I know the papers keep the cake moist and makes them look pretty. But I don't have them at home right now and I want to make a few cupcakes. Is it okay if I pour the batter directly into the well greased pans?
Learn to make popcorn in a brown paper bag. This technique is simple, reliable, and delicious! Read more.
How to Use the Lemon and Hot Towel You're Given in Restaurants
Squeeze the lemon onto the towel, not your hand.
Gadget Tip: Grill with Cedar Paper
Jason Fox, executive chef of San Francisco's Commonwealth, grills meat on cedar paper—it gives the food a smoky, wood-grilled flavor. He recommends getting cedar paper online or at your local Asian grocery.
How to Pit a Cherry with a Paper Clip
Have to pit a bunch of cherries, but don't own a cherry pitter? CHOW.com's Roxanne Webber shows you how to use a common household item to do the trick. For more info on alternate ways to pit a cherry, see these Chowhound discussions.