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The 25 Greatest Kitchen Hacks Every Cook Should Know

The 25 Greatest Kitchen Hacks Every Cook Should Know

Health
1 of 25Photo: Jennifer Causey 1. Make Hard-Cooked Eggs a Cinch to Peel This article originally appeared on CookingLight.com.Instead of boiling the traditional way, steam up to a dozen eggs in a steamer basket suspended over boiling water for 15 to 16 minutes; shells slip right off.Advertisement2 of 25Photo: Jennifer Causey 2. Make the Best Roasted Veggies Place the pan in the oven as it preheats; when the vegetables hit that hot surface, they get a delicious jump-start on browning.3 of 25Illustration: Olivier Kugler 3. Improvise a Brush When you can't find your pastry or basting brush—or don't have one—make a quick, disposable stand-in:
Cook hits 243 as England take control – report & highlights

Cook hits 243 as England take control – report & highlights

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device First Investec Test, Edgbaston, day twoEngland 514-8 dec: Cook 243, Root 136, Malan 65, Chase 4-113West Indies 44-1West Indies trail by 470 runsScorecardAlastair Cook remorselessly churned out 243 as England tightened their grip on West Indies on day two of the day-night Test at Edgbaston. Cook batted for almost 10 hours, his eventual dismissal prompting England's declaration at 514-8.Dawid Malan, looking to secure a place at number five, scored 65, his maiden Test half-century.West Indies had reached 44-1, 470 behind, when rain forced the players off with 26 overs left to bowl.Cook absolutely critical to Ashes hopes - AgnewMalan 'knew it was going to turn around'TMS podcast: Vaughan reviews...