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The Fastest Way to Ripen a Rock-Hard Avocado

PureWow | Posted 01.18.2016 | Taste

Damn, an avocado with salt is awesome. Too bad the one you were hoping to eat is still totally under-ripe. Here, a speedy trick to help it ripen faste...

Why You Should Be Microwaving Lemons

PureWow | Posted 01.15.2016 | Taste

If you're anything like us, it takes you about four lemons just to get the stupid half cup of juice your marinade calls for. Here's an easier way to g...

I Tested and Ranked the Best Ways to Cut Onions Without Crying

Thrillist | Posted 01.12.2016 | Taste

By: Wil Fulton @wilfulton Credit: Shutterstock You know that feeling when you finish watching First Wives Club and your girlfriend walks in o...

Holiday Kitchen Hacks: Carve Out Meal Prep Stress

Katie Cavuto MS RD | Posted 12.01.2015 | Taste
Katie Cavuto MS RD

With the holidays quickly approaching, the stress of getting your holiday meal on the table may be starting to build. Thankfully, there is still time to plan, prep and -- more importantly -- simplify your time spent in the kitchen. Here are 10 timesaving holiday food hacks that will minimize the craze and leave you feeling like a kitchen whiz!

6 Genius Tricks That Will Make Thanksgiving a Total Breeze

PureWow | Posted 11.24.2015 | Taste

Everything's going to be all right. See these six genius tricks that will make Thanksgiving a total breeze. Related: 6 Brussels Sprouts Recipes That...

5 Genius Fashion Hacks Using Stuff You Have In Your Kitchen

Glamour | Posted 11.18.2015 | Style

By Sophia Chabbott, Glamour (Photo: Cathy Crawford) We love a good hack, but a fashion hack using stuff from your kitchen? We're all over that. Sup...

The Most Overpriced Items On The Menu, According To Chefs

Thrillist | Posted 11.13.2015 | Taste

Spaghetti and meatballs. The wedge salad. A bottle of wine. You don't have to be a well-heeled foodie to know that you're overpaying for certain items on a restaurant's menu -- you just need to have bought groceries. Like once, ever.

You've Been Eating Bananas All Wrong

PureWow | Posted 11.10.2015 | Taste

We thought banana peels were good for two things: protecting bananas and serving as comedic props. That was until we heard that not only is it safe to eat banana peels; it's also advisable. Huh. Here's the deal.

The Surprisingly Delicious Thing You Should Be Doing With Spoiled Milk | Posted 10.30.2015 | Taste

Here's a secret the food-safety police don't want you to know: You don't have to dump that half-carton of milk down the drain just because it's past its sell-by date. Because even though you've been told that milk that's even a day old will almost certainly kill you, it almost certainly won't.

No Butter? No Problem. Every Baking Substitute You Could Ever Need.

Thrillist | Posted 10.30.2015 | Taste

You're halfway through a brownie recipe when you realize you have no eggs, and the grocery store is closed. You could go ask next door, but it's late, and you're already in your pajamas, and at that moment, an abandoned recipe is 100% preferable to a real life interpersonal interaction.

5 Foods You Can Cook In Your Dishwasher

PureWow | Posted 10.20.2015 | Taste

If there's one thing we love, it's efficiency -- so a whole meal we can cook in the dishwasher while getting the goo off our cereal bowls? Done. Here, five recipes that come together right inside your handiest appliance.

8 Essential Beer Hacks You Need To Know Immediately

Foodbeast | Posted 10.01.2015 | Taste

You know what's cool? A good lifehack. Even cooler? A good beer. Fuse these together and you're unstoppable. That's why we've rounded up the all-around BEST solutions for any and every beer-mergency. Thank us later.

Holy Shiitake! Mushroom Bacon Is Real

PureWow | Posted 10.19.2015 | Taste

We love bacon. We love it wrapped around eggs and we even love it on doughnuts. What if you could replicate that same delicious taste with shiitake mushrooms? Turns out, you can, and the results rival the real deal.

The Best Pillsbury Hacks You Can Make Right Now

Thrillist | Posted 09.29.2015 | Taste

By: Perry Santanachote Credit: Drew Swantak/Thrillist Pillsbury doughs are the Sorcerer's Stone for lazy cooks: they won't make you live forever, b...

7 Foods to Make in Your Coffeepot

PureWow | Posted 11.10.2015 | Taste

On National Coffee Day, we make Ramen. In a coffeepot. Here, seven "recipes," for the next time you're hungry in a hotel room. Related: 23 Food You...

A Simple Trick For Keeping Bananas Riper, Longer

PureWow | Posted 11.10.2015 | Taste

Ten bananas for $1.50 sounds like such a good idea... until it's four days later and you've eaten one. Here's a quick trick for keeping your favorite fruit yellow longer.

9 Chipotle Hacks That Are Basically Life Hacks, TBH

The Huffington Post | Daniel Carlin | Posted 09.16.2015 | Taste

Chipotle may be a spiritual experience but it can come at an expense. Let us help you get what you deserve.  1. Get 92% more beans for...

You'll Never Guess Where You Should Be Storing Your Onions

PureWow | Posted 09.16.2015 | HuffPost Home

Got more onions than one could reasonably use in an evening? Don't want to waste them? Turns out you should be storing them in a pair of panty hose, w...

Freeze! Here's How to Keep Summer Fruits Good Through Winter

Glamour | Posted 08.14.2015 | Taste

By Jillian Kramer, Glamour Photo: Romulo A. Yanes If, like us, you've been spending every weekend at the farmers' market, stocking up on berries, p...

10 Best Fruit Cutting Hacks Because Life Is Hard

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 08.13.2015 | Taste

We owe a lot to many of our ancestors, but whoever discovered how to cut a watermelon and bag it in thirty seconds was a real pioneer. We don't k...

5 Snacks You Can Make Only Using a Microwave or Freezer

Spoon University | Posted 08.13.2015 | Taste
Spoon University

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9 Food Hacks That'll Make Your Life Exponentially Better

Spoon University | Posted 07.30.2015 | Taste
Spoon University

Let us spare your precious time by avoiding the mindless searching. Here are some food hacks that are a combination of weird and brilliant.

The Easiest Way To Seed A Chile Pepper

Food52 | Posted 07.30.2015 | Taste

Most techniques for removing the seeds from peppers instruct you to slice the chile in half lengthwise, then use a paring knife to remove the seeds and ribs. But, while shadowing in the kitchen of Dirt Candy, I learned an easier way. It's quicker and less risky.

12 Game-Changing Baking Hacks

Thrillist | Posted 07.22.2015 | Taste

Give some of these a go next time you try your hand at baking. You'll look like a pro -- or at least fake one real well.

How To Revive Stale Bread | Posted 06.30.2015 | Taste

It's almost like bread is a perfect food. That is, until it gets stale.