Ever wondered how to get those crispy, salty strips of fried crunchiness that they give you at your favorite Mexican restaurant? Look no further! It’s your lucky day – I’m going to show you how to fry corn tortilla strips! All you need are some corn tortillas (it doesn’t matter if they’re white or yellow…

A great tutorial on how to fry corn tortilla chips!
Read Post

Let me tell you all about how to work with jalapenos…terrifying, I know. I actually have a picture of a pair of rubber gloves, a knife, and a couple of jalapenos, but I decided that that was probably just too scary for my family-friendly blog, so I’ll try and keep this PG-rated.   Jalapenos get…

A great (and hilarious) tutorial on how to work with jalapenos.
Read Post

When I was in high school, my dad informed me that I needed a job and that it would be good for my character. Turns out pretty much the only jobs for high school students are in the food industry and, between the ages of 16 and 22, I put in WAY more than my…

A fantastic tutorial on how to cut an avocado. So easy!
Read Post

A lot of people are scared of making things that have yeast in them. They CAN be scary, but they’re also lots of fun and very rewarding. Here are some great yeast dough tips that everyone needs to know: Use bread machine yeast (like Red Star brand) rather than regular yeast, even if you’re not…

Great tips on working with yeast doughs
Read Post

Peeling garlic is fun. Not only do you get to take out any pent-up aggression on the poor, unassuming garlic cloves, you can pretend you’re on a cooking show. This is how to peel garlic; lay it on its most stable side on a flat surface. Place the broad side of a knife on top…

This is a great tutorial on how to cut garlic!
Read Post

Here’s a great tip on how to juice lemons or limes – without a juicer! Slice limes or lemons in half. Take one half in your hand and stick a spoon in it. Now twist the spoon over a small bowl or cup. If you want, you can pretend that you’re gouging out the eyes…

A great tutorial on how to juice limes and lemons without a juicer!
Read Post