Freeze Individual Bacon Strips In Rolled Coils For Easier Access

Sometimes you just want a couple strips of bacon, but you don’t want to defrost the whole package to get to them. Bacon coils is the answer.

Use Sugar And Salt Instead Of Soy Sauce For Perfect Fried Rice

Fried rice is a great way to make a delicious, quick meal. Next time you cook up a batch, swap the soy sauce for a little sugar and salt instead to get the perfect flavour combination.

Top 10 Clever Ways To Use Chopsticks (That Don't Involve Takeout)

Chopsticks are the utensil of choice when eating Asian dishes, but they can do a whole lot more than just pick up noodles. Check out these ten other reasons to keep a pair or two of chopsticks around.

Roast Chilies Before Cooking To Bring Out Their Smoky, Spicy Flavour

Fresh chilies are delicious, but once roasted they take on a whole new flavour — one that’s perfect for tons of dishes. In this video, the cooking maestros at America’s Test Kitchen explain how easy it is to roast large chilies like poblanos and anaheims, or even a ton of peppers at once, in the oven.

Five Bedtime Snacks That Will Make You Sleep Like A Baby

There are some foods that you should try to avoid before bedtime: anything high in sodium or saturated fats are obvious examples. But what about snacks that actively encourage a good, restful sleep? Here are five hand-picked examples recommended by science.

Add A Bit Of Oil To Butter When Sauteing To Keep It From Burning

If you don’t like how butter turns brown and can burn before you get a chance to cook in it, add a tablespoon of oil to the pan, as Julia Child shows us in this chicken sauteing video.

27 Egg Cooking Tricks That Will Transform Your Mornings

How do you like your eggs? Scrambled? Poached? Boiled? Runny? Sunny side up? We came up with the best cooking tips that the internet has to offer, from cracking eggs on a flat surface instead of your bowl to cooking the perfect poached egg.

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