Penguin Pete here, and today I'm going to venture far astray from my usual topics. No horror movies or Linux distro geeking. Today, we're going to talk about cooking. You must be asking, "By what authority do I have a license to lecture about cooking?" By having raised a household of four kids, that's how. During which time about 90% of our meals were all homemade, both Mrs. Penguin and I took turns cooking, and we weren't the richest household on the block so we mastered the art of cooking economically. During which time, in the life of a freelance writer, I also had to learn to cook lighter on the calorie side lest I balloon to 400 pounds from a career of sitting in a chair typing all day. But I'm not here to dispense recipes or techniques, at least not much. Instead, these are going to be my "kitchen hacks" if you will. Gadgets you wouldn't think to keep around a kitchen, or at least aren't the first thing you see in your average kitchen, but have come in handy enough over the years…
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