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How to Become Faster In the Kitchen

October 15th, 2012 Cooking

Do you love to cook but are somehow unable to do so without taking a long time in the kitchen? It may seem like you can't prepare a meal in a short period of time, leaving you and your family's stomachs to growl while you wait. However, speeding up in the kitchen isn't a difficult process at all! It just takes a little bit of foresight and intuition. If you've been looking for ways to get meals onto the table faster, here are some tips to help make it happen.

1. Plan ahead of time. The best thing you can do to speed up the cooking process is simply to know what you're doing before you do it. What does this mean? Make sure you know where all of your essential supplies and ingredients are, have the oven preheated accordingly, and maybe even go as far as slicing garlic or onions ahead of time.

2. Organize your ingredients. Before you do anything, consult the recipe you're using and have all of the ingredients laid out in an easy-to-access place. This will ensure that you don't have to go rooting through the kitchen or pantry every time you reach a new step.

3. Know what to prepare first. Are there low-maintenance items in your recipe that simply need more time to cook than others? Rice is a good example - it's easy to make and takes minimal effort on your part, but it can take a while to actually finish. Go ahead and start making these items before you get into the rest of the recipe.