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    To keep lettuce from getting soggy, put a paper towel in the container before refrigerating.

    When cooking on the stovetop, set a wooden spoon across the top of a pot to prevent the liquid from boiling over.

    Put a thumbprint in the center of your burger patties to keep your burger flat, not round.

    To keep halved avocadoes from browning, place a thin slice of lemon or lime over the cut side of the avocado.

    Give those plastic Easter eggs a year-round use (and save on sandwich bags) by filling them with snacks like crackers or Cheerios and pack them in your child’s lunch.

    Looking for a mess-free way to dye Easter eggs this year? Look no further than your whisk! Carefully place a hardboiled egg into the whisk and dip it into any color dye you choose. This will prevent your fingers from getting stained.

    If you’d like to make a large batch of hardboiled eggs, load the eggs into a muffin pan and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 325 degrees. When finished, place them into cold water for about 30 minutes until they cool all the way through.

    Need to water plants but you don’t have a watering can? Take an empty milk carton and poke holes in the lid. Voila!

    Use a sheet of bubble wrap to protect fruit and vegetables from bumps and bruises. Cut a piece to fit in the bottom of your refrigerator drawer as a pillow for your produce. No more squished squashes or mushy mangoes!

    If you have trouble opening tight lids, wrap a rubber band or a mouse pad around it to give yourself some extra oomph.

    Use a contact lens case or an old Tic Tac container as a holder for salt, pepper and spices when traveling or camping.

    Looking for an easier way to peel garlic? Place cloves in a bowl, cover with another bowl to form a sphere, and shake. The peels will flake right off.

    Easily remove coffee/tea stains from the insides of cups by rubbing with a salted citrus peel.

    Placing ice cubes and some citrus peels in the garbage disposal will help get rid of grease and grime, and even add a little citrus scent to your kitchen.

    Cut ground beef into pieces before freezing to make defrosting smaller quantities much easier.

    If you’re having trouble getting baked-on food off of a glass pan or an oven rack, use dishwashing liquid and a ball of aluminum foil in place of a steel-wool soap pad. It's an easy way to recycle those small but perfectly good pieces of aluminum foil that you don’t want to throw out.

    Wondering if that baking soda in your cabinet is still good? Test it by adding a teaspoon-full to ½ cup of hot water. If it doesn’t bubble, it’s time to throw it out.

    Tomatoes will turn mealy and flavorless if refrigerated. Keep at room temperature to ripen and only store cut tomatoes in the fridge.

    Bake grilled cheese sandwiches between two baking sheets in the oven. The bread turns out very crispy, the inside is gooey, and you can make a lot of them at the same time!

    To prevent cake batter from splattering everywhere while mixing, poke two small holes in a paper plate and insert your beaters through the paper plate into your mixer, creating a cover for the bowl while mixing.

    Never shuck corn again: Cut an inch off the wide end and the corn slips right out- no silks!

    If you turn a pineapple upside down (set it on its leaves), it will ripen more evenly and quickly.

    To help extend the life of celery, place it in a shallow cup or bowl of water on the counter or in the refrigerator.

    Set a wine or margarita glass in the middle of a large serving bowl full of chips, and fill the glass with a dip of your choice to create an instant chip and dip set.

    For hard boiled eggs that are easy to peel, add a teaspoon of baking soda to the water when you boil.