These Cooking And Food Hacks To Simplify Your Life are perfect to make your life in the kitchen simplified and less stressed! Now I have shared before that I am a newer cook in the kitchen for the last five years I have really come along but I have learned some shortcuts for things that makes everything easier. (I have included affiliate links to products I love. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. )
Below are some cooking and food hacks to simplify your life! Whether you are new to the kitchen or very experienced, some of these hacks might even surprise you! These simple tips and tricks are perfect for anyone who eats foods and cooks! So keep reading to find out all the awesome ways to save you time in the kitchen! Plus if you have kids saving time
Cooking And Food Hacks:
Mason Jars fit on Blender: The pint-size blenders fit perfectly with the blender, just twist the blade on to the jar and have at it. Just hold on to the jar when you turn the blender on. Use for making dressing, smoothies or other single serve items.
Hash browns in Waffle Iron: Struggle getting the perfect crispy hash browns? Consider putting them into your waffle iron to cook, they will get nice and crispy! Plus you can do this with tater tots as well! (Be sure to check out Drugstore Divas post -> here)
Adjustable Temperature Belgian Waffle Maker with Removable Plates, 4-Slice, Silver and BlackHamilton Beach 4-Piece Belgian Waffle Maker (26020)BLACK+DECKER Belgian Waffle Maker, Stainless Steel, WMB500
Heat Lemons Up: Heat your lemon up in the microwave for 15 seconds, then roll it back and forth on the counter. When you go to juice it, you will get more juice from the lemon!
Rewarming Pancakes: If you have pancakes you are heating up, put a glass of water in the microwave, and then the plate with pancakes, and heat like normal. It will help keep the pancakes moist and not dry them out.
Reheat Pizza: Best way to reheat pizza is in a skillet. Turn it on to low-medium heat and let it warm up. It won’t make the crust soggy like heating in the microwave.
Brown Sugar: Place a marshmallow in the bag of brown sugar. This will prevent your brown sugar from getting hard over time.
Shred Meat in KitchenAid Mixer: If you have a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, you might not know you can shred meat! Chicken, pork, beef, just toss your cook meat in the bowl, and attach your paddle and turn on low. It will shred cooked meat fast. (you can see my post on shredded chicken-> here)
Strawberries: Take a spoon and place it at the bottom of the strawberry and push it through to the leaves. This will pull out the white center of the strawberry and pop the leaves off.
Test Freshness of Eggs: Take a glass of water, and drop an egg in gently. If the egg sinks that means it is fresh, if it is less fresh it will float a little. If you see your egg float all the way up to the top of the glass, it is bad and needs to be thrown out.
Hang Cookbook Up When Cooking: You know those hangers that have clips on them, that you get at clothing stores. If you have one of them laying around, clip your cookbook onto it, and hang off the handle of your kitchen cabinet. It will keep the page open and at eye level.
Damp Cloth Under Cutting Board: Put a damp cloth under your cutting board to prevent it from moving when you go to slicing up food.
Open Stuck Lids on Jars: If you have a stuck lid on a jar, grab a rubber band. Wrap around the lid and twist it open, it acts a grip and will make loosening up the lid a lot easier.
Cheese Grater: Spray with cooking spray before you shred cheese, it will help prevent cheese from sticking in the grates.
What are your kitchen hacks??