The Best Way to Rinse Mushrooms

Some people will say that you shouldn’t rinse mushrooms because they absorb water and become difficult to cook. But it’s totally doable as long as you have a salad spinner and a few extra seconds to spare.

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Flip a Loaf of Crusty Bread on Its Side for Easier Slicing

There are few things more satisfying than slicing into a big loaf of fresh, crusty bread but, if the loaf is bigger than your bread knife, getting a uniform slice can be a slight challenge, especially when you hit that bottom crust. Luckily, there is a very easy solution: just flip the loaf on its side.

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Make Me a Cocktail Suggests Drink Recipes Based on Ingredients You Have at Home

Let’s say you’re in the mood for a drink but you have no idea what to concoct out of all the half-empty bottles of booze you have lying around. Recipe site Make a Cocktail has a fun tool that shows you what you can make based on the ingredients you already have.

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Make Store-Bought Pasta Sauce Taste Homemade With a Quick Simmer

Marinara and other tomato based pasta sauces aren’t too difficult to make on your own, but sometimes you don’t have the time. This super simple trick can make a jar of the store-bought stuff taste like you’ve been working on it all day.

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No, Poppy Seeds Probably Aren’t Going to Make You Fail a Drug Test

Tales of poppy seed-covered foods being the cause of failed drug tests is a classic urban legend that’s been floating around since a certain episode of Seinfeld. While there may be some truth behind the myth, poppy seeds aren’t likely to ruin your drug test anymore.

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The Freezer Is the Best Place to Store Fresh Pasta

You know what’s better than fresh pasta? A whole lot of fresh pasta. If you’re going to go through the hassle of rolling out all of that dough, you might as well make a good bit of it, which means you’re going to need to store it.

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Easy Dog Treats You Can Make For Your Furry Friend

Dogs are a very important part of life, and they deserve treats. Sure, there are a ton of store-bought options out there, but recent recalls have made me wary, and there’s something reassuring about seeing every ingredient that goes into my pet’s snack. Unlike some human confections, dog treats are super easy to whip…

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Use True Molasses, Not Blackstrap, for Better Baking

Molasses is an important ingredient in all sorts of foods, from spicy gingerbread to homemade barbecue sauce, but not all molasses is suitable for baking and BBQ-ing. Though blackstrap molasses is prized for it’s mineral content, it doesn’t touch true molasses in terms of flavor or bake-ability.

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The Science Behind Why Food Tastes So Damn Good When You’re Drunk

You ever have one of those nights where after one too many drinks and 2 a.m. rolls around the diner’s pale-yellow eggs, wrinkly sausages, and overly floury pancakes suddenly taste absolutely amazing? You’re not alone. DNews uses science to explain why we tend to eat trashy foods when we’re drunk.

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