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10+ Dishes And Drinks Everyone Should Know How To Make At Home (Including You)

Whether you have trouble boiling water or you know your way around an immersion circulator, there are some foods that everyone should know how to make, either because they’re delicious, they’re easy, or they require skills that will benefit you as you learn your way around the kitchen. We asked some professional chefs (and the Lifehacker team) what you should be able to make, no matter who you are, and how.


Six Historical Aussie Recipes For Mother's Day [Infographic]

Most Aussie mums have a signature dish that their family just can’t get enough of. Depending on what decade you grew up in, this could be anything from a decedent bacon stir-fry to a humble nettle soup. This infographic from Over60 highlights six classic dishes that you might want to surprise your mum with this Mother’s Day.


Make Super Smooth Hummus By Adding A Little Bicarbonate Of Soda

Super smooth, almost fluffy hummus is something that I’ve never been able to achieve at home. Sure, I’ve made good hummus, but not that creamy, light-as-air stuff you seem to be able to acquire at Middle Eastern restaurants. It turns out there is a secret ingredient: bicarbonate of soda.


Five Delicious Dishes You Didn't Know You Could Make In Cast Iron

A cast iron skillet is one of the most useful pans you can have in your kitchen. They’re unmatched for getting a good, flavourful sear on a steaks and chops, but they can also be used to make cheesy dips, whole roast chickens and the ooey gooey desserts of your wildest dreams.


Cocktails For Drinkers: Accessible, Not Even Remotely Artisanal Cocktails

The craft cocktail movement has gotten a little intense and, though I’m not complaining, many feel that it’s all become a bit precious with infusions, fancy syrups and locally-sourced herbal tinctures. In Cocktails for Drinkers, author Jennifer McCartney gives you the guidance you need to make “a good, stiff cocktail at your kitchen counter”, no muddling required.


This Futurama-Style Break Room Dinner Is A Great, Cheap Valentine's Day Meal

It’s Valentine’s Day. All you have is what’s available in the kitchen at your office to make a romantic dinner. What do you do? Follow Fry’s recipe (or at least this one that’s close enough to make in real life).


Make Perfect Chocolate Truffles With Just Two Ingredients

Chocolate truffles are a classic Valentine’s Day treat, but they can cost a pretty penny. Instead of shelling out hard-earned cash, make your own treats at home with just two ingredients: chocolate and cream.


Make This Year's Trendiest Condiment With Two Basic Ingredients

Thanks to labels like Mike’s Hot Honey and Bees Knees Spicy Honey, the past year has seen so-called “hot honey” become the darling of the condiment world. But why pay as much as $20 for a jar when you can make your own version of the stuff using only two pantry ingredients?


7 American Fast Food Recipes You Can Make At Home

You can complain about it all you want, but it’s a fact: some fast food is delicious. The US has become the holy land for delectable fast food and many famous franchises have yet to hit Australian shores. But recreating some of the most iconic American fast foods is easier than you’d think and it gets a whole lot better with fresher, tastier ingredients. Here’s our seven ten favorite American fast food recipes that you can make at home.


Copy Me That Is A Free, Excellent Meal Planner That Works On Every Device

Some of the best meal planning apps are no longer available and others aren’t free. Copy Me That is an awesome alternative, combining recipe management, meal planning, and shopping list generation.


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