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Video Pick: 4 Ways to Embellish a Cake

SOURCE: 4 Ways to Embellish a Cake | Martha Stewart via YouTube

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Organize your freezer by labeling your food

Here’s a quick and easy tip to organize your freezer and make sure you don’t let food expire: label it, including a “frozen” date, then organize by date with the oldest food in front. This way you’re always adding the new stuff to the back of the “pile” and always pulling ingredients from the front.

It’s a simple fix, but it works.

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Video Pick: How to Peel a Tomato or Stone Fruit with Martha Stewart

Another great video from Martha Stewart:

Peeled tomatoes are sometimes required in recipes, but the delicate skin can be hard to remove. Use this technique for a clean peel every time.
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Video Pick: How to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg – Martha Stewart

Today’s video pick is “How to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg” from the Martha Stewart YouTube channel.

Crack the shell thoroughly and start with the broad end for a perfectly peeled egg.
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SOURCE: How to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg – Martha Stewart | YouTube

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Recipes You Should Know By the Age of 30

The Kitchn is one of my favorite food blogs — with recipes and cooking tips that I’ve found easy to follow or just mouthwatering to look at. I bookmark articles on the site all the time. That includes this one, “30 Recipes You Should Know By the Age of 30.”

When you first start cooking it’s natural and tempting to work on the beautiful, complicated recipes you see in fancy cookbooks. What you soon discover, however, is that cooking has a lot of building blocks. Your favorite chicken tikka masala recipe, for instance, will benefit from you having previously made a simple dish of chicken thighs. So, let’s start with essentials! Here’s what we think everyone should cook before they reach the age of 30. How many things have you made off this list?

I don’t know most of these recipes, but I want to learn.

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Source: 30 Recipes You Should Know By the Age of 30 — Recipes from The Kitchn | The Kitchn

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Productivity Tip: Precook the Week’s Meals

Being a working Mom is hard enough. Try being a Mom and an entrepreneur. I imagine that they have to hack their lives on a daily basis to get things done at home and in the business.

Lifehack pulled together a list of 25 productivity tips for Momtrepreneurs, including suggesting that you cook the week’s meals in advance. I do this and I’m not even a Mom.

The way this works is that you either completely cook the meal or pre-prepare as many of the ingredients as you can: cook the rice and pasta, chop the veggies, and cook the meats (if possible).

This is the only way I get to enjoy home-cooked meals (instead of drive-thru meals) on a regular basis. Also, cooking at home is easy on my budget too.

If it works for me, it may work for you.

If you want to give this a try, the kitchn offers a week’s menu with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They include tips on adding variety to the menu as well.

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