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18 Easy Cooking Tricks That’ll Turn You Into a Master Chef

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I don’t know about you, but I believe cooking should be fun! The whole process can feel a bit magical — slicing up ingredients into the perfect size, letting them sizzle in a pot, adding in just the right amount of seasoning and spices, and smelling the mouth-watering aroma as it all comes together. Then you get to enjoy a (hopefully) tasty meal! What’s not to love about that? 

It doesn’t matter if you’re experimenting with new ingredients or whipping up a recipe for the whole family, it’s always nice when it doesn’t feel like just another chore on your to-do list. Even if you’re rolling your sleeves up to make something you’ve done a million times, there could be a trick you’ve been missing that makes it even easier — and more delicious. 

Luckily, there are plenty of tips out there that can help take all the frustration out of food prep. Whether it’s something one of our FIRST editors stumbled upon while cooking in their own kitchen or a newly-discovered bit of advice from a food pro, we’ve gathered up all the best advice we could get our hands on.

Take a look below to learn all the best cooking tips that will make your next recipe a breeze!

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