22 Cooking Hacks That Will Make Your Life SO Much Easier (You Have To Try #8!)
- by Minq Team
As a person constantly on the go, these tricks and tips will make working with food much simpler. If you haven't tried some of these already, you should! I mean, #8 is simply ingenious!
Easy Cheese Bread
Partially slice the bread without going all the way through. Then line the slots with cheese, olive oil or butter, and other seasons to taste. Bake at 350º for 20 minutes and you have a delectable appetizer to share with your friends!
Create heart-shaped eggs with three simple tools: plastic spoon, chopstick (or other thin object), and rubber bands. These make great garnishes for salads!
Simply shake the egg thoroughly before hard boiling to mix the inside for a uniform golden yellow.
Movie Theater Popcorn The Right Way
If you are tired of overly buttery popcorn on top, and dry popcorn on the bottom, use a straw to send butter to the bottom of the bag!
Easy Peasy Corn Prep
Save yourself a lot of hassle by using a bundt pan to hold and cut ears of corn. It will all be collected in the bottom making cleanup quick and easy.
Fish Grilling Done Right
Cooking fish on a a bed of lemons will help keep the fish from sticking to the grill and tearing apart. This will also add a zesty lemon flavor to your meal, cooking into the meat as you grill.
Keep Pizza Toppings From Sliding
Use a 20 oz bottle to prop the pack of your pizza box up to avoid your toppings sliding on the way home.
Fun Drink Toppers
If you want to be the hostess with the mostess, pre-freeze whipped topping using cookie cutters as molds. Then you can use them as drink toppers for hot chocolate and coffee and impress your friends!
Chill Drinks In A Flash!
By wrapping a drink in a wet paper towel and placing it in the freezer, you will be able to speed up the cooling process. In short, this is caused by rapid evaporation of the water in the towel which pulls heat away from the drink much faster than it just sitting in the freezer by itself. Try it out for yourself!
Separate Yolk Using Plastic Bottle
The suctioning action will pull in the yolk and leave behind the white of the egg. This may or may not be easier than using a yolk separator depending on your preference.
Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
Take a pint of ice cream, cut into slices, and then place the slices between two cookies. This treat is tasty, and much cleaner and attempting to scoop the ice cream out for each one.
Broil Tacos For Melted Cheese
Line up your pre-made tacos on a cookie sheet, using foil buffers between each one to keep them upright. Place under the broiler for a short time and you will have nicely melted cheese!
à La Mode
To make sure you make the most of the last few drips of toppings, add ice cream and eat from the jar! This will use up all of the tasty goodness AND save on dishes.
Place Cup Of Ice Into A Pitcher To Keep It Chilled
To keep those pitchers chilled, add a cup of ice to float at the top. This will keep it from getting watered down by just adding ice straight to the pitcher.
Use Floss To Cut Soft Foods Like Cake
Unscented dental floss will cleanly cut cakes, cheeses, and other soft foods. This will help keep from destroying cakes with designs on them.
Flip and Cut
Flip that loaf over and cut from the bottom to keep from smashing your bread.
Waffle Iron: The Breakfast King
Having trouble getting your hashbrowns to "brown"? Use a waffle iron to evenly cook them from both sides. It is also great for making omelets.
Those Pesky Shells Though
Use the rest of the shell to scoop out broken pieces. Wetting your finger first is also helpful if the shell is too cracked to be useful for this purpose. Let us know how it works for you!
Meat In Every Bite!
Your cold cuts are even better when cut! Arrange them so that every square inch of the sandwich is covered with meat, and your lunch will be far more rewarding.
Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
First, use a tack to poke a small hole in the egg prior to boiling. Add 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda for every three cups of water. After the eggs have boiled, let them simmer for a bit, and then soak them in ice water. When all is said and done, the shell should peel off with ease, and you shouldn't have the greenish-gray sulfur ring around the yolk!
Make Fun Edible Bowls!
Use a balloon, a bowl, and dripping chocolate to form fun, edible bowls for dessert treats. The process is fairly simple, and your guests will be amazed at what you put together!
Keep Your Kid's Hands Clean With Drip Cups!
Use muffin cups as drip catchers for popsicles to keep the mess off their hands and off YOUR furniture.