Whether you're a semi-pro home chef or you don't really even know how your oven works, everyone has those burning little kitchen questions. You know—the things that you can get by without knowing, but that would probably make your life a whole lot easier.
Well, Muses, wonder no more. This week we've gone hunting on the web for answers to some of your biggest kitchen quandaries—and rounded up the best articles to help you out.
Question: How do I store fresh herbs so they last as long as possible?
Answer: Depends on the type of herb. (Real Simple)
Question: How do I soften butter quickly for when I want cookies now?
Answer: There are a couple ways, from heating it to beating it. (The Kitchn)
Question: How can I tell if the eggs in my fridge have gone bad?
Answer: There's a simple trick that will help you figure out if eggs are still good before you even crack them open. (Delia Online)
Question: What foods can I freeze without ruining them?
Answer: Way more than you probably think. (Simple Organized Living)
Question: How do I keep my knives sharp and slicing?
Answer: Keeping your knives in tip-top shape is a little tricky, but it's worth learning. (Lifehacker)
Question: Why do my cookies never turn out quite right?
Answer: There are lots of little things you can do to keep your cookies from crumbling (and other common problems). (Good Housekeeping)
Question: What pasta shape should I use?
Answer: Depends on the sauce you are pairing it with. (Martha Stewart)
Question: What does it mean to salt to taste?
Answer: You actually don't want to be able to taste salt. (The Kitchn)
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