If you've lived your life in warm, snow-free climates, you may have a sort of romanticized concept of what it means to be "snowed in." But, as I recently learned firsthand, being snowed in is serious business, and your pantry needs to be prepared.
There are few things more satisfying than slicing into a big loaf of fresh, crusty bread. However, if the loaf is bigger than your bread knife, getting a uniform slice can be a slight challenge, especially when you hit that bottom crust. Luckily, there is a very easy solution: just flip the loaf on its side.
Let's say you're in the mood for a drink but you have no idea what to concoct out of all the half-empty bottles of booze you have lying around. Recipe site Make a Cocktail has a fun tool that shows you what you can make based on the ingredients you already have.
Marinara and other tomato based pasta sauces aren't too difficult to make on your own, but sometimes you don't have the time. This super simple trick can make a jar of the store-bought stuff taste like you've been working on it all day.
Buying whole spices instead of pre-ground means they have longer shelf lives and stronger flavour. But, that also means you have to do the grinding yourself. These measurements make it easy to convert your whole spices into just how much you need when ground, and convert your ground spices to whole spice amounts.
This tip goes out to anyone who likes to stay as organised as possible, even when it comes to grocery shopping. You can make the process so much smoother at the checkout and when you put away your groceries at home by grouping similar items in your cart. Here's how it works.