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8 Cool Cooking Hacks to Save You Time

Posted by on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:41 AM
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Kitchen Hacks That Will Save You Time & Money


Defrost in a Hurry

We know the correct, safe way to defrost meat is to let it thaw 24 to 48 hours in the refrigerator. But if you forgot to pull that steak from the freezer, try this quick meat-defrosting hack.

To quote Women's Health: "Grab two metal pots, and flip one upside down with the meat on top. Then, fill the other with water, and place it on top of the meat. Wait five to 10 minutes (depending on how thick your meat is), and BOOM—your dinner-to-be is defrosted."

Pit Cherries

Watch how to pit a cherry with a paper clip. Pierce the cherry with one of the ends, scoop around the pit with the clip, and then pull it out.

OR! Pit cherries with a chopstick. Just push it in to shove the pit out the other end. OR! Try pitting cherries with a pastry tip

Slice Grapes

Check out how this "genius" dad slices grapes in half: He places several grape between two places and just slices right through. This will work for cherry or grape tomatoes as well.

Peel an Orange --Basically you cut through the peel around the circumference of the orange, and then each hemisphere of peel comes off easily

Chop Up Watermelon

This is my new favorite way to cut up watermelon. No more messy wedges! Intead, slice a cross-hatch across one half of the melon to make watermelon sticks



Keep Your Salad Greens Fresh

Keep your salad greens from wilting so quickly by blowing into the bag and sealing the inflated bag tightly. For best results, divide the salad among a couple bags so each is about half carbon dioxide

Make Stronger Iced Coffee

This is my own hack: Freeze brewed coffee in your ice cube trays to make coffee cubes. Use instead of water ice cubes and you can avoid diluting your coffee.


by on Aug. 12, 2014 at 12:41 AM
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melliburger
by Bronze Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 1:50 AM

Nice!

proudmommy690
by Bronze Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 7:42 AM
Interesting
Angela4boys
by Bronze Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 8:33 AM
Good tips, thanks!
celestegood
by Bronze Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:02 AM
TFS
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