Best "on the cheap" kitchen cheats?

What are your best shortcuts or money savers in the kitchen?

I cook a TON of Asian, and buy beef or pork (which ever is the cheaper on sale at my local Korean market) pre-marinated, which saves my staples (soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar) from being discarded as marinades AND makes it quicker to toss the meat into the pan -- dinner in 5 mins.

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