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January 2008

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    Storing plastic bags in plain view

    Plastic produce bags are always in high demand in my kitchen, and I like to keep them handy. Instead of cluttering a drawer with a wad of small plastic bags,…

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    No-mess squeezing

    When I make tzatziki, I cover my cutting board with a thin tea towel and grate the cucumber directly onto the cloth. When I have grated enough, I gather the…

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    Alternative egg trough

    In a past issue of Fine Cooking, I read about a kitchen makeover where the contractor cut a small trough in the granite countertop for placing eggs so they could…

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    Saving pasta water

    Whenever a recipe calls for reserving some of the pasta cooking water, I tend to remember right after I've drained the pasta. It never fails! One way to remember is…

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    Caramelized onions on hand

    I love caramelized onions on everything from pizza to omelettes, but they take too long to cook for everyday use. Now, I slice and caramelize a bag's worth of onions,…

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    Chopping canned tomatoes with a spatula

    Instead of using kitchen shears to cut canned tomatoes in their cans, I like to use a flat-end stainless steel spatula. The sturdy spatula cuts through tomatoes all the way…

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    Brine and defrost at the same time

    Whenever I have frozen meat that I want to brine for a little extra flavor, I put the meat into a resealable plastic freezer bag with the brine while it's…

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    Slicing bagels safely

    To keep my fingers safe from the sharp serrated edge of my bread knife when cutting bagels, I like to use a pair of tongs to hold the bagels in…

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    Easy-to-roll cracker dough

    I love the Seeded Crackers recipe in Fine Cooking's December 2007 issue, but had trouble achieving an even thickness when I rolled out the cracker dough by hand. The second time…

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    Brown bag blotter

    Brown paper grocery bags are so handy in the kitchen. I like to use them as blotters when peeling potatoes or hard-boiled eggs, for cutting juicy fruit, handling raw meat…