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Wait 10 Minutes to Loosen Grains Stuck at the Bottom of the Pot [Cooking]

You know that annoying layer of rice stuck at the bottom of the pot when you cook rice on the stove? It feels like a waste and makes cleaning up a pain. Here’s a simple solution that works with all types of grains. More »

How to Cook Pasta Correctly [Do It Right]

Boiling pasta is supposed to be simple. It’s the perennial college student meal because it involves only about four steps, one of which is boiling water. But is it really that easy? Have you been doing something wrong all along? More »

Soft-Boil a Perfect Egg [Cooking]

We’ve shown you some great tricks for hard-boiling eggs over the years, now it’s time to hone your soft-boiling skills. Check out how to soft-boil a perfect egg. More »

Caramelize Onions in Half the Time [Food Hacks]

Soft, sweet, browned onions go great on burgers, among other dishes. But the time and know-how required are why dishes like French onion soup, and dip, aren’t made at home. Here’s how to get from raw to caramelized in just 20 minutes. More »

De-Stress Your Thanksgiving Prep by Cooking Your Turkey Overnight [Holidays]

The turkey isn’t necessarily the most complicated dish at most holiday gatherings, but it’s usually the most time consuming. This overnight slow-cook method aims to help you avoid spending your Thanksgiving day messing around with your turkey for a no-fuss main dish. More »

The Reddit College Cookbook Helps You Stop Eating Like a College Student [Recipes]

If you’re on a tight budget, but you’re tired of instant noodles as your go-to meal, the Reddit College Cookbook may be just the right thing to kickstart a good, low budget eating plan. More »

Quickly Brine Chicken When You Don’t Have Much Time [Recipes]

Brining meats before roasting, grilling, or frying them, especially chicken, makes them moister, more flavorful, and all-around better. But brining usually requires overnight forethought, or at least some quick morning work. Not so with Michael Ruhlman’s 2-3 hour lemon-herb brine. More »

Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Machine [Food Hacks]

If the record heat across the US has you hankering for some ice cream, try your hand at his simple no-machine-required homemade ice cream to cool off this afternoon. More »

Skip Expensive Spice Mixes and Make Your Own [Saving Money]

It hurts to pay $5 or more for Cajun seasoning, Old Bay, or other spice mixtures you only need for one or two recipes. Never pay for pre-assembled convenience again with this DIY mix list from the Cheap Healthy Good blog. More »

Top 10 DIY Food Geek Projects [Lifehacker Top 10]

The best-tasting food is the kind that comes from your own efforts, because victory tastes oh-so-sweet. Conquer KFC-style fried chicken, smoky barbecue, wood-fired pizza, five-minute bread, and other DIY delicacies with these great food-focused projects. More »

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