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    21 Really, Really Great Food Hacks From Instagram

    Prep faster and waste less.

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    1. Place your unused avocado in water to prevent it from quickly going bad and turning brown.

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    2. Put a wooden utensil on top of whatever you're boiling to prevent it from spilling over.

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    It really works!

    3. Use an ice cube tray + water to store your herbs if they're about to go bad.

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    It's also a great way to spice up a cocktail!

    4. Cooking lots of quesadillas? Place four on a baking tray and cook them in an oven instead of individually on a stovetop skillet.

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    5. You can also cook two pizzas at once by placing them on one baking tray if you cut them in half.

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    6. Wrapping the tops of your bananas in plastic wrap is a good way of preventing them from browning too quickly.

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    7. Putting a paper towel in with your lettuce soaks up the moisture so that it will stay crisp for a longer period of time.

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    8. Serving food outdoors? Prevent bugs from jumping into your meal by covering serving bowls with shower caps. You can also use them more than once, unlike plastic wrap.

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    9. Cut your watermelon into strips and use a stick to make it easier to eat.

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    10. Use two plates to quickly slice multiple tomatoes.

    11. Scoop your mango with a glass as an easier method of peeling.

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    12. Use this handy chart to figure out what onion would be best for what you want to make.

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    13. You can grill corn without pre-shucking it by soaking it for an hour or two.

    14. Use an empty water bottle to separate egg yolks from egg whites.

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    15. Also, an empty ketchup bottle makes a great pancake mix dispenser.

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    16. Use a waffle maker as a faster alternative for cooking up bacon.

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    17. If your butter is too hard to serve or spread, place a warm glass on it. The butter will soften in a minute or two.

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    See the whole hack here.

    18. A cookie tray makes a fantastic milk holder if your cups are too small.

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    19. Put your carton of ice cream in a ziplock bag before placing it back in the freezer for soft scoops every time.

    20. Use a straw as an easy way to remove the tops from strawberries.

    21. And finally, make the perfect ice cream sandwich with this clever trick.

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