7 Kitchen Shortcuts That Will Transform How You Cook

Cook faster, easier, and cheaper meals with these smart tips from Chef Julia Collin Davison of America's Test Kitchen.

7 Kitchen Shortcuts That Will Transform How You Cook

Cooking doesn’t have to be backbreaking, complicated, or expensive. With the right know-how, you can save time and money in the kitchen and make meals faster, easier, and cheaper. Follow these smart tips from seasoned chef Julia Collin Davison, the executive food editor of America’s Test Kitchen.

Reprinted from KITCHEN HACKS: HOW CLEVER COOKS GET THINGS DONE Copyright © 2015 by America’s Test Kitchen. Published by Cook’s Illustrated.


Use Your Oven to Ripen Fruit

Want fresh fruit fast? Skip the brown-bag trick and ripen fruit such as bananas by popping them into the oven on a baking tray at 250 degrees for 15 minutes. Once done, peel and enjoy as a snack dessert topping, or whip up a batch of homemade banana bread.

We all love a good cup of coffee to wake us up in the morning. But that routine drink may be doing good things for your health. Turns out, drinking coffee could help you do three big things: burn fat, lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, and boost your mood. Watch the video below to see how, plus three ways to spice up your coffee with adding calories!