Hack your microwave!
This is so obviously not obvious, it toes the line between stupid and brilliant -- much like I do. To microwave two bowls at the same time, place one atop a cup. Rejoice with your two newly smoking-hot bowls.
Use your knife right
To avoid cuts and slip-ups that obviously require immediate attention, and thus, time, "Always cut away from the body, put your hand in kind of a claw-like shape, and always keep the knife flush against your knuckles," Steudle said. "Put a wet towel under your cooking board so it doesn't slide around, and square off the bottom of round fruits and veggies so it lays still, and flat," said Glover.