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15 Common Mistakes Beginners Make While Cooking [WATCH]

Beginners in the kitchen may feel overwhelmed at times when they’re stuck cooking a meal for guests and have no idea where to start – the constant fear of making a mistake looming over their already nervous state.

Mike from the Brothers Green Eats created this instructional video that highlights 15 common mistakes and tips to help beginner cooks get through the early days creating meals by themselves. Using a traditional stir fry as a platform, Mike runs through all obstacles and misconceptions newcomers would come across in creating the dish.

Some of the highlights include making sure the meat is dry before tossing it into the pan, controlling cooking temperature, letting your meat sit after cooking, prepping your veggies beforehand, proper seasoning, and presentation.

We highly recommend you check out this video to see each piece of advice put to practical use. Who knows, maybe even the more seasoned cooks may learn a thing or two.

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Design Hacks

13 Common Cooking Mistakes You Should Avoid In The Kitchen [Infographic]

Amateur cooks, myself included, tend to make mistakes here and there when it comes to cooking. Sure, mistakes happen, but they can drastically affect your final dish.

So how can we make the most of our kitchen experience?

Quid Corner cooked up a useful guide that shows us what the top 13 most common cooking mistakes made in the kitchen are and why we should avoid them. While a few of these are common sense for those with a modicum of experience in the kitchen, it’s always good for the less experienced to brush up on the basics.

Check out the infographic and see if it makes a difference the next time you’re in the kitchen!

Courtesy of: Quid Corner
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Humor

15 Hilarious Times Getting High F***ed Up Your Meal

Most regular smokers have discovered their limits by now when it comes to smoking. For the most part, you know that you can take four hits from a joint, three hits from a pipe and maybe one solid rip from big enough bong. Edibles are another beast altogether that I’m certain nobody will ever really have a grip on.

Well, if you’ve been high before, you’ve probably done something ridiculous, especially when it comes to food, whether it’s making something ridiculous, eating something ridiculous or being ridiculously gluttonous.

High Times magazine had their Instagram followers post some of the dumbest things they’ve done while high. Hilarity ensues.

1. “I was gonna make a red velvet cake, but I started eating the batter and watching tv and ended up eating the entire bowl of batter.”

2. “I asked my dog to get me a bottle of water and when he didn’t, I cried.”

3. “I spent 25 dollars on snacks at 7-Eleven and walked out with just a Red Bull.”

4. “Left the remote in the fridge.”

5. “Ate dog treats.”

6. “I ate spaghetti with a potato chip.”

7. “I charged my Hot Pocket and microwaved my phone.”

8. “I freaked the fuck out because I thought a ghost took my spoon, but it was really under my cereal in my bowl.”

9. “I ate half of a fake pear.”

10. “Beat my friend with a banana peel”

11. “I blew on Hot Cheetos to cool them off.”

12. “I went to Walmart and walked up to someone working and started ordering food then just walked away.”

13. “I put the whole gallon of milk in the microwave.”

14. “Ashed most of my blunt in my beer and continued to drink it for about 10 minutes till my friend told me he watched me ash in it multiple times.”

15. “Drank my bong water thinking it was water.”

 

 

 

via High Times, Campus Riot, Giphy, Emaze, SF Evergreen

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Hit-Or-Miss

Video Game That Crowdfunded $4000 Cancelled After Devs Blew Money On Booze And Strippers

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The lead programmer of the video game “Ant Simulator” released a video on Saturday informing supporters that the game is cancelled because his business partners allegedly spent company money on liquor and strippers.

In the video, Eric Tereshinski claims two business partners in his indie gaming company ETeeski misappropriated money collected through crowdfunding and investments. He said his ex-partners were friends for over 11 years and that they threatened to sue him if he released the game on his own.

Although he does not name them in the video, Tyler Monce and Devon Staley are the only listed team members on his company’s website.

“This is going to be the worst video I’ve ever had to make,” Tereshinski said in the video. “‘Ant Simulator’ is going to be canceled. I can’t work on ‘Ant Simulator’ anymore. I recently found out my ex-business partners were secretly stealing company money. They had secretly spent the overwhelming majority of both our Kickstarter money and the ‘Ant Simulator’ investment money on liquor, restaurants, bars, and even strippers. This is the reason it has become exceedingly clear to me that I cannot have my career associated with these guys.”

The total money lost includes $4,459 raised for game development tutorial videos through a 2014 Kickstarter campaign that had a goal of $4,000.

“I’m very pissed off I lost money. I lost over a year in work. And I lost a game that I loved and I was proud of and I was really looking forward to releasing on Steam and PS4,” Tereshinski said. “It was supposed to be my first big step in really taking a shot at making video games as a career. But I have to start over now.”

“Ant Simulator,” which was being developed for the computer and Playstation 4, has players manage an ant colony from the queen’s perspective. The simulation game was originally created by Tereshinski in 2014 as part of a 48-hour game jam, wherein game developers gather together with the goal of creating one or more games in a short amount of time.

Tereshinski closed his video by saying: “I’m definitely going to move forward more cautiously and not be so trusting, even of my closest friends, apparently.”

Written by the team at NextShark

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Features

9 Classic Foods You Had No Idea Were Actually Mistakes

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It may be impossible to believe that some of the most iconic snacks were actually just kitchen flukes and accidents. But, these clumsy and creative chefs were more than able to turn their mistakes into masterpieces. Here’s a delicious history lesson that will change the way you see your favorite foods.

 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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One day in 1930, the Whitman Massachusetts Toll House Inn owner Ruth Wakefield ran out of baking chocolate for her locally famed deserts. Luckily for us, Ruth decided to get creative and tossed a bar of Nestle semisweet chocolate into her batter.

The resulting chocolate-chunk cookie received incredible popularity. Ruth sold her recipe to Nestle (hence “Nestle Toll House”) in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate. Sounds reasonable to me.

 

Sandwiches

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John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich in the 18th century, was immersed in a heated game of cards when lunch time happened to roll around. John, lost to the competitive, merciless animal within him didn’t want to be bothered with eating with a fork and knife so he requested that he be brought a piece of meat in between two pieces of bread.

His laziness, in fact, changed the fate of the world.

 

Cheese Puffs

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The Flakall Company of Wisconsin was known in the 1930’s for crushing grains for animal feed. Edward Wilson, an employee at the company, noted that they would use moistened corn kernels to keep the machine from getting too clogged up.

Due to the heat of the heat of the machine, the moistened corn meal would bake off into little puffy ribbons that hardened when the cool air hit them. Edward thought these puffed corn kernels looked like a great snack food, so he took them home with him and added some oil and seasonings, thus creating the cheese puff.

 

Nachos

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In 1943, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya was the maitre d’ at The Victory Club, a restaurant in Mexico. One day, Nacho was faced with the task of feeding 10 hungry military wives passing through his restaurant. He got creative and used a bed of tostadas with melted cheese and jalapeños, served to the ladies and deemed, “Nacho’s Especiale” or “Nacho’s Special”.

 

Potato Chips

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Ironically enough, the potato chip was invented by a chef named George Crum after a customer sent back an order of fried potatoes that was allegedly “not thin enough.” George became spiteful and cut the potatoes as thin as he could, resulting in the potato chip we know (and eat too many of in one sitting) today.

 

Popsicles

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Back in 1905, 11 year old Frank Epperson left a soda out on the porch with a stick resting in it. Overnight, the soda had frozen with the stick standing upright. Years later, Frank applied for a patent for his invented treat, originally called the “Epsicle.”

Learn to make your own here.

 

Ice Cream Cones

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It is not widely known that the invention of the ice cream cone was actually adorable. At the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904, an ice cream salesman ran out of bowls. So, Ernest Hamwi, who was running a Syrian-inspired booth next to him, decided to roll up some of his pastries, called zalabia, to help out his neighbor.

 

Slurpees

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The Slurpee draws its origins from a Dairy Queen in Kansas City the late 1950’s, owned by Omar Knedlik. When Omar’s soda fountain broke, he began to put soda bottles in the freezer until they were partially frozen. They quickly became very popular, as customers would specifically request the “pops that were in a bit longer”.

 

Yogurt

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Way back in 5,000 B.C., people would transport animal milk by putting it in sacks made from animal stomachs. The acidity and bacteria from the stomachs would cause the milk to curdle, thus forming yogurt. Maybe try not to think about this too much while enjoying a yogurt parfait.

This Article written by miafalcon by Spoon University