17 (Legit Useful) Food Hacks That Actually Work

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    1. Add a tiny bit of salt to your coffee to make it less bitter.

    2. Freeze gummy bears to intensify the flavors.

    3. Upgrade Top Ramen noodles by switching up the package instructions...

    4. ...then drop in an egg and greens for instant fanciness.

    5. To cut onions without crying, chill them in the fridge or freezer first.

    6. Among the things you can cook in a waffle iron: bacon, eggs, hash browns, and cookie dough.

    7. Caramelize onions in half the time by adding a small pinch of baking soda.

    8. Want a cheaper substitute for ricotta that tastes just as good? Whip cottage cheese in a food processor.

    9. When hand-juicing lemons or limes, cut the bottom off, then put in the fruit facing up.

    10. Instead of turning the hand mixer, turn the bowl.

    11. When chocolate cake or brownie batter calls for water, substitute brewed coffee instead.

    12. Get perfectly scoopable ice cream by moving it to the fridge before you serve it.

    13. The key to game-changing chili? Apple cider vinegar.

    14. To make even tastier boxed mac 'n' cheese, add a scoop of sour cream instead of milk.

    15. Before baking, tear and stack cookie dough for better texture. (And easy layers!)

    16. Add a scoop of Dijon mustard to mac 'n' cheese to balance out the flavors.

    17. Keep cakes from sticking to pans with a magical DIY paste.