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35 SUPER-Clever Food Hacks That Will Change Your Life (via BuzzFeed.com)

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1. Remove avocado stems to gauge its ripeness.

Remove avocado stems to gauge its ripeness.

<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_3893" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 2.Wrap the top of your bananas with plastic wrap and they’ll last four to five days longer.
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Wrap the top of your bananas with plastic wrap and they'll last four to five days longer.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_8463" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 3. Know how to use your coconuts.</h2>
Know how to use your coconuts.

Coconuts can be used for everything from shaving to washing your hair.

<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_10330" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 4. Cup bacon and eggs together for convenient breakfast bites.</h2>
Cup bacon and eggs together for convenient breakfast bites.

If you love bacon and eggs for breakfast, try out this little hack for bite-size portions.

<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_10343" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 5. Yogurt makes a healthy substitute for nearly anything.</h2>
Yogurt makes a healthy substitute for nearly anything.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_10354" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 6. Freeze red and white wine before cooking.</h2>
Freeze red and white wine before cooking.

This way when a recipe calls for either, you will always have the wine available. Just drop a cube in and cook.

<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_8846" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 7. Use dental floss to cut soft bread and cheese.</h2>
Use dental floss to cut soft bread and cheese.

Cutting soft foods with dental floss will prevent them from becoming flat.

<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_9898" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 8. Crack eggshells for trippy dye patterns.</h2>
Crack eggshells for trippy dye patterns.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_8374" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 9. To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.</h2>
To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_9917" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 10. Bake eggs instead of boiling them.</h2>
Bake eggs instead of boiling them.

Alton Brown Method of Hard-Cooking Eggs: 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Baked eggs are better because they are less sulfurous (smelly) and the texture of the finished eggs is creamier.

<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_9946" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 11. But if you must boil, follow this guide:</h2>
But if you must boil, follow this guide:
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_8347" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 12. Toast two slices of bread together for the perfect sandwich.</h2>
Toast two slices of bread together for the perfect sandwich.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_5080" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 13. Making the perfect ice cream sandwich:</h2>
Making the perfect ice cream sandwich:

<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_5062" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 14. Pair these wines and cheeses together.</h2>
Pair these wines and cheeses together.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_9988" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 15. Make the perfect loaded potato.</h2>
Make the perfect loaded potato.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_4991" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 16. How to make super easy sugar cookie bowls.</h2>
How to make super easy sugar cookie bowls.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_10022" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 17. Keep cakes moist by placing a piece of bread on top overnight.</h2>
Keep cakes moist by placing a piece of bread on top overnight.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_10035" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 18. Avoid messy hands while eating popsicles.</h2>
Avoid messy hands while eating popsicles.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_10049" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 19. If you put a thumbprint in the middle of your burger it will cook flat, not round.</h2>
If you put a thumbprint in the middle of your burger it will cook flat, not round.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_10055" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 20. Lather a moat of PB around the J for a drip-free PB&J sandwich.</h2>
Lather a moat of PB around the J for a drip-free PB&J sandwich.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_4979" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 21. Determine serving size with your hand.</h2>
Determine serving size with your hand.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_4795" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 22. Make dried fruits in your oven.</h2>
Make dried fruits in your oven.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_4781" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 23. Put wooden spoon over a boiling pot to prevent spill overs.</h2>
Put wooden spoon over a boiling pot to prevent spill overs.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_10117" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 24. How to make a bacon taco bowl:</h2>
How to make a bacon taco bowl:
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_10139" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 25. Make a brick oven at home for $5.</h2>
Make a brick oven at home for $5.

<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_4752" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 26. Keep your avocados green longer with the help of lemon.</h2>
Keep your avocados green longer with the help of lemon.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_10158" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 27. Use a paper towel to keep your salad fresh and avoid sogginess.</h2>
Use a paper towel to keep your salad fresh and avoid sogginess.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_4738" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 28. Bake tortillas to make your own crispy taco shells.</h2>
Bake tortillas to make your own crispy taco shells.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_4728" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 29. Section off your beef before freezing to have portion-sized patties after.</h2>
Section off your beef before freezing to have portion-sized patties after.
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_10196" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 30. The ultimate freezer guide:</h2>
The ultimate freezer guide:
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_4715" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 31. Cookies ‘n’ cream coffee with Oreos:</h2>
Cookies 'n' cream coffee with Oreos:
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_10239" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 32. How to make salad in a jar for lunch:</h2>
How to make salad in a jar for lunch:
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_10253" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 33. Pizza eggs! (Or what to do with leftover pizza)</h2>
Pizza eggs! (Or what to do with leftover pizza)
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_4700" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 34. The budget Big Mac</h2>
The budget Big Mac
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_10287" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> 35. Brew tea with these time guides:</h2>
<h2 id="yui_3_16_0_1_1419990741057_10287" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: 28px; color: #121212; background: transparent;"> Brew tea with these time guides:</h2>
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Re: 35 SUPER-Clever Food Hacks That Will Change Your Life (via BuzzFeed.com)

Sorry for the extra stuff... wasn't there before it was QVC-ified.

I bolded the 1st and 35th hacks (tips) to show you where each one is.

HTH

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Re: 35 SUPER-Clever Food Hacks That Will Change Your Life (via BuzzFeed.com)

There are some ingenious ideas there! Thanks for sharing! Poodlepet2
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Re: 35 SUPER-Clever Food Hacks That Will Change Your Life (via BuzzFeed.com)

This is awesome groovy! Thank you!

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Re: 35 SUPER-Clever Food Hacks That Will Change Your Life (via BuzzFeed.com)

Thanks for sharing. I like the bacon and eggs cup. The thumbprint in beef patty. Baking eggs. Ice cream cookie sandwich. Some of them I have done lemon or lime in avocado (I use lime).
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Re: 35 SUPER-Clever Food Hacks That Will Change Your Life (via BuzzFeed.com)

Love the baked potato one, I am going to try that. Should make a nice dinner.