The science of baking cookies... Have you ever wondered why chocolate chip cookies can be chewy, crisp, soft, flat, thick, cakey, greasy, bland, flavorful, moist, or crumbly?  Tessa shares how various ingredients and techniques can affect the taste, texture, and appearance of your chocolate chip cookies. This will hopefully help you understand how chocolate chip cookies work so you can make the PERFECT batch every time, whatever you consider to be perfect.

The Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies

The science of baking cookies... Have you ever wondered why chocolate chip cookies can be chewy, crisp, soft, flat, thick, cakey, greasy, bland, flavorful, moist, or crumbly? Tessa shares how various ingredients and techniques can affect the taste, texture, and appearance of your chocolate chip cookies. This will hopefully help you understand how chocolate chip cookies work so you can make the PERFECT batch every time, whatever you consider to be perfect.

Olives for Dinner | How to cook perfect tofu in 15 minutes by Jeff and Erin's pics, via Flickr

Olives for Dinner | How to cook perfect tofu in 15 minutes by Jeff and Erin's pics, via Flickr

Store Root Veggies in Pots - Instead of storing rooted vegetables and herbs in the fridge, you can actually store them in pots filled with sand. Just place them in a flower pot, cover the roots with clean sand and then take them out as you need them. Keep the pot in a cool, dark area. This works great for carrots and ginger. Via – Doorsixteen

40 DIY Tricks To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible

Store Root Veggies in Pots - Instead of storing rooted vegetables and herbs in the fridge, you can actually store them in pots filled with sand. Just place them in a flower pot, cover the roots with clean sand and then take them out as you need them. Keep the pot in a cool, dark area. This works great for carrots and ginger. Via – Doorsixteen

Innovative way to store food - We tend to store carrots horizontally, but root vegetables fare better in their vertical state. This provides upright storage in sand, which emits the proper humidity

Innovative way to store food - We tend to store carrots horizontally, but root vegetables fare better in their vertical state. This provides upright storage in sand, which emits the proper humidity

Wrap Bananas Before Storing  Actually, you don’t have to wrap the entire bunch of bananas, but if you wrap the crown with just a little plastic wrap, the bananas will stay fresh for nearly a week longer than normal. Keep bananas stored on the counter and away from other fruits and veggies because they produce a large amount of ethylene gas which can cause other fruits and veggies to spoil faster.

40 DIY Tricks To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible

Wrap Bananas Before Storing Actually, you don’t have to wrap the entire bunch of bananas, but if you wrap the crown with just a little plastic wrap, the bananas will stay fresh for nearly a week longer than normal. Keep bananas stored on the counter and away from other fruits and veggies because they produce a large amount of ethylene gas which can cause other fruits and veggies to spoil faster.

Crispy Baked Broccoli Sriracha Spring Rolls - Food Doodles

Crispy Baked Broccoli Sriracha Spring Rolls

The Great cookie experiment: Chilling the dough?

The Great Cookie Experiment: Chilled Dough

Learn what you're really craving. | 17 Ways To Lose Weight Without Changing Your Schedule

Learn what you're really craving.

Learn what you're really craving. | 17 Ways To Lose Weight Without Changing Your Schedule

Soak strawberries in whipped cream  flavored vodka for 24 hours then dip in melted chocolate and let set. Takes Chocolate Covered Strawberries to a whole new level!

Vodka Soaked Berries

Soak strawberries in whipped cream flavored vodka for 24 hours then dip in melted chocolate and let set. Takes Chocolate Covered Strawberries to a whole new level!

Use boiling water instead of tap water to make clear ice. Great for putting fruit, herbs, flowers or surprises in.

Make Crystal Clear Ice!

Use boiling water instead of tap water to make clear ice. Great for putting fruit, herbs, flowers or surprises in.

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