37 Food Hacks Discovered By Real People That Are Borderline Genius

    'Scuse me while I go try ALL of these.

    1. Keep your avocado fresh longer by storing it with an onion:

    This works because onions contain sulfur, which slows the ripening process.

    2. Anchor your strainer using a spoon out of the utensil drawer:

    3. Use a waffle iron to make grilled cheese — it's quicker, less messy, and leaves holes to soak up your soup:

    Want to know exactly how to do this? Here's a recipe that looks pretty darn good.

    Want to take this idea to the next level? Use a waffle iron to make grilled cheeses...using actual waffles:

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    4. Keep your ice cream cold — and your hands warm — by putting your pint in a koozie:

    5. Steam vegetables at the same time as you cook pasta:

    6. Keep the dishwashing to a minimum by using a muffin tin to hold your taco toppings:

    7. Want easier-to-eat s'mores? Make them in ice cream cones:

    Here's an easy recipe to make this magic happen.

    8. Eat frozen pizza one slice at a time by using an air fryer:

    9. Here's another frozen pizza hack — cook two in the oven at the same time:

    10. This hack lets you toast buns on a conventional oven:

    11. Grapes + lemon juice + gelatin mix = "Sour Patch Kids" candy grapes:

    Here's a video that will show you how to make these!

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    12. Use empty ketchup squeeze bottles to make perfectly shaped pancakes with less mess:

    13. Speaking of less mess...here's a genius way to ice sugar over pastries, cookies, or cakes with almost no cleanup:

    14. Use a wine bottle to make homemade ravioli:

    15. Keep a bag of chips from ripping up the wazoo with a little help from a hole punch:

    16. Use an apple corer to make impressive-looking roast potatoes:

    Looks pretty cool, huh?

    17. Cook bacon on a rack in your oven for easier cleanup — and for crispier, less greasy slices:

    18. You can also weave your bacon like a basket to make the world's best bacon burger or BLT:

    Here's a video that shows you how to do it!

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    19. One more bacon hack — use it in place of cooking twine:

    20. I lied, here's one last bacon hack — cut and freeze bacon so you can eat exactly how much you want when you want it, and not have to cook the whole pound all at once:

    21. Making pizza bagels? Put pepperoni over the bagel hole to a) stop cheese from melting though and sticking to the pan, and b) seriously upgrade the yumminess:

    22. Use a mason jar lid to make perfectly shaped black bean burgers:

    Here's a tasty recipe for making A+ black bean burgers.

    23. You can also use a mason jar lid ring to cook the perfect egg round for your breakfast sammie:

    24. Don't have a mason jar lid? You can also make a stellar egg round using an onion ring:

    25. Turn any cake mix into cookie dough by adding two eggs and half a cup of oil:

    Here's a more in-depth recipe to show you how to do this!

    26. Tired of all the fixings falling out of your burger? Wrap a piece of lettuce around the back end to keep it all in place:

    27. Use a binder clip to revolutionize how you store your beer:

    28. Throw down lemon slices to keep your fish from burning and sticking to your grill (added bonus: extra flavor!):

    29. Cook chicken Kiev with a piece of bread underneath to yield a bonus slice of garlic bread:

    30. Seriously upgrade your iced coffee by making coffee ice cubes:

    31. Tic Tac dispensers are great for storing spices...especially in smaller kitchens:

    32. A vegetable peeler can double as a cheese grater in a pinch:

    33. You can "bread" chicken with crushed, dried edamame for a carb-friendly treat:

    34. Use a baby monitor (LOL) to keep an eye on the temperature on a grill or smoker while you do other things:

    35. Upgrade your grilled cheese by spreading mayo — instead of butter — on the bread:

    36. Mix cereals to make your bowl the exact level of sweetness you desire:

    37. And lastly, use chopsticks to end Cheeto-dust fingers forever:

    HT: r/foodhacks