Your refrigerator is designed to keep your food free of mold and bacteria, but they aren't perfect for the task. Storing your good in the refrigerator in the right places will make your fridge much more effective, and this video will show you how to do it.
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Prepping fruits and vegetables ahead of time makes putting together the final dish a lot easier, but once you cut them up, they start to turn brown almost instantly. However, thanks to this quick and easy tip from America's Test Kitchen, you can keep them looking fresh for muc ...more
Baked goods are always a popular gift during the holidays. Whether you love to bake or just don't know what else to give someone, homemade goodies are almost always well-received. If you're making cookies to give away or take to a party, there's a quick, simple way to package ...more
Cheese is one of the most loved foods in the world, and there are hundreds of different types. Some prefer super expensive gourmet cheeses, others are fine with the cheaper processed stuff. Whether it's an imported wedge from the cheese counter or pre-sliced from the deli, yo ...more
During the summer, fresh strawberries are everywhere: at your neighborhood farmers market and in many desserts like strawberry shortcake and strawberry rhubarb pie, to name just a couple. Bringing home a few baskets of the ruby red fruit always seems like a good idea... until ...more
We can't get enough of fresh herbs in our cooking, but that's just the problem: About 2 days after we purchase our sprigs of thyme and sage they look sadder than Ashton Kutcher's last romantic comedy. So if you're curious as to how to make your pricy herbs last longer, check ...more
There are a lot of reasons for wanting to make sure your herbs last a long time. Maybe you know that your grocery store won't have decent parsley in the winter. Maybe you're taking a last-minute trip and don't want to throw away your perfect batch of basil. Or perhaps you're s ...more
Ideally, wine would stay as perfect and delicious as the day it was first uncorked forever. But, thanks to a pesky process called oxidation, re-corked wine (no matter how you do it) pales in comparison to a fresh's bottles original magic. Don't Miss: 8 Great Ways to Score Qua ...more
In the case of rotting food, microbes are not our friends. Now, scientists have developed a new food wrap coated with tiny clay tubes packed with an antibacterial essential oil that can extend the shelf life of perishable food, so we can waste less and eat more. "While compan ...more
Someone just gave you a bouquet of freshly cut flowers... how do you enjoy them for as long as possible before they start wilting and drooping? First things first, keep them cold in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. If you don't have the time or the space to do that, ju ...more
Fresh loaves of bread from the bakery are both delicious and often free of the preservatives that come with buying sliced, bagged bread off the supermarket shelves. However, these same loaves of bread tend to become stale much more quickly when sliced. It's quite the dilemma, ...more
Ethylene is an invisible, odorless, naturally occurring gas that aids in the ripening process of fruit. As a fruit produces more ethylene, it begins to create enzymes which help break down cell walls and starches, making the fruit softer and sweeter over time. If it weren't fo ...more
Garnishes may sometimes feel as something that we thinks is too difficult to do. Don't fear in this how to video Chef Paul talks about food presentation and how to garnish your dishes. Watch and learn how to make a great tasting dish stand out even more with fresh food and herbs.
Fresh food is essential to our health.
Fresh herbs are some of the most manageable and useful things you can grow in your garden, but what to do when the harsh winter arrives? Many herbs can survive inside in pots, and this video will teach you how to prepare your herb garden and transfer it into pots for indoor st ...more
It is important to know how to keep your cooking and baking ingredients fresh. Many have either an expiration date or a "use by" date on the containers which should be followed. Shortening can turn rancid if it is kept in a warm environment. To keep it from going bad it can ei ...more
You bought a whole bunch of strawberries on sale, but you don't want them to go bad. CHOW contributor Daniel Duane shares his trick for keeping farmers’ market strawberries fresh and making them last longer. Just follow this cooking how to video for great tips on keep fresh fr ...more
These quick kitchen tips will get you cooking efficiently and happily. In this how-to video, learn how to efficiently store basil so that it stays fresh days after you buy it. You'll enjoy using fresh basil all week long.
Have you ever had ginger and watched it go bad because you had no use for it right away? Well, now there is a answer to that problem. The only thing you will need is a cup and some water and of course your ginger. First, pour some water into a jar or cup of some sort and then ...more
Even when no one is in your kitchen, it is crowded. The refrigerator, sink, and counters are all covered with microbes that are just hanging around. They are inadvertent remnants from the raw chicken you used in that recipe last night, brewing a bacterial cocktail in your Nesp ...more
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Traveling often is super fun, but sitting through 13 hours on the flight from California to Bangkok is killer on your skin, especially since the airplane recycles air and therefore dries out your skin. To learn some tips on how to keep your skin fresh and hydrated on the plan ...more
Carving Jack-O'-Lanterns is actually one of the safest parts of Halloween, despite the sharp knives involved. There are all kinds of techniques and styles, and this video will give you some great tips to help your pumpkin carving. It includes tips for keeping your pumpkin from ...more
The fresh feeling of excitement in a relationship may fade over time. Learn ways to keep things fresh in your relationship from a licensed clinical social worker in this video tutorial. Take action: make intimacy and romance are priority, allow spontaneity, and don't stop lear ...more
The key to keeping fresh cut flowers perky for a week or more without floral preservatives (which contain biocides that kill bacteria and fungus) is to keep the water fresh and the stems free of air pockets so they can continue to draw up water.
Hey, here's a quick and easy tip for you! Did you ever wonder how other people can keep their flowers looking fresh and perky for days? All it takes is a quick little trick. Just add a little bit of gin and vodka and a teaspoon of sugar to your water, and your flowers will be ...more
Do you often end up with slimy salad greens after just a day or two? Here's how to keep greens fresh and tasty for a week. You Will Need * A salad spinner * Paper towels * A plastic bag or containera plastic bag or container Step 1 Soak the greens briefly in enough cold water ...more
Connoisseurs of hard liquor always face a dilemma: how do they chill their spirits without diluting the flavors? After all, if you've shelled out big bucks for a bottle of single malt, you really don't want to mess it up with an ice cube that has freezer burn. (As for refriger ...more
This tutorial is for all fitted fanatics like me out there. I’ve been wearing fitted caps and snapbacks since I was in elementary school, and it has become a part of who I am. However, I also know that fitted caps and snapbacks are expensive, especially those from brand name c ...more
In this tutorial, get a fantastic tip from the ladies of Show Me the Curry that will help you keep your leafy green veggies green longer. All you need is some water and vitamin C tablets. Enjoy!
A few minutes after your peel or slice apples, they start to turn brown. In this tutorial, Betty invites you into her kitchen and shows you how to make lots of apples in advance and keep them fresh and colorful for hours. Yum!
In this tutorial, learn all about the controversial and artificial food dye, Red 40. Red 40 is linked to hyperactivity in kids as well as ADHD, migraines, stomach aches and jitters. The UK is actually banning Red dye 40 this year. Check out this tutorial and learn which foods ...more
The cord on your headphones is usually more enemy than friend. While they obviously need it to function, a tangled or unnecessarily long cord can wreak havoc on your sanity. Personally, I've broken at least two pairs of headphones by tripping over the cord and yanking the jack ...more
When you come home from the grocery store, you probably put away every single fruit and vegetable in the bins and drawers in your refrigerator. Any fifth grader knows that fridges work to preserve food, thus everything should go in there, right? Nope! Chances are, you've been ...more
Vacuum sealers keep food fresher longer by first removing the air from plastic food preservation bags and heat sealing the bag to keep air out. They have rapidly become a popular way to keep your frozen food fresh. They have one big problem, though. Vacuum sealers can get qui ...more
My kitchen isn't nearly as well-stocked as I'd prefer, and I often come across recipes that call for odd tools and appliances I don't have. Let's just say I've resorted to some unconventional methods to get the job done without them. But that's the thing—there are few things ...more
Besides being able to keep food cool and fresh for days, a fridge can also do much more. One feature that many are coming equipped with is an area for drinking water. This makes it easier to get a hold of nice, cool water during a hot summer day. But of course you need a filte ...more
Keep foods fresher longer with these tricks. Learn how to make your food last longer. You Will Need: * Bread * An apple * Brown bags * Plastic bags * Paper towels Step 1: Keep cookies crisp Keep the treats in your cookie jar from getting stale by putting a piece of bread – p ...more
The drinking straw isn't just there to help you make annoying noises when you get to the bottom of your soda. That little tube of plastic is extremely versatile and can make your life a lot easier with a little know-how. Curious? Read on to find out more. Bendy or straight, th ...more
Guacamole is one of those things that tastes far better than it looks. To someone who isn't a huge fan of avocados, guacamole's texture can appear slimy, and on top of that, its chunky green appearance brings up visions of Nickelodeon-style slime. What's even worse is the brow ...more
There are certain foods and beverages that can actually brighten your smile or improve your dental health when you chew or sip them. Once you understand their chemical properties or textures, you can look to items you already have in your cupboards or refrigerator to help keep ...more
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. It's a universally loved treat that seems to make everyone who eats it giddy. However, there are two downsides to ice cream, in my opinion. First, it's hard to make at home, and good quality ice cream can be expensive. Second ...more
Normally, office supplies and food don't mix, but you can use a paper shredder to make fresh pasta in your very own home (...or office). In other words, you don't have to buy a bulky and expensive piece of equipment to make fresh pasta. If you already have a paper shredder, yo ...more
Last week, I showed you why your refrigerator is one of the best tools in the kitchen when it comes to saving money and preserving food at its tastiest. But did you know your freezer is another underutilized ally in the cooking game? Chances are, you've been using your freeze ...more
I grew up in a rural town, and that meant that we dehydrated a lot of food. Even with a hungry family of five, there was no way that we could eat all of the season's tomatoes before they molded, or all of the orchard's apples before they grew soft, or all of the wild mushrooms ...more
Summer cookouts and barbecues come with a lot of delicious foods, but to me, there's nothing better than dishes heaped with avocados. From guacamole to simply eating an avocado right out of its skin, I devour this fruit constantly—but it's one that can be tricky to find perfec ...more
Hetal and Anuja from Show Me The Curry take us through the steps to make a tasty, fresh salsa which is an integral part of Mexican cuisine. You will need a food processor for this recipe, a blender would make the salsa to thin and soup like. First, add the following ingredient ...more
As much as I love eating weird foods, when it comes to my favorite food, there is only one simple choice: cheese. Since cheese is my favorite to eat, it should come as no surprise that it's one of my favorites to make as well. Don't Miss: 11 Ways to Keep Cheese Fresh for as L ...more
Most of us lead busy, work-filled lives, often clocking in a 9-to-5 five days a week. And when that clock signifies the hour to leave, the last thing on anyone's mind is: "Time to go to the grocery store to pick up more fresh produce!" (Well, to be fair... maybe more people ar ...more
We always want to find more ways to help brilliantly lazy cooks make great-tasting food and save money and time in the process. Luckily, our Facebook fans are invaluable sources of information when it comes to getting cool tips, behind-the-scenes info, and more. We've already ...more
I'll admit it: I ignore expiration dates. No matter if it's a sell-by date, "best if used before" date, or even a use-by date, I don't care. I just check for signs of food decay and keep on eating. Not everyone is as lax as I am about expiration dates, though. Some people tos ...more
Apple Pay has been available to use in stores, as well as in select apps and websites, ever since its first appearance in iOS 8.1. Now, with iOS 12, there are currently 13 different iPhone models that support Apple Pay functionality without the use of an Apple Watch, and the l ...more
Frozen fruit is always in season at your local grocery store, so you don't have to wait until the farmers market starts again to enjoy delicious baked fruit desserts. Peach pie, blueberry muffins, raspberry scones... all of these delicious baked goods can be just as delectable ...more
When it comes to proper tomato storage, conventional kitchen wisdom (and Alton Brown) state that tomatoes are best stored at room temperature—not in the refrigerator. Supposedly, refrigerated tomatoes develop a mealy texture and lose their flavor if they are exposed to cooler ...more
Need to vacuum seal some food but you don't have to the money for a vacuum sealer? Learn how to suck the air out and vacuum seal a plastic bag to keep things fresher. Vacuum a seal ziplock bag. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com
We tend to assume that eating is mostly a physical act, but the mind has so much to do with the choices we make. We've already shown you how clenching your fist can lead to better food choices and how you can trick yourself into choosing better meals at restaurants. Now by si ...more
With the weather warming up and the days getting longer, fruit salads are starting to appear at backyard BBQs, beach picnics, and pretty much everywhere else. Often these sweet side dishes are unremarkable, with each colorful bowl blending into the next. Luckily, there are eas ...more
Every home cook has their most-hated kitchen task. For me, peeling hard-boiled eggs and garlic are pretty high up there. Actually, peeling just about anything is, but for every annoying job, there's a shortcut to make it easier. From the folks at Household Hacker, here are 10 ...more
When a migraine strikes, it can be crippling. Intense and sharp pain not only at the temples, but radiating throughout the entire head; feelings of nausea and digestive discontent; an unbearable aversion to light, sound, and even the smallest of movements. Instead of succumbi ...more