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Kitchen HACK: How To Ripen Fruit Fast

Because nothing's worse than biting into a flavorless rock.

Are you desperately in need of ripe fruit?

Simply place the unripe fruit in a paper bag along with an apple and a banana (or several if you've got them on hand!) and close the bag. Apples and bananas release ethylene, a gas that makes other fruits ripen faster... How cool is that?

Looking for more genius kitchen hacks? Here's 99 more, after the jump!

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VIDEO: Chicken Quesadillas

These quick and easy chicken quesadillas are the perfect, last-minute family dinner!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Cheddar
  • Salt, to taste

METHOD:

  1. Put shredded chicken breast, tomato sauce, chives, and mexican spice mix in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Lay out the tortillas. Place a slice of cheddar in the center, and cover with the chicken mix.
  3. Fold up tortillas, and heat in a frying pan until golden.
  4. Enjoy!

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