We’ve discussed kitchen hacks before, but there’s always room for more. If you’re looking to create some food hacks recipes in the kitchen, this article is for you. While there is no shortage of DIY food hacks on the internet, this list encompasses some of the lesser known while still beneficial tips and tricks. So put on your chef’s hat and take a look at some of these master hacks.
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” - J.R.R. Tolkien
1. Wooden Spoon Maneuver
This is an old school trick that some people just don’t know about. All you need to do is lay a wooden spoon horizontally across a boiling pot. Viola! It won’t boil over. Sometimes the simplest diy food hacks are the best.
2. Coffee Maker Ramen
A well-known tip amongst college students and k-cup enthusiasts, using a Keurig to heat up Ramen noodles is a convenient way to enjoy the pasta. The trick is simply in setting it to the right quantity of liquid (which might take some trial and error. Otherwise while some people have been brazen enough to cook Ramen noodles in a drip coffee maker, it’s not recommended.
3. Cupcake Sandwich
Do you love cupcakes? But are you tired of the frosting to cake ratio distribution? Never fear, just cup the bottom muffin and half and create a sandwich out of the tasty treat. This makes the cupcake far more evenly distributed, and it just looks like a little mini whoopie pie. This might go down as the “best of” food hacks 2017.
4. Own that Garlic Clove
Peeling a garlic clove doesn't have to be a chore. You can simply pop it in the microwave for 20 seconds and the peel will fall off instantly.
Pair this with placing the clove in a bowl, then placing another bowl over that to form a sphere. Shake that for a few minutes and the clove will peel itself. Much easier than peeling it raw.
5. Coffee Ice Cubes
This places iced coffee in a whole new light. Just freeze old coffee in your cube tray to make coffee flavored ice cubes. This can make your ice coffee stay cold longer, or just be enjoyed in some Kahlua or Baileys without watering it down.
6. Keep Celery Fresh
One food hack that most people don’t know about celery is how resilient it is. Kept in the crisper it can last for a long time but even if it starts to go soggy or die, you can revitalize it by placing it in a regular cup of cold water. Smaller stalks will even begin to grow! You can duplicate this trick with the following vegetables:
7. Bacon Weaving
Get the most out of your bacon by weaving it like a basket of deliciousness. This can make a perfectly shaped sandwich, wrap around another food, or just stand alone as the perfectly “balanced” breakfast. Instructions here.
8. Use Tongs as a Lemon (or Lime) Juicer
Here’s a life hack for anyone who just wasn’t satisfied with the amount of juice they got out of squeezing a lemon, lime, or orange. You can just use regular tongs as a compression device by placing the fruit in between and giving it a squeeze. Work smarter, not harder. When it comes to food hacks, buzzfeed has a lot in store.
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