General Tips

  • When adding eggs in a recipe always crack each egg one at a time into a separate bowl. This way, if there is something wrong with the egg, you do not need to throw out everything else.
  • When making dough, freeze the butter and grate it into the dry ingredients. You’ll handle the cold dough less, resulting in more tender and flaky pie crusts, biscuits, or scones.
  • When sautéing onions, add a pinch of baking soda. It speeds browning and cuts cooking time practically in half. 
  • A good soup is made a day in advance. Let it sit in the fridge overnight, then warm it gently, this maximizes the flavor of the stock.