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Dish Towel as Cutting Board Holder

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

By Melinda Page and Elizabeth Wells
Dish towel under cutting board with bell pepperEllen Silverman

To prevent your cutting board from sliding on the countertop, wet and wring out a towel, then lay it down for a nonskid work surface. There will be no more throwing in the towel while wrestling with your vegetables.

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