7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks

Blossom Lady
Mar 07, 2021 03:54 AM
7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks

Cooking hacks and simple solutions are amazing because they make our lives easier, save time, and minimize effort. Regardless of skill level—whether you’re a novice, naturally gifted in the kitchen, or simply blessed with many years of experience—these quick and clever kitchen hacks are sure to change how you cook for the better. Or at the very least make you smile and think, “Wow! What a great idea!”

Super slick

7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks
When you’re measuring sticky ingredients like honey or molasses, spray your measuring tool with cooking spray first. It will help the honey slide right out, giving you the most precise measurement. Or, If the recipe includes a large amount of oil, measure that first in a measuring cup. Then, add the molasses or honey right into the same measuring cup with the oil and voila! No more sticky residue left behind.

Tame the cutting board

7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks
Isn’t it annoying how a cutting board moves all over the counter when you’re trying to chop, slice stir or otherwise put it to use? You can take control of that naughty board when you do this: Place a damp paper or cloth towel under the board. Works like magic and puts you the chopper back in control.

Ice cream—it’s in the bag

7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks
Ice cream can get rock hard in the freezer and it takes ages to thaw out just enough that you can eat it. A simple trick to keep it just the right consistency is to put the container in a plastic freezer bag before throwing it in the freezer.

Mise en place

7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks
That’s French for “everything in its place.” In English, it means how to stay calm in the kitchen! The trick is to play TV chef and get everything measured out, chopped, and otherwise prepped before you start cooking or baking. The time it takes to do that may seem daunting, but no! You’ll save time and potential screw-ups when you have everything ready and in its place. Now you’re reading to getting cooking or baking.

Reheat miracle

7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks
Revive a cold slice of pizza by adding some freshly ground black pepper, Parmesan and torn basil, then fold it tip-to-crust and cook it on high in a preheated waffle iron for 3 minutes

Bacon roll

7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks
Before opening a new package of bacon, roll it up like a jelly roll, then unroll. Slices won’t stick to one another.

Soft cookies

7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks
Some cookies are meant to be crunchy, others soft and pillowy. To keep the soft ones as soft and yummy as they were when they came out of the oven, simply store them in an airtight container together with one slice of store-bought white bread. There you go! Best trick ever to keep them soft to the last crumb.
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