42 Ingenious Kitchen and Food Hacks That Every Cook Should Know

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1.) Slice up a baked potato and fill it up with cheese and toppings before baking it. It'll be glorious.

1.) Slice up a baked potato and fill it up with cheese and toppings before baking it. It'll be glorious.
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2.) When eating tacos, use lettuce as a delicious safety net.

2.) When eating tacos, use lettuce as a delicious safety net.
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3. Turning a cupcake into a sandwich is the ONLY way to eat a cupcake.

3. Turning a cupcake into a sandwich is the ONLY way to eat a cupcake.
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4.) Slice your hot dogs in a spiral-fashion before cooking them. They'll heat evenly and just LOOK awesome.

4.) Slice your hot dogs in a spiral-fashion before cooking them. They'll heat evenly and just LOOK awesome.
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5.) Instead of making traditional tacos, create your own to-go taco salad by putting taco fixings in a bag of Fritos.

5.) Instead of making traditional tacos, create your own to-go taco salad by putting taco fixings in a bag of Fritos.
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6.) Waffle irons aren't just for waffles. Try reheating pizza in them.

6.) Waffle irons aren't just for waffles. Try reheating pizza in them.
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7.) The Anatomy of a Cheese Plate

7.) The Anatomy of a Cheese Plate
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8.) This may seem crazy, but try adding bacon to your cinnamon rolls before baking. It's delish.

8.) This may seem crazy, but try adding bacon to your cinnamon rolls before baking. It's delish.
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9.) Make French toast by putting some crumbled up cereal in the egg yolk you use. Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast? Why not.

9.) Make French toast by putting some crumbled up cereal in the egg yolk you use. Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast? Why not.
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10.) Use a Thumb Tac for the Perfect Boiled Egg

10.) Use a Thumb Tac for the Perfect Boiled Egg
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11.) If you own a fancy knife, it's time to use it at birthday parties.

11.) If you own a fancy knife, it's time to use it at birthday parties.
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12.) Know Your Wine and Cheese Pairings

12.) Know Your Wine and Cheese Pairings
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13.) If you like eating in the car, prevent messes by putting the condiments in the drink carriers.

13.) If you like eating in the car, prevent messes by putting the condiments in the drink carriers.
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14.) Store-bought pastry dough can be filled with pretty much anything, then baked. You can make empanadas or turnovers whenever you want.

14.) Store-bought pastry dough can be filled with pretty much anything, then baked. You can make empanadas or turnovers whenever you want.
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15.) Buy a loaf of bakery bread, slice it up, put cheese and herbs in it and then bake it in the oven. Now you have some awesome cheesy bread.

15.) Buy a loaf of bakery bread, slice it up, put cheese and herbs in it and then bake it in the oven. Now you have some awesome cheesy bread.
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16.) Dip your cooked bacon in pancake batter, then make those pancakes. You'll be in heaven.

16.) Dip your cooked bacon in pancake batter, then make those pancakes. You'll be in heaven.
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17.) This is for salad addicts: make to-go salads in mason jars. Whatever you do, do NOT put the salad dressing on the top.

17.) This is for salad addicts: make to-go salads in mason jars. Whatever you do, do NOT put the salad dressing on the top.
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18. How to cut food the right way

18. How to cut food the right way
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19.) If you have the patience to skewer hot dogs with noodles, you're going to be in for a really good time.

19.) If you have the patience to skewer hot dogs with noodles, you're going to be in for a really good time.
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20. How to cut bread the right way

20. How to cut bread the right way
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21. The right way to drink out of a can

21. The right way to drink out of a can
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22.) Dip your Oreos in milk, then freeze them. This frozen treat is genius.

22.) Dip your Oreos in milk, then freeze them. This frozen treat is genius.
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23.) Know the Tastes of Different Wines

23.) Know the Tastes of Different Wines
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24.) Know Your Knives and How to Use Them

24.) Know Your Knives and How to Use Them
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25.) You Can Also Use the Waffle Iron for Eggs

25.) You Can Also Use the Waffle Iron for Eggs
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26.) The Waffle Iron Also Works for Cinnabons

26.) The Waffle Iron Also Works for Cinnabons
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27.) How to Keep Your Tacos Standing When You Broil the Cheese

27.) How to Keep Your Tacos Standing When You Broil the Cheese
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28.) Coffee Filters are Perfect for Keeping the Bugs out of Drinks

28.) Coffee Filters are Perfect for Keeping the Bugs out of Drinks
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29.) Cake Size and How Many People They Can Serve

29.) Cake Size and How Many People They Can Serve
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30.) Out of Chips? Use a Tortilla.

30.) Out of Chips? Use a Tortilla.
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31.) Shake Your Egg Violently for 2-3 Minutes, then Boil for a Golden Egg

31.) Shake Your Egg Violently for 2-3 Minutes, then Boil for a Golden Egg
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32.) You Can Also Use Your Oven for Dried Fruit

32.) You Can Also Use Your Oven for Dried Fruit
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33.) Use Your Oven to Quickly Ripen Bananas

33.) Use Your Oven to Quickly Ripen Bananas
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34.) Use a Chop Stick and Rubber Bands for a Heart Shaped Egg

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

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35.) The Correct Way to Cut a Mango

35.) The Correct Way to Cut a Mango
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36.) Freeze Lemon Slices in a Cupcake Pan for Large Ice Cubes Meant for Pitchers

36.) Freeze Lemon Slices in a Cupcake Pan for Large Ice Cubes Meant for Pitchers
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37.) Grill Your Fish on a Bed of Lemons

37.) Grill Your Fish on a Bed of Lemons
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It will infuse the flavor and prevent your fish from sticking.

38.) Crunched up cookies milk ice cube tray = best iced coffee ever.

38.) Crunched up cookies milk ice cube tray = best iced coffee ever.
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39.) Grain to Water Ratios

39.) Grain to Water Ratios
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40.) Don't make sandwiches like a fool.

40.) Don't make sandwiches like a fool.

41.) How to Perfectly Cut a Watermelon

41.) How to Perfectly Cut a Watermelon
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42.) You can also make hash browns in waffle irons. Just FYI.

42.) You can also make hash browns in waffle irons. Just FYI.
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