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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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