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

Some things are worth the extra effort.

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

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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.