Everyone has their own tips and tricks in the kitchen that help them get through a recipe faster or make cooking something a little easier. Here are just a few:
1. Garlic Press - so fabulous! Just put a garlic clove in (even with skin on) and just press it through the tiny holes. Does the mincing for you. Even when recipes call for sliced garlic I use the press. I mean really - who has time to slice skinny slivers of garlic??
2. Kitchen Scissors - they cut pizza, meat (raw or cooked), veggies, fruit, etc. So much easier than breaking out a knife and a cutting board - wouldn't you agree? One day, my best friend, N, was over at the house for pizza and couldn't believe I was cutting it with scissors. I couldn't believe she had never seen this done and I couldn't believe that she didn't have her own kitchen scissors! If you don't have these, you must get them!
3. Keurig Coffee Machine - I will be honest. I was against getting this. I used to brew a half a pot of coffee every morning. And if I didn't drink the coffee, I would either (a) throw it out or (b) put it in the fridge for the next day (because I am cheap). Then my husband bought me the Keurig for my birthday. And I fell in love. It is so easy to use. So easy to clean. Best. thing. ever.
4. Allrecipes.com - but you already knew this :)
What are your tools, tricks and tips?