If you can’t stand the flavor of instant oatmeal but don’t have time to make old-fashioned oats every morning, make a big batch over the weekend, divide the cooked oats in a muffin tin, freeze, then transfer to a resealable freezer bag. So brilliant!
A Simple Trick For Measuring Gooey Ingredients
Sticky ingredients like honey and molasses come off of measuring cups and spoons if you spray the tools with nonstick spray first.
A Better Way to Freeze Bananas For Smoothies, Banana Bread, and More
Overripe bananas can be saved by freezing 1-inch chunks on parchment paper.
Clean Your Spice Grinder
Clean a spice grinder, aka coffee grinder, by blending up some white rice inside. It will trap any leftover spices and aromas.
The Right Way to Eat a Salad
Forgo forks for chopsticks when eating a salad so none of the pieces awkwardly fall into your lap.
Mince Garlic the Fast and Easy Way
The mincing trick involves no knives — just a Microplane.
Add a Lot More Salt Than You Think
Liberally salt your desserts (and add flake salt to the tops) to bring out the flavor.
Open a Stubborn Jar With Ease
If you have trouble opening pesky jars, try this spoon trick to pop the top off.
Don’t Have Day-Old Bread? Here’s How to Fake It
Many recipes may call for day-old bread like stuffing, french toast, and bread pudding — and this simple hack slowly dries out fresh bread without toasting it.
Never Drink Diluted Iced Coffee Again
Fill and freeze ice-cube trays of cold-brew coffee so that your iced coffees never ever dilute.
Iron a Panini
Yes, ironing bread and cheese works. Throw some ham in the mix for a full-fledged panini.
The Easiest Way to Shred Chicken
Stop shredding with your hands and use a fork instead!
Dish Out Perfectly Portioned Cookies and Cupcakes
A spring-loaded ice cream scoop will be your key to evenly portioned cookies and cupcakes.
Zest Citrus Without a Microplane
Don’t have a Microplane? Get citrus zest anyway by peeling the skin and chopping it up.
No Lid? No Problem
Foil works wonders as a makeshift lid for a pot.
Have Fresh, Warm-From-the-Oven Cookies Whenever a Craving Hits
Prep for your next cookie craving by freezing the dough into perfect tablespoon portions.
Fill a Pastry Bag Without Making a Huge Mess
You’re going to need a tall glass to fill a pastry bag with ease.
The Fastest Way to Thaw Meat
Thaw meat (without getting food poisoning) by setting it in a mixing bowl and letting room-temperature water run into the bowl.
Need Room-Temperature Butter Fast?
A cheese grater is by far the best way to get butter to room temperature fast.
Keep Bread Fresh (Practically) Forever With This Trick