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29 Awesome Kitchen Hacks and Cooking Tips

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We should be cooking the majority of our own meals if we want to be as healthy as possible, and there are a number of cooking hacks you should learn to make navigating your way around the kitchen much easier. Even if you are no Martha Stewart, making small changes and incorporating simple kitchen tips and tricks into your daily life can help not only make the cooking process easier, but even more enjoyable.

As with most things in life, finding little shortcuts and hacks is always possible. Why not save time where and when you can? In addition to the time saved with these hacks, they will make your food more delicious and professional. Below is a list of some of the best cooking tips to try with your next meal. 
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    Wet Fingers Before Removing Egg Shells

    You will be amazed at how much easier you can grab those little egg shell shards.
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    Prevent Ice Cream From Hardening With Plastic Bags

    Putting the container in a plastic bag before putting it in the freezer will keep it nice and soft for serving.
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    Take Off The Top Stem Of An Avocado To See If It Is Ripe

    Take off the tiny little brown stem at the top of the avocado. If the color is bright green underneath, you know it is ready to eat!
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    Use A Cupcake Pan For Mini Taco Bowls

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    Just put small pieces of tortilla shaped into a bowl in a cupcake pan. They will create tiny tortilla bowls, perfect for dipping or filling!

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