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16 Incredible Cooking Tips (Slideshow)

 

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12. Try this great trick for making stock. Place all of the ingredients in a metal pasta insert. Put it in the pot, and cook. Remove the insert when the stock is done.

13. Save the rinds of parmesan and romano cheese. Add to stocks and soups to boost the flavor.

14. To intensify the flavor of dried herbs, crush them and soak them in hot water for a few seconds before you use them.

15. Salt pasta water just as it is starting to boil. Always. 1-2 tablespoons per pound should do it, and, because most of the salt will not be absorbed by the pasta, it’s not a huge hit on your health.

16. For great, rich pasta sauces, set aside about 1/4 cup of the (salted!) pasta water before draining. When you’re stirring the pasta and sauce, add a little bit of the water at a time.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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7:51PM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

Good tips, thanks!

9:42AM PDT on Aug 25, 2013

Thank you.

4:05AM PDT on Aug 8, 2013

Thanks for the useful tips.

11:08PM PDT on Jul 30, 2013

Thanks

3:07AM PDT on Jul 30, 2013

Thanks

4:26AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

Ah yes - read the recipe through - it can save you from finding out too late that a part of the recipe must be started the day before! No, this has never happened to me.... it was a friend...honest! ;-)

3:22AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

Thanks.

5:07AM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

Thank you

2:45AM PDT on Jul 9, 2013

Thanks for the advice!

2:25PM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

Thanks

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