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Little known secret - the key to great Nestle Tollhouse cookies is to use HALF of the amount of butter called for. My family has been doing this for generations. The recipe on the standard size bag of Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chips calls for two sticks of butter, but we just use one. No other changes. This makes a chewy, delicious cookie that doesn't spread out and get all thin and crispy.

Why Do My Cookies Always Spread So Much? Good Questions
2/4/14 09:11 AM

I really like using lentils as a substitute for meat in recipes. They have that hearty, toothsome feel of meat (sort of). I make a meatless ragu with lentils and mushrooms that is really satisfying:

Eating Light & Hearty: Yes, It Can Be Done!
1/22/14 06:25 PM

This is so smart! I always have trouble with this!

An Easy Way to Fill the Pepper Grinder Without Spilling Reader Tip
1/9/14 01:22 PM

Pumpkin-Brie Quesadillas are super simple and tasty:

What Are Some Easy, Healthy Ways to Use Up Leftover Pumpkin Puree? Good Questions
12/11/13 11:08 AM

Thanks for including my link! Although, this made my husband even MORE mad that he didn't get a chance to try the French Onion Chicken Sandwich. Ooops!

Grilled Zucchini Mini Tostadas & Blueberry Lemon Brownies Delicious Links
9/12/13 12:03 PM

Yep, this is just the way they taught me in culinary school. I actually did a post with an identical title a few months back :)

How To Make Perfect Bacon in the Oven Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
9/11/13 12:48 PM

Yep, this is just the way they taught me in culinary school. I actually did a post with an identical title a few months back :)

How To Make Perfect Bacon in the Oven Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn
9/11/13 12:48 PM

That fried chicken sandwich from Bon Appetit tastes every bit as good as it looks. Fair warning: you'll probably daydream about it for days, weeks...even months after you eat it.

We Can Pickle That! 5 Foods That Taste Even Better With Pickles
8/8/13 09:22 AM

Yep, cut it into slices THEN core it. I use a small round cookie cutter or something.

Can I Cut Pineapple Rings Without a Special Gadget? Good Questions
7/11/13 09:30 AM

My favorite way to prepare fish for those who think they may be non-fish lovers is to crust the fish in a flavorful topping. I make salmon that's crusted in Everything Bagel seasoning, and the crunchy topping really transforms the flavor and the texture of the whole dish:

Help Me Love Fish! What Are Your Favorite Fish Dishes? Good Questions
7/6/13 10:50 AM

A fruit and nut packed bread is a good bet. Here's some Tropical Mango Banana Bread that might work:

Best Snacks & Meals to Pack for an All-Day Exam? Good Questions
6/17/13 11:28 AM

Pringles, Lifesavers and Orange Tic Tacs!

Family Traditions: Snacks for the Road
6/4/13 10:05 AM

I have 2 of these carts, and I"m so in love with them. I have limited kitchen storage, so I use them in a spare bedroom, filled with overflow pantry items and small kitchen equipment. The best part is, I can just roll them into the kitchen when I need to. Here's a photo of them in action. You can see that they can hold a TON of stuff, despite their small size:

Falling In Love With: IKEA's RÅSKOG Cart
5/26/13 09:58 AM

Oh , definitely! I hated olives for my first 29 years. Then, I got a part-time job at a grocery store salad bar. I ate a kalamata olive every day that I worked, for several months. Now, I still wouldn't say I LOVE olives and are going to eat them by the handful, but I appreciate their flavor in recipes and pizza.

Can You Learn to Love the Foods You Used to Hate?
5/22/13 09:36 AM

Another vote for Mint! It's awesome.

What is the Best Way to Organize My Grocery Store Receipts? Good Questions
5/18/13 03:57 PM

I give in-home cooking lessons to people who are just starting out. Before you can start cooking, you need to make sure your kitchen is stocked with equipment. You'll have an easier and more enjoyable time this way.

Large Equipment Essentials:

Small Equipment Essentials:

Also, having a small spice supply is super helpful:

After your kitchen is all set up? Start with a simple but delicious pasta:

I Want to Start Cooking. Where Do I Start? Good Questions
5/16/13 11:14 AM

Oh gosh, so sorry! How about some homemade whole-grain pancakes? I think they can be stirred up, cooked and eaten all with one hand. Either skip the pineapple compote (since you can't chop much), or buy pre-cut pineapple at your grocery store and use that :) Good luck!

Help! What Are Some Meals I Can Cook One-Handed? Good Questions
5/15/13 11:53 AM

If lentils, which are a complex carb are allowed, Lentil Sloppy Joe Lettuce Wraps go a long way. You can make a big batch and eat it for lunches or dinners all week. They're good as lettuce wraps, or also with poached eggs on top:

Ideas for Low-Carb, Budget-Friendly Meals That Satisfy? Good Questions
5/14/13 10:00 PM

I love that Joe Beef cookbook!

6 Ways to Manage Your Cookbook Addiction
5/13/13 11:01 AM

Thank you for featuring my sweet potato cakes! Happy Friday!

Smoky Watermelon-Jalapeño Margarita & Garlic Parmesan Knots Delicious Links
5/3/13 11:07 AM