Food·Posted on Jul 18, 201917 Little Food And Drink Hacks You Should Know By NowPerfect for summer.by Melissa JamesonBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Store salad greens with a paper towel to make them last longer in the fridge. Melissa Harrison / BuzzFeed The paper towels absorb excess moisture over time, which keeps the greens drier longer — and extends their shelf-life.Read more: We Tested Pinterest Cooking Hacks And Here's Which Ones Worked 2. Use egg cartons to tote around fruit that bruises easily. Flickr: bochalla Great for transport to picnics or potlucks. 3. Blend rum, pineapple chunks, and coconut milk for the easiest piña coladas ever. Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed If you use frozen pineapple chunks, you won't have to dilute the drink with as much (or any) ice.Read more: I Tried 11 Summer Entertaining Hacks, And Here's What Actually Worked 4. To avoid a drippy mess with little kids, cut watermelon into sticks instead of slices. mamasaywhat.com Fewer drips, less waste, and much easier for tiny hands to pick up and eat.Read more: The Best Way To Cut A Watermelon Into Kid-Friendly Slices 5. Chill a bottle of wine ASAP by wrapping it in a wet dish towel (or paper towel) and sticking it in the freezer. Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed The entire bottle will cool down in 10 minutes or less. Read more: I Tried A Bunch Of Boozy Party Hacks And Found The Legit Ones 6. The same trick also works for quickly cooling down beer: Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed Or any bottled drinks, really. Just don't forget about it in the freezer! 7. Before a party, pre-scoop ice cream for easier serving later. Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed Just scoop the ice cream into cupcake liners — then freeze the entire tin. When it's time to serve, pop them right out into a bowl or cone. 8. Cover guacamole with a thin layer of pico de gallo to keep it from browning until it's time to eat and serve. twopeasandtheirpod.com When it's time, just scoop up and eat the pico de gallo (or mix it in fully) and you're left with perfectly green guac underneath. 9. Use cupcake liners to keep dripping ice pops in check. onegoodthingbyjillee.com For less waste, use silicone ones.Read more: Creative Uses for Paper, Foil & Silicone Liners 10. Or drape them over open drinks to keep bugs out. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com BE(E) GONE, BUGS. 11. Make two-ingredient soft serve with frozen bananas + Nutella. Melissa Harrison / BuzzFeed Not a Nutella fan? Mix in any other add-ins — like caramel, strawberries, or peanut butter.More: These Easy and Inexpensive Nutella Desserts Are All You Need In Life 12. For naturally sweeter lemonade, roast halved lemons in the oven before juicing them. Flickr: sugarhiccuphiccup Roasting them draws out their natural sugars and tones down their tartness. Depending on your taste, you might not need as much sweetener later — or any.Read more: How To Make Oven-Roasted Lemonade 13. And when hand-juicing lemons or limes, remember to cut the bottom off, then put it in facing up. Twitter: @FreddyAmazin You'll supposedly get more juice this way. (TBH, I've always done it the *other* way, but apparently more of you say do this^ — so I stand corrected! 😎)Read more: We've All Been Using Lemon Juicers Wrong This Whole Damn Time 14. Spiralize hot dogs before you grill them for an even better end-product. Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed You'll maximize caramelization and crispy edges (aka: the best part!) — and you'll have more nooks and crannies for toppings.Read more: How to Spiral Cut A Hot Dog 15. And grill frozen fries (plus bacon + cheese) in foil for the world's greatest snack pack. tablespoon.com Bonus points for the easy cleanup.Read more: 21 Foil-Wrapped Recipes To Try This Summer 16. Use frozen fruit to chill wine without diluting it. Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed Berries and grapes are perfect for this. 17. And to keep beer ice cold (without actual ice), keep a stash of beer cubes. Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed Just know that beer won't freeze rock solid — it'll be more of a snow slushie deal. (But it still gets the job done!)Read more: I Tested A Bunch Of Popular Boozy Hacks (And Have Some Thoughts) ALSO! Here are a few hacks that aren't worth your time at all: 1. Lemon juice and cooking spray won't keep avocados from browning. Marie Telling / BuzzFeed All the more reason why we should never only eat *half* an avocado. 🤷♀️Read more: We Tested Pinterest Cooking Hacks And Here's Which Ones Worked 2. You won't be able to uncork a wine bottle with a pen. Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed And while we're at it, the shoe + wall trick doesn't work every time either.Read more: I Tried 6 No-Corkscrew Wine-Opening Hacks And Here's What Worked 3. Soaking gummy bears in vodka overnight won't (always) give you perfect results. Hannah Loewentheil / BuzzFeed If you refrigerate them overnight (as we did!), you'll get this huge blob the next morning.Read more: I Tested A Bunch Of Popular Boozy Hacks (And Have Some Thoughts) What's your best food or drink hack? Share in the comments!