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Gretchen Rossi Just Shared This Genius Cooking Hack You Never Knew You Needed

How have we never heard this one before?

Gretchen Rossi doesn't only know how to make the most delicious, cozy pasta dish ever — she also knows how to prevent a common kitchen mishap. During a recent, impromptu cooking show on Instagram Stories, The Real Housewives of Orange County alum shared the simplest trick for preventing a pot from boiling over. And all you'll need to do it is a wooden spoon. 

After dumping her butternut-squash ravioli into a pot of boiling water, Gretchen perched a wooden spoon over the top of the cooking vessel. She explained that the technique stops the water from boiling over the edge. Huh! Who knew?

We've covered a ton of the best cooking hacks before — but this one's brand new to us. (You?)

To get the most of this quick tip, keep scrolling and study Gretchen's expert spoon placement: 

  Photo: @gretchenrossi/Instagram Stories 

We're so curious to see if this works! In fact, it's a perfect excuse to make some ravioli tonight... as if we ever need an excuse. 

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