Quick Cooking Hacks

Quick Cooking Hacks

Who doesn’t love a few fun hacks to help in the kitchen!

One-ingredient sorbet. Take any can of fruit packed in fruit juice. Freeze it overnight (not in original can – it will expand and possibly explode). Pour into blender and puree. Serve immediately.

Moist Leftovers. Place an ice cube on any leftover food you’re microwaving to add moisture while reheating. The ice won’t melt but it will steam your food. Works well with rice.

Quick Roasted Potato Prep. Use an apple corer to slice roasted potatoes. Leave connected for a fun look on the plate.

Pizza Cutters Aren’t Just for Pizza. Use a pizza cutter to cut cilantro, parsley, chives, or any  herb.

How to Crack an Egg. Crack an egg on a flat surface instead of on an edge. You’re much less likely to get shells in your eggs.

That Honey is Not Bad. Honey does not go bad. If it has crystallized, it can become liquid again if you put the bottle under hot water.

No More Soggy Cereal. Put the bowl and a glass of milk in the freezer for about 10 minutes before you’re ready to serve. It will keep your cereal from becoming soggy.

No More Tears. Rub lemon on your cutting board or use a wet knife when cutting onions to keep from getting teary.

Lisa Lewis is the author of Healthy Happy Cooking. Her cooking skills have been a part of First Place for Health wellness weeks and other events for many years. She provided recipes for 16 of the First Place for Health Bible studies and is a contributing author in Better Together and Healthy Holiday Living. She partners with community networks, including the Real Food Project, to provide free healthy cooking classes.