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The process of preparing dried pasta involves both heat and hydration, but if they’re not kept in perfect balance the starch chains can release, causing the noodles to clump and stick. For perfect, non-sticky pasta every time, just split the methods in two. Soak dried pasta in a sealed Ziploc bag full of cold water until it becomes pliable but still hard, then toss the noodles into salted water at a rolling boil for just one minute.

The process of preparing dried pasta involves both heat and hydration, but if they’re not kept in perfect balance the starch chains can release, causing the noodles to clump and stick. For perfect, non-sticky pasta every time, just split the methods in two. Soak dried pasta in a sealed Ziploc bag full of cold water until it becomes pliable but still hard, then toss the noodles into salted water at a rolling boil for just one minute.

I'm not sure how to categorize this one, but it's a fun concoction to make and play with. It'll definitely be part of our slime day at the ...

I'm not sure how to categorize this one, but it's a fun concoction to make and play with. It'll definitely be part of our slime day at the ...

Make a single serving of homemade Macaroni and Cheese in your microwave! This is the best recipe! So quick and easy to make without all of the chemicals from the boxed variety. And it is seriously SO creamy and good!

Homemade Single-Serve Microwave Macaroni and Cheese in a Mug

Make a single serving of homemade Macaroni and Cheese in your microwave! This is the best recipe! So quick and easy to make without all of the chemicals from the boxed variety. And it is seriously SO creamy and good!

Brown butter sweet potato alfredo is a great way to still get the creaminess of the classic alfredo but with a lighter and more flavorful sauce approach.

Brown Butter Sweet Potato Alfredo

Brown butter sweet potato alfredo is a great way to still get the creaminess of the classic alfredo but with a lighter and more flavorful sauce approach.

Try grating your butter before mixing it for more even distribution.

Simple Baking Hacks Everyone Can Use

Apple chart for Cadette Tree Badge.  Might also help with the New Cuisines Badge

Apple chart for Cadette Tree Badge. Might also help with the New Cuisines Badge

Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce recipe.  Introduced to me by a friend...we make it every year and it's always a hit!  Even with people who claim to not like pumpkin.  (How is that possible?)  I like mine with extra cayenne!

Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce recipe. Introduced to me by a friend...we make it every year and it's always a hit! Even with people who claim to not like pumpkin. (How is that possible?) I like mine with extra cayenne!

One-Pan Pasta   Seven other version: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2015/08/27/one_pan_9_minute_pasta_recipe_from_martha_stewart_living_the_backstory_and.html

Martha Stewart's One-Pan Pasta

One-Pan Pasta Seven other version: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2015/08/27/one_pan_9_minute_pasta_recipe_from_martha_stewart_living_the_backstory_and.html

homemade pasta

Homemade Pasta

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1 pound of mozzerella cheese for less than $3 in 30 minutes! Would be fun for my dairy/cheese unit.

1 pound of mozzerella cheese for less than $3 in 30 minutes! Would be fun for my dairy/cheese unit.