Don't waste your money on kitchen tools you'll rarely use. CHOW Senior Food Editor Jill Santopietro shows you how to improvise if you don't own a rolling pin.
Use Your Egg Cartons to Grow Seedlings
A great use for a common kitchen container.
How to Use Your Wok as a Smoker
If a fire escape is the closest you come to a backyard, it shouldn’t stop you from smoking. Former CHOW.com Senior Food Editor Jill Santopietro says that turning your wok into a smoker doesn’t take much effort. All you need is aluminum foil, a round cooling rack, and finely ground wood chips, available online or at hardware stores or some cooking supply stores. If you don’t have wood chips, you can use a 1/2 cup kosher salt, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup rice, and 1/4 cup oolong tea leaves mixed with 2 tablespoons water for more of a tea smoke. Indoor smokers take note: Open your windows and remove your smoke detector (but don’t forget to put it back when you’re done). Find plenty of smoking recipes and other tips here!
How to Remove the Garlic Smell from Your Hands
After a hard day's chopping.
How to Remove the Pin Bones from Fish
Removing the pin bones from fish is low-effort, high-payoff.