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Cook Like An Adult (1)

Cook Like an Adult: Culinary Basics for Millennials

Many millennials spend over 44% of their income eating out at restaurants, while others don’t know how to cook. Although the reason for this may be left unknown, there may come a time where you’ll need to know how to cook. If you want to be an adult, you need to know how to cook like an adult. Even if you’re low on a budget, cooking at home can actually help you save money rather than continue spending it on your daily meals. The best part about cooking at home is that you have the power to make it healthy, delicious and filling. Here are the top three basic meals you should learn to cook before you hit 30. Read more →

Ryan C Heffernan: Kitchen Must Haves

Kitchen Must Haves: The Best Professional Tools and Utensils for Cooking Like a Chef

I’ve done many blogs on tips and tricks for cooking and eating healthy, but many of you may have realized there is a planning process that takes place before you actually start cooking. This may be the first kitchen you’re left alone with, or you may just be ready to step up your cooking game. It’s important to have these tools in your kitchen before you begin your cooking journey. Here is a list of items you should have in your kitchen. Read more →

Ryan C Heffernan: The Best Kept Cooking Secrets

Best Kept Cooking Secrets That Will Make your Life Easier

The art of cooking is fraught with secret recipes and tips that many chefs are loathe to impart to others. While some secret recipes are guarded with more security and secrecy than the United States government uses, like the KFC, Coca Cola, or Bush’s Baked Beans recipes, there are still lots of tips that are less top secret, but little known to most people who cook. I’ve compiled a list of basic cooking tips that’ll hopefully make your time in the kitchen easier! Read more →

Ryan C Heffernan: Beat the Heat with these Summer Cooking Tips

Beat the Heat with these Summer Cooking Tricks

The dog days of summer are well upon us, and as much as I love a good home-cooked meal, I am starting to dread turning on the oven. If your house is anything like mine, leaving the oven on for 30 minutes to prepare dinner makes the kitchen turn into a sweat lodge, and by the time that piping hot dinner is ready I just want to ditch it for ice cream! If you’re not ready to admit defeat by eating out all summer, never fear. Turn the summer heat into a creative burst of culinary inspiration with a few simple tricks to eat well while staying cool. Who knows, the summer menu may even become one the best things about the season. Read more →

Ryan C Huffernan: How to Plate Your Food Like a Professional Chef

How to Plate Food like a Professional Chef

If you’ve spent hours in the kitchen conjuring up a beautiful meal for your family, your date, your mother (or in-laws!), or even just for yourself, you want to make sure that your work looks as perfect as it tastes. Presentation goes a very long way when it comes to food, and you deserve recognition for all of your hard work! If you want to wow your guests when you bring out plates that look like they’d belong at a Michelin star restaurant, you’ve come to the right place. These simple tricks and tips will make the lucky loved ones you’re feeding ask whether you studied in France. Read more →

Time-Saving Tips for the Low-Fuss Carnivore

We all want to come home to the delicious scent of meat on the grill every night, but most of us don’t want to take the time slaving in the kitchen to prepare it. Sure, vegetarian meals might be cheaper and quicker, but I know I’m not ready to give up meat-based dinners. If you’re like me, you’re looking for a happy medium, a way to treat yourself to a delicious dinner without giving up your free time to cooking. Here’s three great tips for cooking meat quickly and easily, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the result of your minimal labors. Read more →