If you walked into my home close to dinner time, you probably wouldn’t gather this information from looking around, but I actually really do like cooking, trying new recipes, combining ideas, etc. However, with young kiddos, it’s been years since I’ve had very many consecutive minutes to experiment and make time-consuming meals during the week (because my husband Steve isn’t home yet to help with kiddos). So, I mostly make meals that don’t require much time and I LOVE shortcuts that help save me time before the inevitable cranky kiddo melt-downs happen.
I was browsing around online last week and started finding all of these great tips that help save time in the kitchen — and was pinning one after the other! But then I started finding other really cool kitchen hacks and ideas that I thought were so useful, so I decided to round all these ideas up and share them with you guys……..because I can’t be the only one who loves shortcuts or helpful ideas for the kitchen, right??
Anyway, hope they’re useful for you guys too! :)
Grill Fish Atop Sliced Lemons To Prevent Sticking (plus, it adds yummy flavor!) via Life As Mama
Pit Your Fruit The EASY Way (with any gadgets) via Make It and Love It
Pancake Batter Pen (fun for making cool shapes and letters with your batter) via Amazon
Keep Lemons Fresher Longer (by placing in water and keeping in fridge) via The Glamorous Housewife
Large Pasta Pot with Strainer Lid via Amazon
How to Keep Greens Fresher For Longer via One Good Thing By Jillee
Use an Apple Slicer To Cut Potato Wedges via Amazon
Flex Pot Clip (to hold those messy spoons) via Amazon
How To Quickly Slice or Mince Basil via Make It and Love It
Citrus Sprayer via Amazon
How To keep Celery Fresh LONGER (dry completely, then wrap in foil…lasts so much longer) via The Frugal Girls
Egg Yolk Extractor (…keeps yolk from breaking) via Amazon
Add Marshmallow to Brown Sugar to Keep Sugar Soft via Creek Line House
Slice Soft Cheese with Unscented Dental Floss via Real Simple
Fold Flat Grater (…a space saver!!) via Amazon
Freeze Fresh Herbs in Ice Cube Trays & Olive Oil via The Kitchn
Water Bottle Ice Cube Tray via Amazon
Extend the Life Of Your Bananas by separating them (keeping them together causes them to ripen faster) via One Good Thing By Jillee
Cake Batter Dispenser via Amazon
Freeze Leftover Broth In Ice Cube Tray (and then place frozen cubes into freezer bag and use as needed) via Life As Mama
Onion Holder (keeps the smell off your hands) via Amazon
Peel A Whole Head Of Garlic in SECONDS via Creek Line House
Storage Bag Opener and Holder via Amazon
Get More Juice from Limes and Lemons (pop them into microwave for 20 seconds first) via One Good Thing By Jillee
Apple Corer via Amazon
Warm Up Knife With Warm Water Before Slicing Cake (and you’ll get a non-messy slice every time) via Life As Mama
Ripen Bananas in Oven For Last Minute Banana Bread via The Kitchn
Revive Wilted Veggies (place in bowl with 2 cups water & 1 teaspoon vinegar for 1 hour or so) via One Good Thing By Jillee
Transforming Silicone Whisk (from round to flat….great multi purpose tool that also stores well) via Amazon
Light a Candle While Cutting Onions to REDUCE TEARS via Creek Line House
Slice a Watermelon into STICKS…..for less mess! via Make It and Love It
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