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21 Cooking Tips That Will Change Your Life

And save you lots of time. Time that you can spend eating!

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1. Use two bowls to cut corn off the cob without getting kernels everywhere.

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Wrap a small bowl in a paper towel (to keep it from slipping) and set upside-down inside a big bowl. A bundt pan works great for this too, if you have it.

3. Pre-soak pasta and it will cook in about 60 seconds.

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Sounds weird, but it works! Soak the pasta in water in a sealed bag for a couple hours or overnight. Then you can cook it super super fast in boiling water or just add it straight to a hot sauce in a pan and let it finish cooking there.

17. No need to peel potatoes before boiling them; the skin will just slide off once they're cooked.

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Transfer them to an ice bath when they're done cooking, then twist the peel off with your hands. This works best with Russet potatoes.