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Save Time and Effort at Dinnertime With These Quick and Easy Cooking Tips

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You know the feeling: It's all languid brunches and indulgent dinners during the weekend, but when Monday rolls around, all hell breaks loose. Keep the chaos at bay with these quick and easy cooking tips for speeding up weeknight dinners—and making them more delicious too.

You can minimize effort and maximize taste by pre-chopping veggies, subbing stock for water, using no-boil noodles and keeping your pantry stocked with essentials. And when you're preparing one recipe, why not make extras from an element of that dish—like a sauce or salsa—and use it creatively in other dishes throughout the week? That's a shortcut we learned from Brian Boitano!

Click through for these and more easy cooking ideas.

 

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