Kitchen Tips for Busy Cooks

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kitchen tipsFood bloggers are an experienced bunch. When we share a tip, readers take note. We're a curious bunch, too. We try new products, we test old techniques. And when we discover something new, we share it. Here are some recent kitchen tips from food bloggers -- little one-offs that just might change your life. Get out your notebooks, charge up De.licio.us. It's time to study up.

TOOL TIPS & TECHNIQUE TIPS
Joy the Baker ~ After investing in a standing mixer, stainless steel mixing bowls, a cast-iron skillet, good measuring cups and silicone spatulas, how to spend just $10 for a favorite kitchen tool that will last a lifetime
Baker's Banter ~ tips for making pie crust from the King Arthur blog, including why a spoonula, a waterbottle and parchment will help
Brownie Points ~ how to warm plates without heating up the oven (why do we warm plates? so the food stays hot!)
Buttermilk Clouds ~ the handy tools for making no-cook strawberry jam for the freezer

RECIPES from SCRATCH
The Homesick Texan ~ how to make chile con queso without Velveeta and Rotel
Desert Candy ~ how to make homemade labne, an extra-thick yogurt that's a Middle Eastern staple (no cooking required)
Talk of Tomatoes ~ how to make your own homemade spice mix for chicken, omelettes, vegetables, more

INGREDIENT TIPS
Pinch My Salt ~ the best brand of whole wheat pasta
101 Cookbooks ~ the grain that cooks in just a few minutes
Kalofagas ~ why we should buy blocks of feta not 'crumbled' feta

LISTS of TIPS
The Humble Housewife ~ Ten Tips for a Tasty Efficient Kitchen
The Perfect Pantry ~ Top Ten Pantry Items

JUST for FUN
My Own Sweet Thyme ~ An Insider's Guide to Mint Juleps, the southern tradition
Bistro 613 ~ when life give you lemons, make lemon fish

YOUR TIPS
Do you have a food-related tip to share? Leave a comment! If you're a blogger, leave a comment with a link to a post with more information about your tip. Be sure to use good anchor text - it helps with SEO and helps readers know what to expect, too.

BlogHer food editor Alanna Kellogg shared a great tip this week, how to cook artichokes in the microwave.

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