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17 Little Food And Drink Hacks You Should Know By Now

Perfect for summer.

1. Store salad greens with a paper towel to make them last longer in the fridge.

2. Use egg cartons to tote around fruit that bruises easily.

3. Blend rum, pineapple chunks, and coconut milk for the easiest piña coladas ever.

4. To avoid a drippy mess with little kids, cut watermelon into sticks instead of 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.

6. The same trick also works for quickly cooling down beer:

7. Before a party, pre-scoop ice cream for easier serving later.

8. Cover guacamole with a thin layer of pico de gallo to keep it from browning until it's time to eat and serve.

9. Use cupcake liners to keep dripping ice pops in check.

10. Or drape them over open drinks to keep bugs out.

11. Make two-ingredient soft serve with frozen bananas + Nutella.

12. For naturally sweeter lemonade, roast halved lemons in the oven before juicing them.

13. And when hand-juicing lemons or limes, remember to cut the bottom off, then put it in facing up.

14. Spiralize hot dogs before you grill them for an even better end-product.

15. And grill frozen fries (plus bacon + cheese) in foil for the world's greatest snack pack.

16. Use frozen fruit to chill wine without diluting it.

17. And to keep beer ice cold (without actual ice), keep a stash of beer cubes.

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.

2. You won't be able to uncork a wine bottle with a pen.

3. Soaking gummy bears in vodka overnight won't (always) give you perfect results.

What's your best food or drink hack? Share in the comments!