Bananas and Oreos

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Cooking can be extremely time consuming. From preparing your ingredients, to waiting for the food to cook, to the clean up after eating, many people don’t have time for it. We’ve come up with some of the easiest kitchen and food hacks so you can enjoy a home-cooked meal without the hassle. Some may seem odd, like placing Oreos in a plastic bag with a banana, but we’ll explain why this is such a genius food hack (slide #21).

Bake Bacon in the Oven

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To get perfectly crisp bacon, bake it on a tray in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Cut Cake with Floss

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Get the perfect slice of cake by cutting it with a piece of floss. It will give you a clean cut every time.

Use a Sriracha Bottle to Pour Oil

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Forget pouring too much oil from the bottle. Keep oil in an empty Sriracha bottle for the perfect pouring spout.

Add Mints to Hot Chocolate

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Upgrade your hot chocolate by adding some crushed up peppermints to it. They will melt and give a peppermint flavor to your favorite hot drink.

Place Lemons Under Fish When Grilling

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Make your fish even more flavorful by placing lemons on the grill and the fish on top of it. The citrus flavor will cook into the fish easily.

Heat Up Pizza with a Waffle Iron

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Keep your leftover pizza from getting soggy in the microwave by reheating it on a waffle iron. It will stay crisp and delicious the second time around.

Cook Carrots for Extra Health Benefits

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Many people eat their carrots raw. However, when you cook them, they release even more carotenoids, which is an essential vitamin for eye health.

Keep Tomatoes From Slipping Out of Your Sandwich

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How many times has a tomato slice slid out of your sandwich as you take a bite? Keep them in your sandwich by wrapping them in your lunch meat.

Wrap Ice Cream Containers in a Freezer Bag to Prevent Freezer Burn

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Nobody likes finding those icy spikes on their favorite ice cream when they go in for a sweet treat. Put the ice cream container in a freezer bag to prevent it from getting freezer burn.

Cook Eggs In Onion Rings

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Keep your sunny-side up eggs from running over by pouring them into a raw onion ring. They will stay in a perfect circle and absorb the flavors from the onion.

Peel Bananas from the Bottom

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It’s hard to believe we have been eating bananas wrong our entire lives. Peel it from the bottom and use the top as a handle to hold your banana. This is how monkeys do it!

Check Steeping Times for Tea

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When making tea, make sure to check how long you should steep it for. Different teas have different steep times.

Cover French Toast with Cereal

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Coat your French toast in corn flakes to give it some extra crunch.

Use a Fork to Dip Oreos in Milk

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Put your Oreos on a fork to keep them from falling into your glass of milk. Put the fork right into the creamy center and slide off when finished dipping.

Freeze Oreos Dipped in Milk

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Love cookies and cream ice cream? Try dipping your Oreos in milk then freezing them for a bit. When you bite into it, it will taste just like the ice cream.

Boil Water for Clear Ice Cubes

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To make clear ice cubes, freeze water that has been boiled. It will look nicer if you are serving cocktails and such at a party.

 

Ripen Avocados Quickly

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Just like the bananas, you can bake avocados in the oven to ripen them quickly and make them super creamy.

Upgrade Your Pancakes with Bacon

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Everyone loves a pancake and bacon breakfast. Cook your bacon into the pancake batter for a great pairing.

Make the Perfect Sandwich

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Create the perfect sandwich by cutting your ingredients to perfectly cover all of the bread. Long gone are the days of biting into a sandwich and only getting bread.

Impress Your Kids with Hotdogs and Spaghetti

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Make your kids a unique dinner with hotdogs and pasta. Slide hotdog slices on raw spaghetti and boil as usual. Your kids will love it!

Ripen Bananas Faster by Baking Them

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Do you love banana bread but hate waiting for your bananas to ripen? Bake them in the oven at 350 degrees for ten minutes to quickly ripen them.