9 Mistakes That a Busy Cook Makes
Here's how to recover from—or just plain avoid—the classic kitchen gaffes that often happen in our race to get dinner on the table.
Freaking Out Over the Biscuit Butter
Whether you're making drop biscuits (one of the easiest baked goods known to man
) or mixing a batter to cover a chicken pot pie, you're going to have to cut the butter into the flour—which can involve scrambling to find a pastry cutter (and trying to remember if you even own one) or dealing with the awkward task of using two knives to chop the butter while it's nestled in a bowl full of flour. Next time, reach for your cheese grater, set it over the bowl of dry ingredients and grate the butter right into the bowl. It's fast, easy, effective—and does not involve you muttering that this is the last time you're making biscuits on a weeknight.