Like duh kitchen tips..

I was rinsing spaghetti under cold water last night and thought, how come it took me almost 10 years of doing it wrong before I figured out that rinsing it after cooking makes the strands nice and 'unsticky'...

What about you guys, what are the most 'duh, so obvious!!' cooking tips that you've figured out only later in life? Maybe through trial and error, or a tip from someone or a cooking show?

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