9 Kitchen Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

These easy and effective kitchen tricks will transform the way you cook to the best of your ability.

Kitchen Hacks

1-Keep Cookies Soft

To keep baked items soft following baking put a small slice white bread from a store to a sealed container. Cookies, cakes and muffins will retain their softness from the day. Your family and friends will believe that they’re fresh! Try this technique using our Big and buttery Chocolate Chip Cookies…that is the case ifyou have leftovers.


2-Craft DIY Mason Jar Shakers

Your bulk baking and spices equipment just got a charming update. Keep the lids off of shakers with parmesan and collect your smaller mason Jars. Attach the lid and you’ll have a convenient way to measure and sprinkle. When it comes to spice, did you know that you could make the most popular spice blends in your own kitchen? Hello, taco seasoning.

3-Slice Steak Fries


Do you want those homemade potato wedges in your local restaurant? There’s a solution in your kitchen cupboard. Cut the other edge of your potato to ensure stability, then slide the apple slices through. Mix in your favorite seasonings, as well as follow the recipe we have for parmesan potato wedges. Extra: also try this with sweet potatoes, too.

4-Freeze a Soup Starter

Are you looking for a fresh, garden-fresh taste all year long? Freeze vegetables from the farmers market in bags that can be sealed in the peak season. ( Just remember to comply with this process prior to placing them in freezers!) An old-fashioned soup starter known as mirepoixis. It is a mirepoixis is made by mixing 2/3 of onion with 1/3 celery and 1/3 carrot. The aromatic combination gives you a delicious, hearty sweet flavor that will help kickstart stews, soups and other broths. Vegetables can last for between 8 and 12 months which means you’ll be able to take advantage of the summer flavors even when the cold and gloomy winter weather arrives.

5-Use Sheet Pans as Trays

Sheet pans aren’t only for dinner now! Use a baking sheet to keep your kitchen organized when you’re meal prepping. Making sure all ingredients are in one place makes it easier to stay organized and also speeds cleanup. Psst! Food preparation doesn’t need to be a hassle, especially when you use these tips that professional chefs learned at the culinary school.

6-Put Your Lazy Susan to Work


If you’re getting ready to bake, locate the perfect spot to store all your sugars, icings, as well as sprinkles to put on the lazy Susan. This trick will give you a relaxing and organized decorating session without digging through the back of your cabinet. Are you excited to bake? These tools for decorating cookies are a great addition for your home kitchen.

7-Use Your Oven as a Proofing Drawer

Sometimes, the kitchen is too cold to make an accurate test of homemade bread. If this is the case, bake the dough into the oven, but do not turn it on. Instead, place a pot of boiling water underneath your dough and close the door. Its warmth as well as the humidity created by the steaming water will help you gain the momentum you require.

Be sure to learn about other methods of proofreading as well.

8-Freeze Single-Serving Sauces


Learn to upcycle! Egg cartons are perfect to freeze small portions made from homemade sauce. (Especially when you want to make use of your ice tray for the purpose of ice-or ice- or any of these other creative applications.) Cover and store remaining Basil & Parsley Pesto and then transfer the cubes into an insulated freezer bag that can be resealed. To use, freeze cubes in your refrigerator for 2 hours.

9-Soften Butter (Even if You Forgot to Take It Out of the Fridge)

Aren’t you annoyed that you’ve forgotten to remove butter from the refrigerator to prepare your most-loved recipe? If you’re not able to bring the butter up to room temperature prior to cooking it’s okay. It is possible to make butter soft quickly. The easiest method is cutting butter into cubes and set it at the counter approximately 20 minutes. Lesser chunks will melt quicker than the whole stick.