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Food Network recently came out with its list of 100 greatest cooking tips of all time from America's best chefs. We narrowed this down to the 15 easiest and most useful tips for the home cook because we know how busy you are.
These brilliant culinary tricks target common cooking problems and will help you make restaurant-quality food in your own kitchen while saving time, money, and frustration. Preparing food at home is also great for your health and the planet's.
1. Problem: Less than zesty dried herbs and spices.
Tip: Store spices in a cool, dark place, not above your stove. Humidity, light, and heat will cause herbs and spices to lose their flavor.
--From Rick Tramonto, Tramonto's Steak and Seafood, Osteria di Tramonto, and RT Lounge, Wheeling, IL
2. Problem: How to get rich flavor without fat.
Tip: For rich, creamy dressings made healthy, substitute half the mayo with Greek-style yogurt.
--From EllieRead More »from Top cooking tips from Food Networkâ€™s 100 greatest list