COOKING HACKS

6 Ways to Make Weeknight Cooking Easy and Hassle-Free

These tips and tricks are sure to help cut your prep and cooking time during the busy week.
Making a game plan for a week’s worth of meals can be tough, especially if you’re constantly busy with work or the kids. Budget your time with these tips to make cooking a lot quicker and simpler around the kitchen.  1 Cook a ...

Here's How You Can Make The Best Refrigerator Cake

Easy peasy!
Icebox and refrigerator freezer cakes are one of the easiest desserts to make. It doesn’t require ovens, it’s easy to put together, and each of these cakes are delicious. Plus, you can mix in whatever you have on hand that you love ...

Did You Know That You Can Make Other Things in a Coffeemaker?

Yes, you can make more than just plain coffee in that machine. We tested them for you!
Condo and apartment dwellers know how a small kitchen can limit their abilities in the kitchen. But if there’s one thing that coffee lovers will invest in is a coffeemaker, and if you're one of them, you can certainly do more than ...

Jam is the Secret to Making the Best Savory Sauces

Use the jam’s sweetness to give sauces more flavor.
It isn’t too unusual to find berries and other fruit in savory dishes. In fact, a dash of berry goodness helps give classic rich sauces a bit of sweet finesse. If you’ve made a rich stew with a deeply savory sauce or ...

We Tested Famous Food Hacks to See If They Really Worked

Have you tried separating eggs with a bottle?
Food hacks are always interesting, and often make cooking and baking prep a walk in the park. However, some are faulty if not done properly, while others simply do not work. We put famous food hacks to the test—see which ones worked, ...

5 Life-Saving + Helpful Kitchen Hacks for Christmas

Save time and effort in the kitchen this holiday season with these helpful holiday cooking hacks.
Hack your way into the holiday season with cooking and baking hacks for a stress-free noche buena. Food prep and entertaining are much easier with holiday hacks on what to freeze, what to make ahead, and the best way to prep your ...

Holiday Hacks: Emergency Substitutions for Common Ingredients

Bookmark this holiday hack: you will need these ingredient substitutions one day!
Christmas can be a wonderful time but when you're busy prepping multiple dishes in the kitchen, something is bound to go wrong: a misstep in grocery shopping that leads to a missing ingredient, or using up the last of your pantry staples. ...

Be a Better Cook with These Kitchen Tips

These will make prep work and cooking easier!
Check out these simple and practical nuggets of culinary wisdom to make you a better cook: 1 Toast nuts and seeds before adding to soups, sauces, and marinades. Toasting releases all their wonderful flavors.2 When searing or browning meat, pat its surface dry ...

5 Smart Chef Hacks That You Can Do at Home

We have the best hacks for easy and efficient home cooking!
We asked chefs to pass on their knowledge for smart and efficient cooking at home. From finding the right tools to mastering basic techniques, we have the best tips and hacks to nailing that weekend roast or weeknight dinner every time! 1 Don't ...

How to Deglaze Your Pan

Lock in flavor from seared meats by learning how to deglaze!
Deglazing a pan may seem like a daunting task, but it’s a basic cooking technique that can add bigger, bolder, and more full-bodied flavors to your next dish. Meat that is seared, sautéed, or roasted in a pan often leaves behind brown ...
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