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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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    Use Cookie Cutters For Fried Eggs

    Video: YouTube
    Your kids will think you are super, super talented. You can also use onion rings or slices of bell pepper.
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    Run Bacon Under Cold Water Before Cooking

    This will reduce shrinking by up to 50%!
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    Keep Burgers From Getting Too Thick During Cooking

    Video: YouTube
    Make an indent in the center of the patty to prevent it from getting too thick during cooking.
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    Open Jars With A Bottle Opener

    Don't have a can opener on hand? No problem! Use a pointed-tip or rounded bottle opener to apply pressure to the lid and break the vacuum seal.
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