These are some of my favorite and most practical cooking and baking techniques and tips that I’ve picked up over the years, both through teachers and from personal experience. Many of these time-saving and money-saving kitchen tricks have come in handy for me.
All year long, you can prepare, cook, and preserve food with the help of these handy hints and techniques. You may save time and money in the long run by using these simple culinary hacks.
Most of the kitchen hacks and food hacks that I’ve seen online over the years have been completely useless. Moreover, they can be more hassle than they are worth in some circumstances.
However, these simple kitchen hacks are the ones that I use on a regular basis and they save you time, money, and effort!
Before placing ice cream in the freezer, place it in a bag.
When left in the freezer, ice cream can harden to a brittle consistency that must be patiently thawed before it can be eaten. Before placing it in the freezer, seal the container in a plastic zip lock bag to maintain the appropriate consistency.
Use a frozen banana as the base for a low-calorie, low-fat ice cream recipe
You can use frozen bananas as the base for healthy homemade ice cream by mashing them up after they’ve been frozen, then adding additional fruits and toppings.
Save time and mess by mixing pancake batter in a plastic bag.
A pastry bag or a zip-lock bag can be used to mix the batter for the pancakes. If you don’t have a pastry bag, cut a small hole in the corner of the plastic bag. There is less cleanup afterward, and you can construct some extremely interesting shapes with the material.
Use dental floss to cut softer foods.
Large cakes and little knives might make things difficult, but cheese and Swiss rolls are also difficult to cut precisely because of their size. If you want to cut quickly and precisely, you can do so with dental floss and save yourself the hassle.
On Sunday, prepare enough food for a few days and keep it in the refrigerator.
In just a few hours on a Sunday, you can spend the day preparing a large amount of food from your freezer and storing it in plastic containers. Make a big batch, and you’ll have ready-to-eat dinners for the rest of the week.
Healthy snacks can be made with protein powder, almond milk, oat flour, and frozen fruit.
Pancakes are typically seen as a guilty pleasure, but there are nutritious and diet-friendly options available, such as protein powder, almond milk, oat flour, and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Cook with fresh herb mixtures frozen in olive oil.
Stock up on fresh herbs, chop them up and freeze them into ice cubes covered with olive oil if you prefer to add fresh flavor to your dishes. Just add a cube to your next dish and you’ll have a delicious surprise.
The microwave can be used to dry herbs.
A more long-term solution is to acquire a lot of herbs at the flea market, make your own unique combination of herbs, then microwave-dry them.
Once they are entirely dry, you may smash them up by placing them in the oven for 20-second intervals and turning them over every 20 seconds.
To keep baked goods soft and moist, add a piece of apple to the mix.
After a period, baked goods lose their freshness and flavor due to drying out. Keeping them in a plastic container with an apple slice in it will help keep them moist and delicious for a longer period of time.
If you want your eggs to peel easily, put them in the fridge for a few days.
The peeling of fresh eggs is famously difficult, but boiled eggs aren’t. To avoid peeling a week’s worth of eggs, buy them in advance and put them in the fridge for a few hours before boiling, so you can peel them easily.