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29 Awesome Kitchen Hacks and Cooking Tips 

Casey Cavanagh
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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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Store Lettuce with Paper Towel
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This will keep it from browning prematurely because the paper towel will absorb excess moisture.
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Always Use the Best Onion for the Job
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Each onion lends itself differently to certain dishes and uses in the kitchen. Be sure you know which onion to use!
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Make Your Own Dressings
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All you need is olive oil and your favorite spices to make a much healthier alternative to store-bought dressings.
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Prevent Ice Cream From Hardening with Plastic Bags
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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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