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Is there any way to avoid grease splatter?
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You shouldn't be 'tossing' the fries into the pan. Put them in slowly, using a tray or slotted spoon. Make sure to have the container no more than halfway full of oil. I learned this the hard way ...

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What is the point of a salt mill?
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You'll use less - it takes more effort to grind salt than it does to simply shake it onto your food.

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What is the difference between a 63-degree egg and a regular poached egg?
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A 63-degree egg is slow cooked in the shell in a water bath of 63 degrees celsius. The shell is removed after the cooking process. A poached egg is removed from the shell before cooking and cooked in ...

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Does it take a special type of blender to make smoothies?
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I had the same problem, and found that if you freeze the fruit beforehand it doesn't mush itself under the blades as much. I also generally start blending on high and, as the smoothie gets more ...

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Can I use cookie cutter shapes in a frying pan?
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I'm not sure that putting anything plastic from the dollar store in a hot frying pan is a good idea. Not only will they probably melt (which may ruin your frying pan), they probably also contain BPA, ...

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What are other techniques to make garlic bread?
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You can use crushed garlic instead. Mince a clove or two of garlic and then crush it with either the flat of your knife or the back of a spoon. This is unrelated to replicating garlic powder, but ...

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