28 Cooking Hacks That Save Time and Money

I’m not an expert cook by any means. In fact, I’m planning on taking a cooking class over the next six weeks. As a result, I got curious about some of the best cooking hacks I could mention to keep me from looking like a total kitchen idiot. I figured you may like to hear some of the cooking hacks that save time and money too.

28 Cooking Hacks That Save Time and Money

  • Add warm water to a glass, dump it out and put the glass over your butter. Creates softened butter in minutes!
  • Unscented dental floss can cut soft foods
  • Keep your ice cream in zip lock bags to keep them soft enough to serve with ease.
  • Store some marshmallows with your brown sugar to keep it from clumping
  • Run out of mayonnaise? Mix one cup of oil and an egg together to get homemade mayonnaise.
  • Avoid having splatters when using your mixer by poking the ends of your mixer beaters through the middle of a paper plate before you attach them to the mixer.
  • Use a wooden spoon to keep pots from boiling over.
  • Make cakes last longer by placing a few pieces of bread on the outer edges.
  • Pre-cook pasta and it will cook in less than a minute.
  • Microwave an ear of corn and it’ll fall right out of the husk.
  • Coat your cheese grater with nonstick spray for easy shredding.
  • Don’t waste time peeling your potatoes BEFORE you cook them. After cooking they will glide off.
  • Test your baking soda by adding a teaspoon full to ½ cup of hot water. If it bubbles, it’s still good.
  • If you boil garlic cloves for thirty seconds, the peels come off easily.
  • Take an onion cut in half and run it across your grill grates to make the grill non-stick.
  • Put a hole in your burger patties to allow for even cooking.
  • Use a cooling rack when cooking fried foods to help them maintain their crispiness.
  • The soda can top works great as a vegetable peeler too.
  • Freeze grapes and use them as ice to keep your wine chilled without watering it down.
  • Use a pant hanger as a cookbook holder.
  • Doritos are great for kindling a fire.
  • Don’t mess up your bread, but cutting it from the bottom first.
  • To keep your burger from crumbling add bread crumbs to the mix.
  • Cookies stay fresh longer if stored with an apple wedge.
  • 2 Tablespoons of mayonnaise will make your cakes extra moist.
  • Store plastic wrap in a freezer for easier handling.
  • A bit of Vodka in your pie crust will make it for some flaky goodness.
  • Did you make your sauce to thin? Add a piece of dried pasta noodle to the mix and once it’s soaked up the excess liquid take it out.


Do you have a cooking hack that isn’t listed? Please share it in the comments.


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