We love making your life easier by finding the most awesome hacks around. This time we’ve came with ten cooking hacks and tips that make cooking a lot more fun! We found some recipe tips, tricks for storing food, and a better way to make your drinks refreshing...whatever you want, we have it all!
“Food, to me, is always about cooking and eating with those you love and care for.” - David Chang
Homemade Ice Cream
The secret to the perfect (and healthy) homemade ice cream is freezing a banana to use as base for it! Let it freeze overnight, then take it out and mash it up. It will have a creamy consistency that’s perfect for making ice cream!
Zip Lock Bag for Pancake Batter
This is one of those kitchen hacks to save time! If you mix and put the pancake batter into a ziplock bag you’ll have a lot more control over it (and you’ll even be able to give your pancakes some awesome shapes!).
Freeze Herbs In Olive Oil
If you like fresh herbs in your meals, this is an awesome hack to keep them that way! Meanwhile, it’ll also keep the herbs from going bad before you can use all of them. We don’t want anyone wasting good food around here, right?
So, this is what you do:
- Chop the herbs.
- Fill ice cub trays with them.
- Cover with olive oil.
Protein Powder, Oat Flour, and Almond Milk
Want some healthy cooking hacks? We’ve got those too! For example, we all love a good pancake for breakfast, even though they’re not the healthiest treat. However, if you make some ingredient substitutions, your pancakes can be guilt-free! Some of the ingredients you can use to make your foods healthier are protein powder, oat flour, and almond milk!
Make Bread Fresh Again
If your bread has become stale, you can make it fresh and crunchy again by running a bit of water over it and putting it in the oven for about 8 minutes. In case you want to make just a couple of slices fresh again, use a spray bottle filled with water and spray a bit of each side of the slice, then microwave for about 1 minute or so. It’ll be like you’ve just baked it!
Soften Butter in Minutes
Whether you’re baking something or maybe throwing a dinner party for your friends with some delicious side dishes, it’s easy to forget to take the butter out of the fridge to let it soften. However, there’s an unbelievable cooking hack to soften the butter in just a few minutes!
Take a warm pot or glass and put it over the butter! To make the pot warm you can run warm water over it, or you can heat it up a few seconds in the microwave (but don’t forget to put some water inside so there’s no risk of causing any accidents). The butter will be soft in a few minutes and you won’t need to take the risk of melting it to try and soften it!
Get Eggshells out of the Bowl
Have you ever ended up with eggshells inside your bowl? Yeah, we’ve all been there and will probably be again at some point.
But now there’s a hack to help us out:
Get your fingertips wet and then take out the eggshell! You’ll be surprised of how easy it is to do it, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll also keep asking yourself “how haven’t I thought of this before? It’s so easy!!”.
Use Frozen Fruits Instead of Ice Cubs
You may need to do some experiments to find out which flavors match the drink you’re serving, but this is just one of those kitchen hacks you have to try!
These are a few you could try:
- Water with frozen lemon
- Red wine with frozen cranberries
- White wine with frozen grapes
- Orange juice with frozen strawberries
Dental Floss for Cutting
Using dental floss to cut foods like cheese, cakes, pastries, and many other types of soft food is actually pretty amazing. You’d think it would be weird and messy, but the truth is that it’s a perfect cut that leaves no crumbs around! Go ahead and try it!
Transform Cake Mix into Cookie Dough
We all love how easy it is to make and bake cake mixes, but sometimes we want to enjoy something more like finger food. Well, in that case, you can make a cookie dough right from the same cake mix!
The only thing you’ll do differently is that you’ll add:
- 2 eggs
- Half a cup of oil
Pretty easy, right? Hope you’ve liked these kitchen cooking hacks and make the best out of them!
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