We're always on the lookout for small tips that make a big impact in the kitchen, the ones that save us time and money, solve a common cooking problem, or — let's be honest — are just really really awesome. The ingenious tips we couldn't wait to share this year include a simple method for keeping guacamole green, a surprising way to cook perfect bacon on the stove, and a you-won't-believe-it-until-you-try-it hack for using a mason jar on your blender.
From December 21 through January 3 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year. We'll also share guest posts, special holiday features, and a sparkling Winter Glam Cocktail Party, the final installment in our 2013 Gatherings from The Kitchn. Happy Holidays!