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Make 'Roast' Chicken In Half The Time With The Help Of A Pressure Cooker

Roast chicken is awesome, but it does take over an hour to make in the oven. What if you could speed that up and roast the chicken in about 30 minutes? If you have a pressure cooker, you can.

Blotting Pizza With A Napkin Actually Cuts Significant Calories

There are two kinds of people: Those who use a napkin to blot off pizza oil, because hey free calories, and those who laugh at the first group. How much difference could it possibly make?

Prevent Apples From Browning With A Quick Saltwater Soak

When cut apples turn brown, they don’t just look less appetizing, their flavour and other attributes also get altered. Serious Eats’ tests find that a saltwater soak is a much better way to prevent browning compared to other methods, such as using lemon juice.

The Secret Ingredient For Amazing Grilled Chicken Is Bacon Paste

When America’s Test Kitchen set out to perfect their grilled chicken kebab recipe, they stumbled on an ingredient that added just the right salt and smoke, depth of flavour, and fat to keep the meat pleasantly juicy: Bacon paste. It worked for kebabs, but we’re willing to bet it will work for any grilled chicken.

Five Useful Cooking Techniques No One Teaches You

Most of us learn to cook through trial and error, cooking shows, or being forced to feed ourselves when no one else will do it. So naturally, no one’s born knowing how to sauté chicken, or blanch vegetables. Here are some basic (but useful) cooking techniques chefs use every day, but the rest of us rarely pick up.

Use Up Souring Milk By Making Pancakes And Waffles With It

Many of us have a tendency toss food as soon it reaches it’s labelled expiration date, but there’s still a lot of use left in that food. If you have some milk that’s beginning to sour, you can still cook with it as if it were buttermilk.

Make A Foamy, Dairy-Free 'Latte' With Xanthan Gum

If you’d like to sip a smooth latte, but don’t want any dairy or dairy alternatives, just add a little xanthan gum.

Quickly Rinse Rice And Other Grains With A French Press

Some types of rice and grains are best rinsed before cooking, but it can be a tedious process. With a French press you can speed up the rinsing process and avoid losing any grains.

Use Cream Cheese To Make The Creamiest Toastie Ever

I’ve always been fairly basic when it comes to toasties, so I was a little resistant when Anna Stockwell of Epicurious suggested I add cream cheese to one. My scepticism was ill-placed however, for it makes a super creamy sandwich.

Make Fluffy Scrambled Eggs By Poaching Them

Wait, what? Yes, you read the title correctly. Although scrambling and poaching are two different egg-cooking techniques, you can make perfect scrambled eggs by poaching them.

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