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For some people, cooking can be a real pain in the neck. However, the more cooking hacks you know, the easier the entire process will be. Here are a few easy cooking hacks every mom should know to make the kitchen more enjoyable.
Cooking hack 1: How to make basted eggs
Making basted eggs and keeping them liquidy without overcooking them is simple with this easy cooking hack. All you need to do is add a bit of water after placing the eggs and you’ll get that liquidy form.
Cooking hack 2: How to prevent over-boiling
Instead of having to check your boiling pot every second and worrying about it boiling over, a cooking hack you’ll absolutely love is placing a wooden spoon on top of the pot. This will prevent your liquid from boiling over.
Cooking hack 3: How to peel fruits easily
Peeling an orange or lemon can be really annoying. But when you’re using it for cooking and need the zest, you can easily peel it by heating it in the microwave for 30 seconds. The peel will easily slide right off.
Cooking hack 4: How to peel garlic gloves easily
Instead of getting your fingers all smelly, you can smash your garlic cloves by places a bowl on top of them and pressing down. After that, you can place them in a plastic container and shake them really well. This will allow the cloves to separate making it easy for you to fish the peeled garlic cloves.
Cooking hack 5: How to preserve herbs for later use
When you need to preserve fresh herbs, you can place them in water or olive oil and freeze them in an ice tray.
Cooking hack 6: How to re-heat food in the microwave without it drying
Re-heating food in a microwave can easily make it go dry and taste horrible. However, this can be easily prevented and your food can stay nice and fresh just by adding a glass of water in the microwave, too.
Cooking hack 7: How to properly clean an iron skillet
One cooking hack you’ll absolutely love that will save your cast iron skillet is by using salt to scrub your dirty pan. This will prevent your pan from rusting over time.
Cooking hack 8: How to check if your avocado is ripe
There are three colors you need to be aware of when checking if your avocado is good to eat or not. If you look at the skin under the stem and you find it yellow or green, it means it is good to eat. However, if it is brown, then it should be thrown away.
Further reading: 9 Smart Ways to Organize Your Kitchen