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New Nostalgia: My Favorite Way To Cut An Orange

NEW BAKING TRICK: When you need softened butter - grate the butter while it is still hard, then mix with other ingredients as normal. It will soften quickly and perfectly and give an even dispersal of butter throughout the dough.

Spray leftover guacamole with cooking spray before putting it back in the fridge and lots of other tips to make food last longer!

25 mind-blowing food prep techniques to save you time & frustration

The absolute fastest way to peel a whole head of garlic and in under 30 seconds!!! Oh and with no fancy gadgets or even a knife! It's basically like performing a magic trick in your kitchen. Your gonna have more cloves of garlic then you'll even know what to do with! Enjoy!!!

How to keep apples from turning brown after slicing them for a party or snack... no lemon juice! I DO THIS ALL THE TIME - ITS MAGIC!

How to Quickly Defrost Meat: Our FDA-approved test kitchen trick defrosts meat in minutes (and doesn't involve the microwave). ~America's Test Kitchen

To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes, and other useful kitchen tips

need to try this! Never shuck corn again. Cut an inch off the wide end and the corn slips right out...no silks!

Make your own pie dough and pass on the store-bought stuff with this foolproof recipe. The milk adds a little more fat and makes rolling out the dough much simpler. From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

Cake Cooling Tip: When cooling cake layers, place bread slices on top to keep the cake layers soft and moist while the bread becomes hard as a rock -- What a fun fact!!! My mom told me it keeps it from cracking in the middle too!

A Pinner said: one of the most useful things I learned in culinary school was how to cut melon...repinning for those people who still don't know how!

My head is about to explode from all the awesome.

How to feed a family of 6 on $200 a month, with example menus, shopping lists and amount spent on each item.

These are the foods that should be bought organic if you can, because they are highest in chemicals & pesticides!

One gallon of milk will yield about 1 pound of cheese. (I paid $2.39 for the milk, so 1 pound of fresh mozzarella was less than $2.50). Homemade Mozzarella Cheese is one of the easiest cheeses to make, it only takes 30 minutes and the taste can't be beat!

another pinner said: "my mom does this-Cleaning fruit - fill sink with water, add 1 C. vinegar, mix. Add all fruit and soak for 10 minutes. Water will be dirty and fruit will sparkle with no wax or dirty film. Great for Berries too--keeps them from molding. I do this with strawberries and they last for weeks!"