If you've ever burned down an apartment heating up a cup of Kraft Easy Mac because you left a spoon in it, you aren't alone. But cooking doesn't have to be so deadly -- and we've got some tips that'll help keep your home and eyebrows intact.

Pretty much you'll be the next Gordon Ramsay after reading this -- complete with excessive swearing.

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f adding salt isn't helping your dish, try using a little acid. Vinegar, wine, citric acid or tomatoes will bring brightness by creating balance and r

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Swirling wine enhances its flavor. Swirling aerates the wine allowing oxygen to bind with aromatics unlocking its unique flavors. It also causes I-sme

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When seruing a dish containing raw onions, soak them for 10-15 minutes in ice water ahead of time. This will mellow the flauor and make them more pala

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CRACKEDCON Pat meats dry before searing. This preuents steaming and aids the formation of a good crust.

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23 Ingenious Food And Cooking Shortcuts

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Season dishes from a height of about a foot. CRAON This allows for a more even coverage and reduces the need to stir the dish.

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23 Ingenious Food And Cooking Shortcuts

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