Peel garlic cloves easily and quickly by covering the clove with the concave side of a wooden spoon and pressing down hard. The cup of the spoon prevents the garlic clove from shooting out across the work surface.
After draining the hot water from the pot used to cook the eggs, shake the pot back and forth to crack the shells. Add enough ice water to cover the eggs and let cool. The water seeps under the broken shells, allowing them to be slipped off without a struggle.
Whether you’re still in the thick of Super Bowl clean-up or planning your next gathering, I wanted you to have these in the event they made things easier (progress is several small areas can result in breakthroughs elsewhere):