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    Aug 31, 2013

    34 Creative Kitchen Hacks That Every Cook Should Know

    Cooking is hard enough, but there are a lot of kitchen hacks that can help make that easier. These will help you become creative and efficient in the kitchen.

    1. Use a Mason Jar and a Salt Lid for an Easy-to-Use Container for Coffee or Sugar

    2. Use Your Blender to Make Ice Cream

    Via blendtec.com

    Forget having to use salt and ice, you can actually make ice cream using your blender!

    Here's how and 13 recipes for it.

    3. Aerate Wine With Your Blender or Pitchers

    View this video on YouTube

    For real, cheap wine will taste 10 times better and more expensive.

    4. Know Your Wine and Cheese Pairings

    5. Use a Thumb Tac for the Perfect Boiled Egg

    6. Freeze Cool Whip in Cookie Cutters for a Unique Addition to Your Beverage

    7. Keep Your Brown Sugar from Clumping with Marshmellows

    8. Tortillas + The Oven Rack = Great Taco Shells

    9. The Anatomy of a Cheese Plate

    10. Use an Apple Slicer to Quickly Cut Potatoes

    11. How to Perfectly Cut a Watermelon

    12. Grain to Water Ratios

    13. Grill Your Fish on a Bed of Lemons

    Via themotherhuddle.com

    It will infuse the flavor and prevent your fish from sticking.

    14. Freeze Lemon Slices in a Cupcake Pan for Large Ice Cubes Meant for Pitchers

    15. The Correct Way to Cut a Mango

    16. Boiled Water = Clear Cubes

    17. Use Your Waffle Iron to Make Perfect Hash Browns Every Time

    18. Use a Chop Stick and Rubber Bands for a Heart Shaped Egg

    19. Use Your Oven to Quickly Ripen Bananas

    20. You Can Also Use Your Oven for Dried Fruit

    21. Shake Your Egg Violently for 2-3 Minutes, then Boil for a Golden Egg

    22. Out of Chips? Use a Tortilla.

    23. Cake Size and How Many People They Can Serve

    24. Coffee Filters are Perfect for Keeping the Bugs out of Drinks

    25. How to Keep Your Tacos Standing When You Broil the Cheese

    26. You Can Also Use the Waffle Iron for Eggs

    27. The Waffle Iron Also Works for Cinnabons

    28. Tic Tac Containers Make the Perfect Spice Storage

    29. Use Frozen Sponges for Cheap Lunchbox Ice Packs

    30. Put Ice Cream in a Zip Lock Bag to Keep It Soft

    31. Know Your Knives and How to Use Them

    Via visual.ly

    32. Cut Your Ranch in Half So You Don't Waste a Drop

    33. The Easiest Way to Cut Small Food Items

    34. Know the Tastes of Different Wines

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