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There's a Better Way

There's a Better Way
  • An Easier Way to Strain Homemade Broth

    If you’ve got a big pot with a pasta insert, you’ve got the equipment you need to save your back, prevent burns, and avoid making a big mess in the kitchen.

  • How to Dry Fresh Pasta Without a Rack

    There are all sorts of fancy gadgets for drying your strands of fresh-cut homemade pasta. But there's something already in your kitchen that does a great job.

  • Clean a Food Processor Blade with No Scraping

    Whenever you make hummus or other dips using a food processor, inevitably, a lot of the puree ends up stuck on the blades. You could spend time painstakingly scraping the blade clean, but there’s a better way.

  • How to Avoid Soggy Salad Greens

    Follow our Test Kitchen’s tricks of the trade for crisp, wilt-free salads every time.

  • How to Peel Ginger

    A paring knife or vegetable peeler can remove fresh ginger's thin skin, but both tools remove some of the most pungent flesh with it. There's a better way to peel fresh ginger.

  • The Secret to Crumb-Free Frosting

    Frosting flecked with crumbs can really ruin the look of an otherwise delicious cake; luckily, there's an easy way to prevent those crumbs from sticking to the frosting.

  • How to Rescue an Oversalted Dish

    Don't toss the dish you've worked so hard to make. This tip from Fine Cooking's Test Kitchen can save your supper.

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