Use an aluminum tray to defrost meat.

Aluminum is a heat conductor, and by placing your meat on an aluminum tray, it will defrost much quicker than on a countertop, plate, or cutting board.

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Butter too cold to spread on your toast? Use a cheese grater.

Use a cheese grater on cold butter

Butter too cold to spread on your toast? Use a cheese grater.
Reheat cold or frozen pizza by steaming it.

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Reheat cold or frozen pizza by steaming it.
Dry your lettuce after washing by lining a freezer bag with paper towels and shake vigorously.

Dry your lettuce after washing by lining a freezer bag with paper towels and shake vigorously.

Dry your lettuce after washing by lining a freezer bag with paper towels and shake vigorously.
Tape the logo from the boxes of drinks that you stock your cooler with so your event guests know what's inside

Tape the logo from the boxes of drinks that you stock your cooler with so your event guests know what's inside

Tape the logo from the boxes of drinks that you stock your cooler with so your event guests know what's inside
Maintain the perfect ratio when eating a cupcake, by cutting half of the cake and putting it on top

Maintain the perfect ratio when eating a cupcake, by cutting half of the cake and putting it on top

Maintain the perfect ratio when eating a cupcake, by cutting half of the cake and putting it on top
Use a wine bottle to roll dough if you don't have a rolling pin

Use a wine bottle to roll dough if you don't have a rolling pin

Use a wine bottle to roll dough if you don't have a rolling pin
Hang your take-away food on the backseat handle's hook to prevent it from sliding around as you drive

Hang your take-away food on the backseat handle's hook to prevent it from sliding around as you drive

Hang your take-away food on the backseat handle's hook to prevent it from sliding around as you drive
You can use a pen to seal your chip bags.

You can use a pen to seal your chip bags.

You can use a pen to seal your chip bags.
To determine if an avocado is ripe, pull the stem off and look under it.

To determine if an avocado is ripe, pull the stem off and look under it.

To determine if an avocado is ripe, pull the stem off and look under it.
Revive your wilted produce by submerging it in water overnight and placing it in your fridge.

Revive your wilted produce by submerging it in water overnight and placing it in your fridge.

Revive your wilted produce by submerging it in water overnight and placing it in your fridge.
If you want perfectly crispy bacon, you need to boil it.

If you want perfectly crispy bacon, you need to boil it.

If you want perfectly crispy bacon, you need to boil it.
Keep the juices from the meats and vegetables that you roast.

Keep the juices from the meats and vegetables that you roast.

Keep the juices from the meats and vegetables that you roast.
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