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5 Dishes That are Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Everything you need to be sucessful
Everything you need to be sucessful
Flickr user palindrome6996

Yes, I know I went on a big stink about what kind of food people shouldn't make at home. That's not because I hate cooking; that was because some dishes are just bad ideas, whether due to difficulty of technique, time commitment or cost. Plenty of things are really easy to make at home, some of which end up tastier and more economical than at restaurants.

So, fire up your range, 'cause it's a lot easier to do than dealing with an annoying hipster waiter.

Bread, meat and cheese. Could there be anything better?
Bread, meat and cheese. Could there be anything better?
Gustavo Arellano
Can you tell which are store bought and which are homemade? I can't.
Can you tell which are store bought and which are homemade? I can't.
Flickr user Rainydayknitter
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There is no caption that will add to this picture
Flickr user jasonlam
5 Dishes That are Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home
Flickr user Dan Zen
Can't find Nutella Ice Cream? Make it.
Can't find Nutella Ice Cream? Make it.
Flicker user joyosity


Okay, Ice cream might seem a little scary but don't worry: it's science. If you can do science, you can do ice cream.

You want to get a liquid (the ice cream mix) to a solid without forming any ice crystals. You can do this one of two ways. The boring, normal way: buying a machine that's going to clutter up your counter space and take more time than just going out to the store and buying a quart. Or, the exciting way.

Hands down my favorite way to make ice cream, and probably the quickest and simplest, is to get a block of dry ice from the grocery store, smash it into dust with something blunt (please don't use your hand) and rapidly stirring the dust into the ice cream mix. It'll bubble for a few moments but you'll end up with whatever flavor ice cream you want, carbonated and in less time than it takes to dig up the permafrost that is the last layer of ice cream in the carton.

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