Over-salting cooking tip

If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant "fix me up"

From: recipe-lovers.com

Drinking and cooking

Never cook with any wine you wouldn’t drink.

From: reluctantgourmet.com

Fight free radicals

Eat bright colored foods for anti-oxidant properties that fight free radicals.  Consuming antioxidants has been shown to protect the body against cancer and heart disease.

From: anti-agingfactsonline.com

Stick your spices

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: foodnetwork.com

Cooking with low pressure

Use herbs, vinegar, tomatoes, onions and/or fat-free or low-fat sauces or salad dressings for better health, especially if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

From: heart.org

Magic seasoning

For quick and handy seasoning while cooking, keep on hand a large shaker containing six parts of salt and one of pepper.

From: recipe-lovers.com

Eat less mayo

The next time you prepare a sandwich, measure the amount of mayonnaise you actually add to the sandwich.

That way, you can actually see how many grams of fat you’ll be eating with each sandwich. You’ll quickly see that those servings will get smaller and smaller and before you know it, you’ll want to switch to a lighter brand of mayonnaise.

From: askmen.com

Eat less salt

Eat less than 2,400 mg of sodium per day. This is about the same amount found in one teaspoon of salt.

From: mensair.com

How to sear a steak

Once a tablespoon of oil in the pan’s shimmering – you’ll see the ripples – put the steak in and leave the burner on high for about a minute, then reduce to medium-high."

Flip it once it’s nice and crusty. "When you do the other side, turn the heat from medium-high back up to high again for a minute. The hotter the heat, the better the sear.

From: gq.com

Book Friday: Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book

Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book offers fans more than 90 recipes that are easy to make with even an unsophisticated ice-cream maker. The book is spiced with bright, quirky illustrations in full color.

From: Getting Older Stinks

Now, that’s a knife

A chef’s knife is your workhorse, tackling a good 90 percent of your chop chores. Your other edges: a paring knife and serrated bread knife.

From: menshealth.com

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Weapons in the kitchen

You need only five pots and pans: a nonstick 12-inch skillet, a cast-iron skillet, a large pot for pasta and soups, a 2-quart saucepan, and a grill pan.

From: menshealth.com

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Washing your utensils

Because the extreme heat destroys them, never place the following in a dishwasher: cooking knives, anything nonstick or cast-iron, or wooden spoons

From: menshealth.com

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