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6 Simple Cooking Hacks That Will Make You Feel Like An Expert Chef

6 Simple Cooking Hacks That Will Make You Feel Like An Expert Chef

These cooking tips and tricks may not turn you into a gourmet chef, but they will save you time, money, and, in some cases, embarrassment.

1. Save a scorched pan
To save a scorched pan, sprinkle the burned bottom with baking soda, then add four to five tablespoons salt, plus enough water to cover, and let stand overnight. Scrape out charred remains with a rubber spatula.

A very crusty frying pan (from cooking pancakes) on a camping stove, from an overhead view.
2. Prevent extra cooked pasta from hardening
Stash extra pasts in a sealed plastic bag and refrigerate. When you’re ready to serve, throw the pasta in boiling water for a few seconds to heat and restore.

pasta
3. Freeze waffles and pancakes
Package extra pancakes and waffles as single servings in airtight plastic bags and freeze. When you need a quick breakfast, just reheat the frozen treats in your toaster.

Blueberry Pancakes

4. Prevent burnt milk
If you burn milk while heating it on the stove, add a pinch of salt to temper the scorched smell and taste.

milk
5. Keep honey clear
Microwave on medium heat, in 30-second increments, to make honey clear again.

honeyyyy
6. Make veggies crunchy
When radishes, celery, or carrots have lost their crunch, simply put them in a bowl of iced water.

crunchyHow do you keep your veggies crunchy?

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A “Chef in Training”, teaching myself how to cook one recipe at a time. I LOVE being in the kitchen and have a great love for good food! I have some amazing taste testers and get a thrill out of perfecting and finding new recipes!

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