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Keep A Plastic Sandwich Bag On Your Hand While Cutting Chillies

If you cook with hot chillies often, you know that plastic gloves help keep your fingers from burning for hours afterwards. If you don’t have gloves, a plastic bag will do the trick instead.

Why The 'Organic' Label Doesn't Always Mean Your Food Is Healthier

When you see the word “organic” on your food, you assume it’s healthier and not made with scary chemicals. As this video explains, neither of those are totally safe assumptions.

Get Super Crispy Chicken Skin With Baking Powder

Nothing beats a juicy, oven-roasted chicken with crispy skin. With a little prep time, you can achieve perfect crispiness using salt and another common kitchen staple.

Make Tea Ice Cubes To Supercharge Your Smoothies

You can add a lot of flavour to drinks by using tea ice cubes in place of normal ice. Do the same for your breakfast or post-workout smoothies — most already call for ice, so using tea ice is an easy way to add extra flavour or a little special punch without adding more kilojoules or a ton of ingredients.

Make Ice Cubes Faster By Using Hot Water

Disaster strikes when you’re in the middle of a cocktail party and discover that, to your chagrin, you’ve forgotten to refill the ice tray. No worries, try this neat party trick: use hot water to quickly make some ice cubes.

Use Up Leftover Soup By Turning It Into A Sauce

If you’re tired of eating that huge batch of soup you made, or you’re just not sure what to do with the last dredges, grab your blender. You can turn it into a sauce that you can use with a bunch of other meals.

Calculate How Much Booze You Need At Your Party With These Drink Calculators

If you’re throwing a big party or a wedding, it can be tough to gauge how much booze to get. You can use this simple formula to help figure out your numbers, but if you’re serving more than one type of drink, try these party planning booze calculators.

Keep Leftovers And Ready-Made Meals In The Freezer Door So You Actually Eat Them

Frozen meals that you’ve made ahead of time, like leftovers or portioned-out containers of pasta, can be a life saver after a long day of work or for a microwavable lunch, but they can also get lost in your freezer. Here’s why you should store them in your freezer door.

Make Root Vegetables Last Longer By Removing The Tops

Keep your favourite root vegetables, like carrots or beets, fresh for longer by removing their leafy tops as soon as you get home from the store.

Five Ways To Extend The Life Of Five Major Household Appliances

You rely on your fridge, dishwasher, oven and laundry to work, and work well when you need them. The last thing you want is for them to fail, or cost you a ton of money to repair or replace. Here are five simple tips from US News Money to keep those appliances in good, working order for the long haul.

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