4 Cooking Shortcuts That Aren’t Worth The Time They Save–and 2 That Are

Always make your own vodka sauce. Fusilli alla vodka, made and photographed by the author.

I have a close friend whose life motto (thanks to her awesome dad) is an acronym: DCE. Diligent consistent effort. It’s a beautifully simple mantra that reminds us to commit to putting in the work, no matter what we’re doing, because work is noble, and a job well done is a day…

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Elizabeth Cauvel

Elizabeth Cauvel

I’m a west coast-based creative director at New York-based ad agency MRY, and the season 5 Masterchef runner-up. I love mayonnaise, yoga, cats, and pizza.