Here are some food tips collected recently by the Arizona Republic in Phoenix:

If you hate to chop onions but don't mind slicing them, or if you have leftover sliced onions from that hamburger cookout, put those onions in double Ziploc bags. Freeze them, take them from the freezer and hit that bag of frozen onion slices with a meat mallet or rolling pin. You'll have nice chopped onions, no tears, no mess.Spray a pan with PAM or non-stick cooking spray before cooking items that will boil over in water, such as pasta. This prevents them from boiling over.