You’re Probably Prepping Pasta Wrong. Here’s An Awesome Life Hack To Make Pasta Without a Colander.

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Whether you’re in the mood for some Italian cuisine or you’re pressed for time and need to make dinner in a hurry, there’s nothing quicker and easier to make than pasta. Most people always keep on hand at least a few boxes of pasta and a jar or two of tomato sauce. In fact, they’re considered basic food staples in many households and who doesn’t love a home cooked plate of spaghetti! Pasta is simply delicious and easy to make. Plus, if you ever need to feed a hungry group of people, a big pot of pasta and sauce is the perfect meal to serve.

All that you really need to do is boil up some water, drop in the pasta, strain it, and dump some sauce in with the cooked noodles, right? Not exactly, if you’re making it that way then you’re doing it wrong. If you want to make perfect pasta that tastes amazing, you have to do it the right way. The following tips covered in this video clip will help you do exactly that, so check them out and learn the proper way on how to cook and sauce pasta.

1. Add salt to the water, just before it begins to broil and before you place the pasta in the pot. This will make your pasta end up tasting a lot more flavorful and elevate it to a restaurant-quality level.

2. Do not add in olive oil to the water. If you add oil, the sauce will end up not sticking to the pasta, throwing the taste and texture off.

3. Don’t follow the instructions on the box. Each type of pasta is different in regards to how long it takes to cook. It’s better to taste taste and monitor it as you go along, that way it ends up how you like and prefer it. As for box instructions, oftentimes you don’t need to cook it as long as recommended.

4. Get the correct type of sauce for your pasta. If you plan on pairing it with a healthier sauce, use wider noodles. If you are using a thinner or runny sauce, use pasta with folds, like campanelle or rotini. They work great for holding thinner sauces on.

5. Before you drain the pasta, make sure to save at least half a cup of the starchy water it was cooked in. Then, once you’ve strained it, cook the pasta in the sauce and add in the starchy water you set aside. Cook it all together until the sauce is reduced and ready to serve.

6. Finally, if you plan on adding any additional fresh herbs or spices to the mix, make sure to always add them in with the pasta and sauce last. This will help keep the flavor fresh.

The next time you make pasta for dinner, be sure to try out all these tips and it will end up tasting perfect and absolutely wonderful.

Watch the tutorial video below for an in-depth look on how prep the perfect pasta:

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Human Asks Giant Dog If He Wants Green Beans For Dinner. He Responds With a Hilarious Temper Tantrum

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Some dogs seems to always be hungry and no matter how many treats they finagle out of their owners, or food they eat for dinner, they still want more! This seems to be a widely shared attribute among many of our beloved animal companions whose appetites have no limits.

At the same time, while most of these dogs will eat whatever you put in front of them, they do have certain limitations as to what they will scarf down. For example, if their owner tries to sneak in some healthy mix-ins to their kibble, like fresh veggies or a new reduced-calorie type of food, they won’t eat it! However, every dog has his or her own preferences and what some turn their noses at, others happily chow down on.

Such is the case for the beautiful dog in this clip. His name is Avalanche and he loves eating, it’s safe to say that dinner time is probably his favorite time of day. When his mom asks him if he wants to eat supper he enthusiastically responds in such a way that can only be interpreted as “Yes please!!”

Keeping the big fluffy six year old Alaskan Malamute healthy and in shape means supplementing his meals with something most dogs would be hesitant to eat; green beans. But Avalanche is not a picky eater and when his mom asks him if he wants some green beans with his meal he really goes off.

The mention of the healthy vegetable gets him talking and he moans and chatters away adorably in the short sweet clip. He is one intelligent dog who is unbelievably furry. He’s already a large dog to begin with but his fur makes him appear giant! I bet all those green beans definitely help to keep his skin and fur coat in top condition.

Check out the big fluffy dog’s adorable fit and don’t forget to pass this clip on, it’ll help spread some cheer!

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Nobody Believed Him When He Described The Cat’s Before Dinner Ritual So They Caught THIS On Film

We humans are told that in order to increase the power of our brains, we need to solve puzzles, think “out of the box” and engage in novel activities.  People who have an intrinsic desire to learn, experience the rewards of satiating that desire.

Cats too, are clearly intelligent animals, who benefit from such activities.  The pet parents of the cat in this video have set up a task that needs to be completed in order for this feline to receive his extrinsic reward… his meal.

Watching this cat exhibit his problem solving ability is truly amazing.  It’s as if you can practically hear him thinking out his next move, exemplifying truly intuitive instincts leading him to be methodically resourceful in every move he makes to find each part of the puzzle that will lead to the reward of his dinner.

Watching his clever moves is truly astounding.  Not only are his pet parents providing him dinner, but an opportunity to use his brain that could very easily prolong a healthier longer life.

By providing him opportunities to use his brain in novel ways, this cat will experience a more content and interesting existence.  Watch and enjoy this feline intelligence and please share your thoughts about this amazing animal!

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These Kids Were Being Huge Brats During Dinner. But No One Expected THIS Punishment!

Sitting down for a meal should be a social and interactive event for everyone gathered around the table. Dinners are a time to catch up in our busy lives with family and friends and good old fashioned conversation seems to flow better over food and drinks.

For years people have taken time in their lives to stop whatever it was they were doing so they could sit down to enjoy meals with others. However, in recent times the dinner table dynamic has taken a drastic turn for the worse.

People now bring their phones, tablets and other gadgets to dinner, whip them out, and bury their heads in the devices. They pay no attention to others and focus on the little glowing screen, oblivious to the world around them. Others can’t tear themselves away from the TV and blast the distracting box way too loud so they can hear it through their chewing.

No one else present can get a word in and it’s becoming all too common for people to eat mindlessly in front of TVs. Texting is basically a person typing private messages to another and when it’s done at the table it’s rude and shows nothing but a lack of respect for fellow dining companions. It’s that simple yet people still do it, like they’re addicts.

That is the sad reality shown clearly in this video from Dolmio, a company that makes Italian sauces and now a new clever invention aptly named the “Pepper Hacker.” The pepper hacker looks like an ordinary wooden pepper grinder but it contains a powerful hidden secret within.

With just one simple twist it activates a technology type signal blocker and shuts down TVs, WiFi, and mobile devices in an instant. To show its effectiveness, the company gave them to frustrated mothers and recorded the families reactions. Kids went nuts, cursing their devices and throwing fits, and frantically tried to figure out what was wrong with their phones, tablets, and TVs.

However, it was also time for dinner so they put aside their confusion and sat down for a nice homemade family meal. The scenes without gadgets at the dinner table tell the real story. Children talked, interacted, and engaged fully with one another and their parents instead of staring at their phones like checked out zombies. People all smiled, joked, and enjoyed themselves for once, which is how dinner should always be.

As awesome and neat as the Pepper Hacker device is, it’s also sadly unavailable for purchase right now. According to it’s creator, Brendan Forster, the gadget is still in development and prototype stages and has yet to be produced on a large scale.

Either way, you can always make it a house rule that cellphones, iPads, and similar devices are banned from the dinner table, or just turn off the WiFi and lay down the law!

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His 2 Sons Won’t Stop Texting At The Dinner Table. How He Finally Gets Their Attention Is BRILLIANT

Sitting down for a meal should be a social and interactive event for everyone gathered around the table.  Dinners are a time to catch up in our busy lives with family and friends and good conversation just seems to flow better over food and drinks.  For  years people have taken time in their lives, stopped what they were doing, and sat down to enjoy meals with others.

However, in recent times the dinner table dynamic has taken a drastic turn for the worse.  People now bring their phones to dinner, whip them out, and bury their heads in the devices.  They pay no attention to others and focus on the little glowing screen, oblivious to the world around them.  Texting at the table is rude and shows a lack of respect for your dining companions.  It’s that simple yet people still do it, like they’re addicts.

In this video, one father refuses to ignore his sons when they take out their phones at dinner.  He asks one to pass the salt and the boy, distracted and unaware, passes him pepper.  It’s now time for a lesson and dad thumps down his clunky old typewriter right on the table and starts smashing away at the keys.  The kids look up and stare at him like he’s gone mad and quickly begin to grow annoyed at the sight and sounds of their father’s behavior.

Finally, one asks what he is doing, and after getting no answer, the other son pipes up and repeats the question.  Which is when dad’s head comes up, with a crazy look in his eye, and he responds “sorry… must have been a little distracted!”  With that, the kids put their phones away and the lesson is finally driven home.

This sad scene plays out over and over again, of heads buried in phones across from non-distracted eaters who are forced to sit in silence and slowly become agitated.  Next time you are subjected to this rude behavior, say something, and don’t take your phone out at the table!

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This Mom Is Completely Fed Up With Her Children At Dinner That She Does THIS

It is no surprise to anyone who has kids how this video begins.  In a world filled with technology bringing the family together for dinner has become one of the toughest jobs for parents around the world.  Whether it’s iPads, video games, phones, or TV everybody seems to be glued to their screens.  Most families can totally relate to this epidemic, but how can it be solved?

The mom’s in this video have figured out a genius solution.  The secret is inside the pepper shaker!  It might sound strange, but when you watch the video below you will totally understand.  In a world where we are so connected to the distant world around us, but often don’t notice the people who are around us, this is the perfect solution.  I think parents around the world will be lining up for this technology.

If you think the message in this video is an important one pass it on to your friends.  It’s so important that we remember to connect with our loved ones and sometimes look up from the screens we are so accustomed to watching all day.  Do you have any other methods to deal with situations like this?

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