Ever wonder how professional chefs make it look so easy? Check out these easy cooking tips to bring your skills to the next level and look like a wiz in the kitchen!
Sponges looking a bit funky? Wet your sponges (and even dish towels!) under the tap and zap for a few seconds in the microwave to kill all germs.
Many people swear by lemon or other citrus, but actually the best thing to keep your avocados from browning is a quick brush of olive oil. It locks out air better and won’t leave an aftertaste.
When you aren’t sure how long those eggs have been in the fridge, drop them in a pot of cold water. If they sink they are good to go, if they float they are old and can be tossed.
Place a wooden spoon across the top of your pot to keep boiling water from bubbling over. The science behind this one is that the spoon which is cooler than the boiling water will destabilize the bubbles and turn the evaporated water back into its liquid state.
Place a few slightly damp paper towels under your cutting board next time you chop veggies to prevent the board from sliding around on the counter. Meal prepping just got more efficient!
Recipe calls for room temperature butter but you forgot to take some out of the fridge? Just add some boiling water to a glass to heat it up, dump the water and place the glass over the butter. You’ll have soft butter in a matter of minutes!
Sprinkle some salt in your pan next time you are cooking to prevent oil from splattering. Not only will this keep your arms safe from burns, but you’ll cut down on stove clean up later.
Fill an ice cube tray with fresh herbs and olive oil and freeze to use throughout the year. Just throw an herb cube in while pan cooking and it will bring all the flavors to your dish. Consider mixing combos of herbs for your favorite dishes.
Need thinly sliced onions for your dish? Try using a veggie peeler to get those thin slices to avoid having to fumble with a knife.
Add a 1/2 teaspoon dash of baking soda in with your eggs as they boil, and the shells will peel right off for the perfect hard boiled snack.
Brushing a dab of canola or olive oil on your knife before cutting onions will prevent you from crying!
Freeze leftover soup in pre-measured portions to make for super easy leftovers. If you’re tight on space, try pouring them in plastic cups, freeze, and then remove from the cups and store the portions in a large freezer safe bag.
Repurpose your empty egg carton to store condiment bottles upside down in the fridge door, so you never have to struggle to get that ketchup out of the bottle again!
Add a pinch of salt to your morning coffee to counteract the bitter taste. Not only will this help with flavor in general, but it makes it easier to cut down on the sugar added to the drink.