Cooking is something a lot of us fear, for many different reasons. Burnt entrees and failed desserts are just a few potential examples as to why someone may be intimidated in the kitchen, amongst other things.
Good news, though; cooking doesn’t have to be complicated, especially when you have a few tricks on standby. I came across an article from LifeHack.org detailing several ways to up your cooking game, and these hacks will definitely come in handy for any cook, whether you be an amateur or a pro.
- Scoop ice cream into ziplock bags prior to freezing it to keep it a tad softer and free of freezer burn.
- Use large freezer bags to mix batter to keep messes to a minimum. Further, snip a corner off of the bag to create a DIY piping bag.
- Keep some dental floss on standby to cut soft foods, like cheese, without squishing them.
- Try meal prepping.
- Coat fresh herbs in olive oil and freeze in ice cube trays for a fuss-free flavour additive.
- Dry herbs at home using your microwave.
- Place an apple slice in containers with baked goods to keep them soft
- If you have to peel hardboiled eggs, keep them in a fridge after boiling them for a few days. They will peel easier, especially if you use a spoon.
- If you’re making poached eggs, soak the eggs in white vinegar for a few minutes before you cook them. This will help ensure the egg doesn’t come apart.
- Try grilling fish over top of lemon slices to prevent it from sticking with an added flavour boost.
- Rather than throwing away stale bread, sprinkle some water droplets over top and microwave it or throw it in the oven for a few minutes to soften it up.
- If you’re using oysters, microwave them for 10-15 seconds to get them to open.
Now scoot on over to the kitchen and have at it.
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