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    Posted on Oct 31, 2015

    Here are 7 Easy Ways To Get Better At Making Food

    Tap into your inner Julia Child.

    1. Learn how to chop an onion correctly.

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    A cooked onion is a beautiful thing, but you can't get there if you chopped your finger off in the process. Get a photo step-by-step and a video tutorial here.

    2. Turn a vegetable into pasta.

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    Okay, this is a bit of a lie, but you can use mimic a bowl of pasta with strands of spaghetti squash. Get a full how-to, and a recipe for Spaghetti Squash with Bacon, Spinach, and Goat Cheese here.

    3. Spend just a little bit of time prepping ingredients on Sunday and make easy dinners all week.

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    I don't know about you, but stressing about after-work dinner means I'm often just eating whatever cheese is left in my fridge and calling it a meal. Instead, use a shopping list and a free weekend afternoon to get ahead for the week. Here's a game-plan, complete with your list and ways to turn the food into 5 dinners. Get this easy meal plan with a shopping list here.

    4. Stop overcooking your scrambled eggs. SOFT scramble them instead.

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    Here’s how to make the eggs:

    Beat 2 large eggs with a salt and pepper in a small bowl. Heat 1 tablespoon of butter or olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. When the butter starts to foam, turn the heat down to low.

    Add the eggs and stir constantly with a rubber spatula for 30 seconds to 1 ½ minutes. When the pan is mostly little clumps of eggs and just a little eggy liquid left, remove the pan from the heat and stir until the eggs are just cooked, about 30 seconds longer.

    Eat immediately with buttered toast. Serves 1.

    5. Roast vegetables the right way: Get a rimmed baking sheet, use enough oil, and add garlic. (Okay, that's three tips.)

    6. But, for big batches of veggies, outsource chopping to your food processor.

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    There's no reason you should be working your way through 10 pounds of anything. Make your food processor do the work for you.

    Try shredded brussels sprouts in a cranberry and almond salad or explore 17 magical ways to use your food processor here.

    7. When baking cookies, leave at least 2 inches between dollops of cookie dough.

    Placing cookies too close together on a baking sheet and they’ll all run together into one big blob. Get a step-by-step guide to making the best chocolate chip cookies over at Serious Eats.