10 Kitchen Hacks To Sweeten Your Life

mm How To's April 21, 2016 by

Ever thought about how much time you actually spend in the kitchen? Whether you love or hate it, t’s always refreshing to discover a new tip that’ll make meal prep simpler and your life, by extension, a ton easier. Check out these 10 kitchen hacks that will revolutionize the way you look at cooking!

  • Lemon juice to combat super-sweetness


    Don’t worry if you overdid it a little on the sugar; your dessert can still de a crowd-pleaser! Drizzle some lemon or lime juice on top to counter the sweetness without sacrificing any of the delicious flavor.

  • Hassle-free pretty pie crust


    A professional-looking pie crust is easily within your grasp! Just break out any utensil—forks, spoons, or tongs work really well—and press it into the pie crust to make a unique pattern. Then bake as usual and your pie will rival any of the pros.

  • Mayo in the blender


    This great hack means you can cross store-bought mayonnaise off your grocery list. All you need is egg, white wine vinegar, salt, and sunflower oil. Combine these ingredients in a blender for easy homemade mayo!

  • Easy low-cal rice


    If you love rice, but are trying to be calorie-conscious in your food choices, you’ll really enjoy this one. Boil half a cup of white rice with a teaspoon of coconut oil added to the pot; let simmer, and refrigerate for up to 12 hours. This super simple solution will actually cut the calorie count in your rice dish by half!

  • Freeze your cooking wine


    Stop wasting leftover wine with this ingenious tip! Freeze what’s left in an ice cube tray, then use it later when you need wine for a reduction sauce recipe, and it’ll even be pre-portioned for you.

  • DIY rolling pin


    We’ve all had that craving to bake when our pantry’s missing the most important ingredients. What if the only thing you don’t have is a rolling pin? You can still bake: just use a wine bottle instead! Put wax paper or plastic wrap over the dough, and use the bottle the way you would a rolling pin. Easy!

  • Extra-fluffy scrambled eggs


    The secret ingredient for the fluffiest, creamiest, most delicious scrambled eggs ever? Sour cream! Trust us: if you add a little to the recipe, your family will be licking their plates clean.

  • Blanched veggies

    For perfect vegetables, first cook them briefly in boiling water for a much shorter cooking time; then, dunk them in ice water right afterwards to help preserve the texture you’ve achieved.

  • Bake with parchment paper

    Line your baking pans with parchment paper before you pour the batter. This will keep those delicious baked goods from getting burnt in the oven, and you’ll no longer have to worry about scraping the pans clean!

  • Corn off the cob


    If you always struggle to cut the corn kernels off the cob, struggle no more! You need a bundt pan and a sharp knife. Keep the cob from shifting around and slice the kernels off – they’ll go straight into the bowl of the pan without a hassle.

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