These 28 Brilliant Food Hacks Will Take Your Kitchen Skills To The Next Level

Cut down your prep time, save food from spoiling, and become an overall kitchen genius with these 28 brilliant food hacks.

1. Store natural nut butters upside down

Storing it upside down makes it easier for you to stir the nut butter and then spread… and then eat lots and lots of it.

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2. Use dental floss to cut cakes and doughs

Cutting through cakes and doughs with a knife often mangle your dessert and that’s hours of baking down the drain. The solution? Cut them with dental floss.

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3. Freeze cool whip in cookie cutters

Make a cute addition to your hot chocolate by freezing cool whip in cookie cutters. Pop it out and drop it in your hot choco. Dare I say, adorable?

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4. Make fries with an apple slicer

What else can you do with an apple slicer? Fries, that’s what. Speed up your french fry prep by cutting potatoes with an apple slicer. Hey, you can even make wedges!

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5. Grill fish on a bed of lemons

Prevent your fish from sticking to the grill by placing fish fillet on a bed of lemons.

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6. Keep your cake moist with bread slices

After cutting into a cake, cover the exposed portion with a piece of bread using toothpicks. This will keep the cake nice and soft.

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7. Turn a mason jar into a salt dispenser

Replace your mason jar lid with the top of a Morton salt dispenser and you’ve got yourself a fancy and functional kitchen piece. You can also use it to store and dispense pepper, sugar, and other seasoning.

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8. Nutella hot chocolate

Save every precious drop of your nutella by simply pouring in warm milk into the dregs of the jar and voila – you’ve got yourself a Nutella hot chocolate and happiness… especially happiness.

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9. Peel ginger with a spoon

Never waste ginger again by simply peeling it with a spoon.

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10. Make your own taco shells

Do you have a craving for hard tacos but no shells? Well, all you need are tortillas and an oven. Simply hang the tortillas on your oven rack and heat at 375 degrees for 7-10 minutes.

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11. How cut mango cubes

In quick and super easy steps…

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12. Make hash browns with your waffle iron

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13. Make frozen herb butter

Fresh herbs go bad so quickly. So here’s a neat trick on how you can make them last longer. Chop and mix fresh herbs with melted butter, then pour the mixture into ice cube trays. This will preserve portions for future meals.

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14. Oil up your eggs

That sounds a little dirty, yes, but get your mind out of the gutter and follow these easy steps. Rub the egg shells with vegetable oil. After, refrigerate the eggs to keep them fresh for an additional three to four weeks.

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15. Make creative pancakes with cookie cutters

With cookie cutters, you can make your pancakes in any shape you like. Your kids will definitely love these.

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16. Make heart-shaped eggs

Use a chopstick or pencil and rubber bands to make a heart-shaped boiled egg. This is too cute to eat.

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17. Keep avocados fresh with onions

Store a cut avocado with onion to keep it fresh for longer. But who doesn’t eat the whole avocado at once anyway?

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18. Keep brown sugar soft with marshmallows

Put a marshmallow in your brown sugar so it won’t clump or dry out.

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19. Easily peel off egg shells with wet fingers

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20. Wrap banana crowns in plastic

Wrap banana crowns in plastic wrap and they will last three to four days longer.

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21. Keep cookies moist with an apple

Put an apple slice with your cookies to keep them moist. A slice of bread works, too.

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22. Use foil to keep your celery fresh

Wrap the celery in foil to keep it fresh for up to a month!

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23. How to put together a great cheese plate

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24. Cut corn off the cub with a bundt pan

A quick and easy trick to cutting corn off the cob is by using a bundt pan to both hold the cob as you cut and catch the corn that comes off.

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25. Use a funnel to pit cherries

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26. Turn lemon slices into ice cubes

Freeze lemon slices in muffin tins to make cubes you can pop in the pitcher without watering it down.

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27. Keep your drinks bug-free with cupcake liners

Putting cupcake liners over your drinks and stick a straw through to keep bugs away.

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28. Store onions and garlic in holey bags to keep them fresh

Punctured paper bags will keep your onions and garlice fresh without molding.

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