6 Tips and Tools To Make Cooking A Whole Lot Easier

1) Infinite Scallions.

Save about an inch of your scallion roots and place them in tall shot glass filled with water. They will sprout and regrow in less than a week.

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2) App that tells you what to look for in your fruit and vegetables.

Perfect Produce for the iPhone and Android operating systems is an application that helps you identify good and bad fruits and vegetables. The app includes seasonality, what characteristics indicate ripeness, and what features indicate a sub-par specimen.

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3) Trying to eat healthy? Substitute fattier ingredients with greek yogurt. 

If a recipe calls for cream cheese, butter, or sour cream, but you're trying to avoid fattier ingredients, you can always substitute with plain greek yogurt in a pinch.

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4) Don't know what to make? Supercook to the rescue!

An interesting site called supercook can help you figure out what whip up. Simply type your ingredients into the search bar, and you will be given a list of recipes that use only what you have.

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5) Add salt at different times for different results

Salt is a common staple for seasoning, but be wary of when you add it. When cooking onions, for example, add salt from the get-go to keep them firm, but add it near the end of the process if you're trying to caramelize them.

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6) Have a question for a professional chef? Now you can ask it.

In addition to providing recipes and cooking tips, Chef2Chef has a blog that is frequented by well-known professionals. These gourmands often exchange trade tips and will be more than happy to let you in on a few secrets.

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From our OGTV family to yours, Happy New Year!

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Blind Waiter Serves Up Diner Classics and Life Lessons

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The flickering neon sign reflects eerily off the aging, chrome exterior; a long smooth marble counter with spinning stools draws your gaze left and right as you enter; the checkered linoleum floor seeps under the rows of back-to-back leather booths enveloped by the rain streaked wrap-around windows. You may think you've entered a typical American roadside eatery, but your experience here will be anything but ordinary.

You have just stepped into the Bendix Diner, a staple in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey since the 1940's. It's no surprise that The Bendix can serve up a sizzling Burger with deep fried onion rings and a frothy chocolate shake. What is unique about this meal is the waiter who delivers it to your table – his name is John Diakakis, and he is blind.

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Hosted by Dr. Stacy Berman, each episode will help you navigate through these rough times and find your way to a happier and healthier life. Feeling lonely and isolated during quarantine? In this episode, Stacy reminds us that we are all wired to be part of a social community and offers a simple, self-soothing exercise to fill that connection gap that we are all experiencing.

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Are You A Christmas Trivia Expert? - Not Your Average Joe

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Joe Leonardo is an improv actor from New York City. For our new "man on the street" series, Not Your Average Joe, he traveled through Times Square asking New Yorkers trivia questions about Christmas! Check out this hysterical video and see which city pedestrians know their facts and which don't... Keep track of your own answers too! Happy Holidays!

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Chefs Honor Sailors and Their Families With a Holiday Feast to Remember (Random Acts of Cooking E1)

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Sullivan the Therapy Dog Helps Make A Christmas Movie - Sullivan's Travels

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Do you ever wonder what a day in the life of a therapy dog is like? In the OGTV Original Series "Sullivan's Travels," a golden retriever therapy dog named Sullivan Travolta takes us along with her as she assists folks in all kinds of settings. Having been trained at Project Chance in Jacksonville, Florida, Sullivan provides support and happiness to kids and adults in schools, nursing homes, classes, and any other program where she's needed.

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