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Kitchen Hacks And Tips

From keeping your food fresh to preventing Goldfish from ruining your salad, these Kitchen Hacks And Tips will help you cook more efficiently. Whether you’re new to cooking or just want some quick hacks, these kitchen hacks and tricks are sure to make your life easier.

Use the wheel of a pizza cutter to cut herbs into bunches for easy storage. This handy tip also works for veggies.

1. Make a bowl out of a wine bottle

Whether you’re the next Rachel Ray or can barely tell a teaspoon from a tablespoon, everyone can use some kitchen hacks to make cooking faster and easier. These nifty tricks will save you time and energy in the kitchen, and they’ll also make your food taste better.

To turn an empty wine bottle into a bowl, first apply heat to the plastic using a heat gun or a candle flame. Once the plastic becomes soft, you can shape it to your liking. Make sure to remove any sharp edges using sandpaper. Then, you can use the newly crafted bowl to serve snacks or store small items. This is a great way to recycle and reuse a used bottle. Plus, the resulting bowl is both functional and stylish! Perfect for your next dinner party.

2. Freeze your leftovers

One of the best kitchen hacks is knowing how to freeze your leftovers. This can save time and money on days when cooking is simply a no-go, plus it helps prevent food waste.

Keeping your freezer organized can also help you avoid those pesky mystery meals in the deep freeze that are often tossed out because they have spoiled. Using the right methods when freezing foods is important to preserve their texture and flavor and to avoid freezer burn.

For example, it is best to pack foods in small containers or use freezable bags before freezing them, as this reduces air exposure and helps food freeze faster. It is also good to label frozen foods and ingredients with the meal name, date made and a list of top allergens. This will help keep you from accidentally consuming a food that contains allergens like nuts or eggs.

3. Keep a bottle of water in the fridge

One of the most useful kitchen hacks is to keep a bottle of water in the fridge. Not only does this save you a trip to the grocery store, but it also helps keep your food fresher and tastes better!

Another great kitchen storage hack is to use a shoe organizer. You can hang it on the back of your door and store your water bottles in it! This eliminates the need for a water bottle storage rack and reduces clutter on your counter. Plus, it makes finding your water bottle that much easier.

You can also line your cabinet shelves with trays to store your bottles! Just be sure to line them up straight or place them in a stackable organizer. This is a simple way to make your storage look organized and a little more pretty!

4. Make a sourdough starter

In a bowl, combine 150g of whole wheat flour and 150g of warm (90oF) bottled water. Stir until all dry flour is dissolved. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm spot for 24 hours.

This will give the starter time to catch wild yeast and become lively. After a few days of “feeding,” you’ll be able to bake with it!

Throughout the establishing process, it will be necessary to feed your sourdough starter every day. This is done by adding a ratio of flour and water to the starter, which will keep it alive and healthy. You can use a 1:1 ratio or a different ratio depending on the recipe you’re baking with it. It is easy to do and takes less than five minutes per day! It also saves money on store-bought yeast.

5. Use a blender

A blender is a standard kitchen appliance that can be used for many things. Most people use them for smoothies and cocktails, but they can also be used to make soups, purees, and even to chop foods. This is a versatile appliance that is worth keeping in your kitchen.

However, knowing how to properly use a blender can be difficult. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of cool kitchen hacks that will help you get the most out of your blender. These hacks will save you time and money and make cooking 1,000 times easier. So if you’re ready to learn some new tricks, keep reading! These nifty hacks will change the way you cook forever!

6. Use a cookie cutter to make a graham cracker crust

A graham cracker crust is easy to make and is the perfect base for a number of recipes, including ice cream pies. It’s also a great option for kids’ pies because you can decorate it with candy or other embellishments before it sets.

The key to a good crust is to finely grind the graham crackers or cookies into crumbs. This ensures that the crumbs will hold together when they are pressed into the pan. You can use a food processor or simply enclose the cookies in a plastic bag and roll over them with a rolling pin.

For a 9-inch pie, you will need 2 cups of crumbs, or about 14 full sheets of graham crackers. You can also add brown sugar to your crumbs for extra sweetness. You can also make a crust ahead of time and store it in the fridge or freezer (provided it is well-wrapped). It will stay fresh for up to three months.

7. Remove the pit from a cherry

Cherry pits are hard enough to break teeth and can pose a choking hazard for children, so it’s important to remove them before serving cherries or using them in a recipe. If you don’t have a cherry pitter, there are a few kitchen hacks that can help.

One option is to use a chopstick. Simply place a cherry, stem side down, over the opening of an empty bottle and push the end of the chopstick through the center to remove the pit. You can also try using a small, round pastry piping tip or an unbent paper clip.

Just push the smaller clip portion into the stem-end of a cherry and twist until it pops out the other side. It’s a bit messy, but it works. Other options include using a skewer or using the flat end of a knife to flatten a cherry.

8. Make a crock pot meal

If you’re looking for a kitchen hack that will make your dinnertime a breeze, look no further than the trusty slow cooker. This handy appliance is the secret to hearty stews, comforting chicken dishes and even desserts with a silky texture.

Crock pot recipes are the easiest dinners to make on weeknights. All you have to do is throw everything in the crock pot and leave it to cook. Plus, most of these recipes are freezer-friendly so you can prepare them ahead of time and reheat for a quick dinner later on.

From easy crockpot chicken and rice to a Cochon de lait recipe (traditionally an all day pig roast in Louisiana), these simple crock pot meals are perfect for busy weekdays. Be sure to check that the slow cooker is turned on and don’t forget to set the cook time!

9. Keep your meatballs moist

If your meatballs are a little tough or dry, there are a couple things you can do to fix it. One way is to use a bit of ricotta cheese, which helps keep the mixture moist and adds a nice flavor. Another way is to add a bit of soaked breadcrumbs (the panade). This helps the meatballs hold their shape better, and it also adds a bit of moisture to the mix.

Finally, don’t overcrowd your frying pan, and make sure to give the meatballs enough space to move as they cook. This will help them get a good browning on each side and prevent them from falling apart in the process. Additionally, you can try baking your meatballs in the oven instead of frying them. Several authors, like Sarah on Feeding Your Fam and Katie on Life She Lives, do this, and it’s just as effective at keeping the meatballs juicy.

10. Use a baking rack

A baking rack seems like a simple kitchen tool, but it has many uses in the kitchen. For example, you can use it to rest a meat or baked good in the oven (this will help prevent over-baking). Additionally, it’s a great way to cool a pan or cake. A cooling rack allows air to circulate around the food, so it will cool faster than if left on a trivet or the countertop.

Additionally, you can use a cooling rack as a substitute for a colander when washing vegetables or potatoes. Just make sure it’s clean and line it with paper towel. Finally, a baking rack can also be used as a cooking rack if you need to bake something quickly. Just make sure to adjust the oven temperature accordingly. The middle rack is home base and the best place to bake most foods.