Recipes from Mad Genius Tips

Mad Genius Tips Cookbook

Did you know you can use a muffin tin to poach a dozen eggs at once? Or transform a Bundt pan into a rotisserie? Or truss a chicken with dental floss? Discover unexpected new uses for everyday tools, clever time-saving tips, and fantastic recipes in a cookbook that’s as useful as it is entertaining.

Each of the 20 chapters is dedicated to a different tool, including resealable baggies, wine bottles, and plastic takeout-container lids. With step-by-step “how-to” photography, Justin Chapple explains hacks for over 100 delicious dishes. An index organizes recipes by food category so readers can easily search for breakfasts, appetizers, entrees, and more.

A round vegetable galette, with one slice cut out of it

Vegetable Galette

Because who doesn’t want pie for dinner?! And this vegetable galette gets it exactly right with a buttery crust, a creamy cheese sauce, and oh-so-sweet roasted veggies.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Quick, easy, healthy, authentic through and through, and pretty darn delicious if we do say so ourselves. Take it to work or, if you’re willing to share, serve it up at home.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8
A plate with a small dish of maple syrup and 3 rye pancakes that are topped with maple syrup and pears.

Rye Pancakes with Maple-Pear Compote

Lest you worry these remarkably delicate, nutty rye pancakes being too ascetic, rest assured they go splendidly with the sweetness of pears sautéed in gobs of butter and maple syrup.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2