Dinner Quick: 20 Time-Saving Tips and Shortcuts

Dinner Quick: 20 Time-Saving Tips and Shortcuts

Emma Christensen
Dec 30, 2010

In an ideal world, we would all have plenty of time to carefully trim every green bean and pick each leaf of thyme off the stem individually. In reality, we could all use a few time-saving tips and shortcuts to help move things along a little faster. From a quick way to mince garlic to great ideas for improving store-bought broth, we have lots of ideas to make your dinners come together more quickly.

• 1 Tip: A Faster, Easier Way to Chop Fresh Herbs
• 2 Top Ten Ways to Use Your Food Processor
• 3 Quick and Easy Shortcut: Mince Garlic with a Fork
• 4 Quick Tip: How to Quickly Trim a Big Pile of Beans
• 5 How to Core Apples or Pears Quickly and Easily

• 6 How to Quick-Roast Vegetables Under the Broiler
• 7 Easy Baking Tip: How to Quickly Warm Eggs
• 8 How to Quickly Chill Wines with Salt
• 9 Chill Soups Quickly: Cooling Ice Paddles
• 10 How to Roast Several Peppers at Once
• 11 Five (More) Ways to Doctor Up Tomato Sauce
• 12 Citrus Tips: Get the Most Juice From Limes and Lemons
• 13 The Fastest Way to Cool a Hot Beverage
• 14 Speedy Fresh Herb Trick: Skin the Leaves Off the Stems
• 15 Tip: Bake Pumpkins and Squash Before You Split Them Open
• 16 Absolutely Brilliant Idea: Roast Grocery Vegetable Platters
• 17 Quick Tip: Keep One Hand Meat-Free
• 18 Kitchen Shortcuts: Ways to Improve Store-Bought Broth
• 19 Quick Tip: Add Whole Stems of Thyme to Soups
• 20 Quick Tip: How to Wash a Big Load of Greens

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