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Avocado Is The Perfect Ingredient For Silky, Creamy Soup

Not everyone is a fan of cold soup, but if you are, you probably appreciate the rich, creamy texture of most chilled summer soups. Next time you whip up a batch, try avocado.


Make A Decadent, Protein-Packed Chocolate Pudding With An Avocado

When I think of chocolate pudding, I usually think of powdered mix, goop in portable, little containers, or tons of whisking and stirring. But not this one. No, this one is a luxuriously creamy pudding that’s packed with protein and healthy fats.


How To Pack A Perfect Spring Picnic [Infographic]

There’s nothing like a picnic, and this handy graphic is packed with tips to help you pack smart, choose the best foods to take with you, some tricks to save space and still bring messy items like condiments, and of course, keep the bugs away so you can eat in peace.


Keep Pitcher Drinks Properly Chilled With Muffin Tin Ice Cubes

Using muffin tins to freeze ice cubes is perfect for making a ton of ice at once or freezing whole lemon slices for a citrus boost, but it’s also a great way to make ice cubes that are the ideal size for keeping pitchers and punch bowls chilled.


See How Fatty Grocery Store Bacon Really Is By Flipping The Package Over

Some people like as much fat as possible on their bacon, but if you’re like me, an equal amount of meat and fat is best. If you want to check the meat-to-fat ratio, flip that package around.


Make Amazing Homemade Pretzels With Baked Bicarbonate Of Soda

Old-fashioned pretzels get their distinct flavour and colour from lye, a super alkali (basic) substance that might be a little intimidating for home use. Luckily, you don’t have to use the super caustic stuff to make a better pretzel, you just need to bake some bicarbonate of soda.


Use Every Bit Of The Strawberry By Making Pesto With The Tops

Strawberries are a most precious product, and wasting even just a bit of one them seems wrong. If you have some fruit still clinging to the stems, you can use them to create a tasty infused water, but the little green leaves have another application: Pesto.


Rub Your Cutting Board With A Potato To Eliminate Garlic Odour

Garlic is an ingredient I could never give up, and I’ve resigned myself to living with the smelly reality of it. I’ve tried the lemon-salt-scrubbing trick. I’ve tried bicarb soda. Neither totally eliminate the pungent aroma garlic leaves in its wake. But Cook’s Illustrated has a new trick for me to try, and it involves a potato.


Ripen Fruit Faster By Putting It In A Paper Bag

You have a lovely pair of avocados on the counter, but they’re not quite ripe yet. If you want to make them (or most fruit) ripen faster, put them in a loosely sealed paper bag.


These Foods Will Help Keep You Hydrated 

One oft-repeated advice for beating back dehydration is to drink eight glasses of water a day. Well, that’s a myth. Some of us need more or less, and how much you need changes day to day. Also, water isn’t your only option. You can stay hydrated from many foods, too.


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