10 Kitchen Hacks That Will Save You Time & Money (PHOTOS)

Frustrated by brown sugar that seems to harden hours after you get it home from the grocery store? You're not alone. Watching the clock tick the precious minutes of your life away while you wait for butter to soften? So not necessary. Even if you're a domestic diva, you probably wish some of the things you have to do in the kitchen in order to make a great meal possible weren't such a drag on your time. I mean, peeling garlic? Boooring.

But there are ways you can fly through some of the more tedious cooking duties in order to get to the really fun part -- you know, where you can decorate lots of baked goodies just to have an excuse to lick frosting off a knife. Familiarize yourself with a few good kitchen hacks and use them.

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