Skip the prepackaged fried cheese sticks and make your own baked ones with just a few ingredients in a less than 20 minutes. This kid-friendly afternoon snacks doubles as a delicious party appetizer.
Shred Meat in Your Stand Mixer
It's laborious and time-consuming to shred meat by hand for ravioli fillings, pulled pork, or chicken salad. But it turns out your stand mixer can make the whole process a breeze. Suzy Brannon of CHOW.com shares this timesaving technique that you can use for lots of recipes, including CHOW's Chicken Salad Sandwich.
Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tamales with Ranchero Sauce
Next time you're making tamales try this cool kitchen hack: Steam the tamales in your slow cooker. It's the perfect technique to go with our shredded chicken tamales with ranchero sauce recipe.
Great Gadgets for Shredding Scallions and Julienning Carrots
Grace Young, author and contributing editor at Saveur magazine, has found two gadgets that will keep you from wasting hours shredding scallions and julienning carrots. These tools will up your knife-skills game immensely.