Planning to peel your potatoes?
Cook them (even partially) first, dunk them in cold water and then use your hands to gently remove the skin in seconds.
Make tough winter squash easier to peel
By roasting it for a few minutes first. This will soften the squash just enough for a knife to easily remove the skin.
Limes can be tricky
When it comes to extracting their juice. Try soaking the fruit in warm water or popping it in the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds. (The heat will loosen the juicy bits.) Follow that with a sturdy roll on the counter, and you should have a juicy lime ready to squeeze over your dish.