Good news. Iphone app for How …

Good news. Iphone app for How to Cook Everything http://bit.ly/d4GC3v $1.99.The whole book. (via @bittman)

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Rescue local/organic farms in #FoodSafety bill: http://bit.ly/dpgrhu (via @CREDOmobile) Pls RT

Don’t be too zealous to stir y…

Don’t be too zealous to stir your boiling liquids with cornstarch…over-stirring will cause it to not thicken, nor set-up correctly!

Video How-To: Homemade Cranberry Orange-Sauce

Now that you know how to zest an orange [see related videos], no more canned cranberry sauce! In less than five minutes, you can have a simple homemade sauce!

How-To Video: Zest an Orange [lemon, lime or grapefruit]

Not sure how to remove the zest off the orange [lemon, lime or grapefruit], without the yucky, bitter pith (white part)? Here’s how! Clickety here to purchase a Microplane Zester that is perfect for Citrus Fruits

How-To Video: Make Super-Easy Pie Crust

Does rolling-out pie dough seem beyond your desire and ability? Try this easy pat-in-the-pan pie dough with no-fail results!

CRISCO named after “Crystalliz…

CRISCO named after “Crystallized Cottonseed Oil;” CANOLA derived from. “Canada Oil, Low Acid.” (via @cpkimball)

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Easy spice [Coffee] grinder cleaning tip: use compressed air (same as for keyboards) to clean the hard-to-reach nooks. http://bit.ly/3cI8yF

Don’t like the alcohol-y flavo…

Don’t like the alcohol-y flavor of vanilla extracts? Try vanilla power or vanilla paste. http://tinyurl.com/yh5lm7r

Video: How to Make Roasted Sweet Potato Fries

(first video—more to come!)

How to store chocolate

Got loads of chocolate? Simply wrap it air-tight and store in the pantry, at room temperature. Because of the cocoa butter content, chocolate will pick up off-flavors from the fridge or freezer.

Blooming (the discoloration of chocolate) may look frightening, but it doesn’t affect flavor or melting capability.

Contrary to legend, storing chocolate in the freezer does not extend it’s life. Room temperature is just fine.

Homemade Garam Masala Recipe

An odd spice, but nice to have on hand for last-minute dinners, it can be pricey! So, using the spices you already purchase, you can mix one up!

Quality is important with spices, so get the best.

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground cardamom
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Mix well and keep in air-tight container–an empty spice jar works great!

As taken from The Best 30-Minute Recipe

Baked From Scratch