cooking hacks you won’t believe you didn’t already know

Use Dental Floss to Cut Soft Foods: Unflavored dental floss is perfect for cleanly slicing through soft foods like cheeses and cakes.

Grate Frozen Butter for Baking: Frozen butter is difficult to spread but easy to grate. Grating it makes it simpler to mix into doughs and batters.

Use a Spoon to Peel Ginger: The edge of a spoon is surprisingly effective at removing the skin from ginger without wasting any of the flesh.

Turn a Mason Jar into a Makeshift Blender: If your blender breaks, a mason jar with the same thread as the blender's base can be used directly on the blender.

Freeze Herbs in Olive Oil: Preserve fresh herbs by freezing them in olive oil in an ice cube tray.

Microwave Lemons for More Juice: Before juicing, microwave lemons for about 20 seconds. This helps release more juice.

Use an Ice Cube Tray for Leftover Wine: Freeze leftover wine in an ice cube tray for future use in cooking.

Cook Fish on a Bed of Citrus Slices: To prevent fish from sticking to the grill or pan, cook it on a bed of lemon or orange slices, which also adds flavor.

Peel Garlic in a Jar: Place garlic cloves in a jar, close the lid, and shake vigorously. The peels will separate from the cloves.

Use a Potato to Fix Over-Salted Soup: If you've over-salted a soup or stew, drop in a peeled potato. It absorbs some of the excess salt.

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