18 Time Saving Kitchen Tips & Super Fast Recipes

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Whew.  The past few weeks have been a whirlwind.

Kids activities, church stuff and the election – and being sick on and off.

I have found myself worn out and needing to cut corners everywhere.

It seems a lot of us are “feeling the time crunch” as well — so I thought I'd put together a quick post with some of my favorite time-saving kitchen tips and fast recipe to help you all out.

Everyone knows that cooking the whole foods way can take a lot of time.

But over the years I have come up with some techniques that have saved time and sanity.

I still feel too frazzled a little too often, but these ideas take the edge of the “frazz” a bit.

(But if you decide to drop by my house unannounced, just know it is nowhere near pristine, OK :-))

Here we go – from my busy kitchen to yours…..

 9 Time Saving Kitchen Tips

Useful Techniques for Bulk Baking

Saving Time by Baking in Bulk, Freezer Cooking

Time and Money Saving Pasta Cooking Tip

Save Time Cooking Pasta


 The Easiest Way to Peel Garlic

Garlic Garlic


Save Time with Measuring Cups and Spoons

Save Time in the Kitchen


Saving Time with a Dehydrator

 Excalibur Dehydrator

 Take Pressure off with a Pressure Cooker

Save Time Soaking Beans with Pressure Cooker


The Easiest Way to Preserve Herbs

How to Store/Freeze Herbs

The Easiest Way to Preserve Tomatoes

Can Tomatoes or Freeze Tomatoes

The Easiest Way to Freeze and Store Berries


And now, for some super quick meal ideas

to help get something healthy and yummy on the table in no time flat!

Easy Baked Chicken Nuggets

Easy Chicken Recipe

Fast and Yummy Bean Dip
This really tastes great!  I've served it to many folks and almost always get a request for the recipe!


Super Fast Meal Ideas Galore with  Gluten Free Chili Mac

Gluten Free Chili Mac


Kid-Friendly Indian Lentils (ready in as little as 9 minutes!)

Indian Lentil Curry Pressure Cooker

Super Quick “Clean out the Fridge” Pasta

Recipe for Pasta

With all these tips, it's hard for me to completely understand how I still feel way too busy.  I think our world is just moving much too fast – and there are just too many things that I am passionate about.

But I am also passionate about needing to slow down and rest more.  Are you with me?

Well, I've got to get going now.  Hope these ideas help you move a little quicker in the kitchen so you can have more time for the “other things in life”.

Do you have a time-saving tip or great quick recipe to share?  Please do so in the comments!

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  1. This is a great round up of hints and tips, and I love the recipes too. This post is an excellent resource – thank you for sharing it!

  2. What a wonderful collection of ideas!

  3. Awesome ideas. I’m definitely sharing this. Thank you!

  4. Hi, Adrienne! I’m sorry I haven’t been in touch lately, but we’ve been fighting flu and walking pneumonia! This line-up of dishes look amazing! Thank you for sharing this and the tips on Deep Roots At Home! I may just have to make two of the recipes! Blessings!

  5. Thanks for the tips! I look forward to reading the ones I haven’t seen before.

    One of my favorite time-savers is chopping a lot of a vegetable (or grating cheese) when I got it fresh at a good price and can spare a little time, using some of it in a meal, and freezing the rest in bags of 1 or 2 cups to use in later meals. Here are some details on freezing small portions. It’s really convenient to have the freezer stocked with things that are ready to thaw for easy use–and for some recipes, you don’t even have to thaw first!

  6. Love these tips, Adrienne. Hope things have slowed down for you, too!

  7. Great Post Adrienne. I just love all the ideas here. Time seems to be the biggest stumbling block for a lot of people.