Cooking Facts & Tips

Making Meals Easier
Making Meals Easier

Just when you thought cooking pasta couldn't get any easier. While pasta itself is a fairly simple meal to prepare, there are a few cooking tips that can help cut back on preparation time.

Try preparing dishes in advance when you have some extra time in your schedule. For many, weekends are a relaxing time to prepare dishes for the week ahead without dealing with workday demands. Pasta is one dish that reheats beautifully, so boil up a batch on the weekend and give it a quick re-heating during the week. To keep cooked pasta fresh for later use, toss with a small amount of olive oil and refrigerate

Use the time waiting for the water to come to a boil to prepare other ingredients required in the recipe.

Washing, slicing and dicing ingredients is often the biggest time-zapper. Give yourself a break and buy pre-cut veggies and ready-to-go prewashed salads.