Peel garlic the fuss-free way
Remove all cloves from the bulb, then whack each clove with the side of a chef’s knife. The skin will fall right off.
Check if eggs are still incredibly edible
Gently place raw eggs in a bowl of cold water to see if they’ve gone bad. If the egg sinks to the bottom, it’s a-OK. If it floats, it has seen better days. Over time, the liquid inside eggs evaporates through the porous shell, leaving a gas bubble inside. The more it floats, the older it is.
Cut oil use in half
Any baking recipe that calls for oil, only use half and make up the other half with unsweetened applesauce. So if the directions called for a cup of oil, you would use half a cup of oil and half a cup of applesauce.
Ditch the potato peeler
Boil potatoes with the skin then soak them in an ice bath. The skin will easily separate from the potato, making it easy to pull off.