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Wait For Butter To Stop Foaming Before Sauteing

Here’s a quick tip for knowing when butter is hot enough to saute in: wait until it stops foaming.


Tackle Dirty Dishes In Small Sessions With The 'One Soapy Sponge' Rule

Your dishes are starting to pile up in your sink. Instead of putting off washing them because it seems like too much work, just clean as many as you can with one soapy sponge.


Create Extra Pantry Storage With Sponge Holders

Pantries never seem to have as much space as you need. Try sticking a sponge holder inside your pantry or cabinets for extra usable space.


This Graphic Shows How To Pair Ingredients For More Flavourful Salads

Tired of the same old boring salads? While there are nearly endless ingredient combinations you can try, this graphic suggests tried-and-true flavour pairings that balance primary tastes.


This Video Debunks 10 Popular Misconceptions About Food

No matter what you call them — myths, urban legends, old wives’ tales or misconceptions — this video tackles some of the more popular cooking and food related ones you’ve probably heard at some point.


Form Burger Patties As Gently As Possible For A More Satisfying Crust

By “as gently as possible”, America’s Test Kitchen means packing the minced meat as if you’re “cradling a newborn baby”. Here’s what that means.


Wash Chilli Oil Off Your Hands With Bicarb Soda

If you aren’t careful with hot peppers like jalapeños, you’ll get the burning oils on your hands. Ouch. Once on your hands, they will transfer anywhere. Double ouch. Clean up those hands with some bicarb soda.


Make Pumpkin Soup Directly Inside The Pumpkin You're Eating

Hey, have you guys ever heard of pumpkins? They’re a relatively obscure fruit that the world magically rediscovers once a year. They also make for great soup, no pot required.


Remove Plastic Food Container Odours By Storing Them With Salt

If you tend to make pungent meals — or just forgot about one in the fridge — you probably have to deal with smelly containers. Adding a pinch of salt to your container after washing it can help keep the leftover odours at bay.


This Video Explains How Microwaves Are Safe (Even When Running)

We’ve all heard the tales of our cancer-causing cooking boxes we keep in the kitchen, but they really aren’t dangerous to be around when they’re running. Craig Benzine from the Mental Floss YouTube channel takes a look at the classic myth in this video.