Cooking isn’t all about ease—sometimes, it’s the hardest, most labor-intensive dishes that turn out to be the most satisfying to make. But arming yourself with little time-savers—a better way to peel garlic or cut cherry tomatoes, for example—will make you much more efficient in your cooking ops. And there are plenty of fun party tricks that you can pull out to impress your guests, like making Coke slushies in your freezer or creating a delicious dessert out of one ingredient. Here are our 25 favorite cooking hacks and kitchen hacks—learn ’em all and you’ll be unstoppable.