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10 Tiny Tricks That'll Make You A Culinary Wizard

Cooking can be easy if you know what to do! Use these tricks to help you make the tastiest food ever. And if you still need something extra, don't forget to add MIRACLE WHIP Dressing! It's a quick and easy way to make meals awesome.

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1. Peel garlic quickly by pressing down on it with a knife. It should come off really easily after that.

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2. Hold water in your mouth while cutting onions. It'll prevent your eyes from tearing up!

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The water in your mouth stops the onion "cry gasses" from reaching your eyes.

3. And to perfectly dice onions, grid your onion to get uniform cuts.

Slice the onion in half, then slice the onion across, but leave a little room on the bottom so it all stays connected. Then rotate the onion so you can finish cutting in a grid fashion.

4. Easily dice avocados for guacamole with a potato masher.

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5. Thicken a chili with a tablespoon or two of peanut butter.

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It'll give your chili a nice nutty flavor.

6. Cut a bunch of grape tomatoes with the help of two plates.

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Take some grape tomatoes and place them in between the bottoms of two plates. Hold the top plate in place as you slice through all of the tomatoes. And there you have it!

7. Separate egg yolks and whites with a water bottle.

Slowly squeeze the bottle over the egg yolk. When you unsqueeze the bottle, the yolk will be sucked in, and you can deposit it onto another plate.

8. Take a frozen pizza to the next level by adding olive oil and fresh pepper on top.

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9. When making pasta, save some of the pasta water to add to the sauce. It helps loosen up the sauce and keep in all the good flavors.

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10. If you added a little too much bite to your salad dressing, add honey to bring the sharpness down a notch.

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Want a super-moist and delicious chocolate cake? The trick is adding MIRACLE WHIP!

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