Make use of some of the below list of tips we find very useful in the kitchen. We are sure that you guys all have some great tips too, so please email them to us so we can all benefit!

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted vegetables are delicious, but the key is roasting them for longer than you think is necessary, as it can result on either being hard and undercooked or mushy. So, you need to cook them for even longer (past the mushy stage) until the moisture is removed and they begin to brown.

Sauces & Gravies

Whenever you’re making sauces and gravies, a splash of apple cider vinegar or citrus gives a lot of complexity to an otherwise simple sauce. For tomato-based sauces, add a pinch of sugar instead of acid.

Crispy Fish Skin

For crispy fish skin, always follow the three-step method.

1) Scrape the skin with the back of a knife to dry it out.

2) Put it in a hot pan with fat skin down, and press it until it stops trying to curl.

3) Put the whole pan in the oven, and roast until done. Perfectly crispy skin every time!

Save the juices

Save ingredients like olive brine, pickle juice, and ginger juice from the jar. They make a great acidic component for dressings, vinaigrettes, marinades, soups, and sauces.

Measuring spoons vs Kitchen scale

Rather than use measuring spoons for baking, use a kitchen scale. Think of baking like a science, and you really want the measurements to be exact. Measuring cups and spoons are not as accurate as the scale, and it can affect the results of your baked goods.

Preparing ground meat

If you’re trying to brown ground meat and you see water forming in the pan, that’s a sign that it’s overcrowded. Rather than cook it all at once, work in small batches, and it will brown perfectly.

Adding ingredients while cooking

Pay attention to the order in which you add ingredients while cooking. Add garlic at the end because it burns quickly; add dried herbs at the beginning and fresh herbs at the end.

Save that bacon fat

Save that bacon fat.
Filter cooled (but still liquid) bacon fat through a paper towel into a coffee mug or heat-resistant container. It stays fresh uncovered in the fridge for months. Use it anywhere you’d use butter, lard, or oil. It makes great gravy and is also perfect for sautéing veggies, especially leafy stuff like kale and spinach. Just remember that bacon fat is salty, so you’ll want to adjust your recipe for that.