Now that you know this nifty trick for measuring out serving sizes of spaghetti with a utensil that's already in your kitchen, you don't need to purchase any extraneous tools, like the spaghetti measuring gizmo above (although it does look pretty cool).
Here's another cooking hack that can up your pasta game. Place a wooden spoon across your pot to prevent the water from boiling over. A dry wooden spoon keeps the water bubbles and foam at bay, so you will have less mess to clean up after you enjoy your pasta.
Wilted, soggy salad greens are the worst. Fortunately, there is an easy trick to prevent your greens from going bad too fast. Simply place your salad greens in a bag, blow into the bag then secure it tightly with a knot or a twist tie. Apparently, the CO2 in your breath helps extend the life of your greens.
There are few things more frustrating than trying to untangle sticky plastic wrap. Fortunately, there is a solution! Keeping your plastic wrap in the refrigerator will make it easier to roll out and will also prevent the dreaded tangle.
Avocados are like produce gold, which is why it's just short of devastating when one goes bad. You can avoid this, though, by removing the stem of the avocado and checking the color for ripeness. Bright green means you're good to go!
It's a well-known fact that if you chop up some garlic, your hands will smell like the pungent bulb for days, no matter how many times you scrub your hands with soap. Fortunately, there's a simpler way to rid your skin of cooking smells, such as onion and garlic juice. Simply wash your hands with a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice.