Oh and by the way, I don't mean to insult you if you've never heard these tips before. Feel free to use them, I use some of them, I just wanted to mention the ones I hear way too often.
If you want to make a pizza from scratch, just run around the corner to your favorite pizzeria and ask them for some pizza dough.
>I'm sure the guys at Little Caesar's would LOVE that!<
Don't buy an expensive pastry bag, just cut a hole in the corner of a plastic bag, it works just as well!
>If I had a nickle for every time they said that, I'd be able to afford one of the cakes from Ace of Cakes<
Don't stress over garlic, just smash a clove under a heavy skillet of the flat side of a knife. >Seriously?<
To remove the pit of an avocado, just hack the seed with the a knife, twist ever so slightly and the pit comes right out!
>It really isn't that difficult to remove an avocado seed, and is guacamole really worth a hospital visit?<
Don't buy a double boiler, just place a heat safe bowl on top of a pot of boiling water.
>These chefs double boil on an unnaturally frequent basis.<
Mix butter and olive oil when sauteing, the oil has a higher smoking point than butter and gives food a nice flavor. >What about using Pam, should I still mix it with something, and does Country Crock count as butter?<
Roll a lemon on the counter back and forth for a few minutes, it'll loosen up the juices and make it easy to squeeze. >The nice people at ReaLeamon made it so that I never have to roll a lemon again. (I know, I know, fresh squeezed it always best.)<
"I'll make a delicious meal in under 30 minutes."
>Don't make promises you can't keep Rachael Ray.<