Food is life. Food is love. Food is happiness. But sometimes, food gets a little boring. We can’t all eat in five-star restaurants every night, or buy the most expensive ingredients. But there are ways to hack the system. One or two simple tweaks to the way you cook could change the way your food tastes forever. Check out these super simple cooking hacks and be amazed!
1. Grill your PB&J Sandwich
Flickr user veritatem
Warm peanut butter is basically what heaven tastes like.
2. Put Chocolate Chips Inside Raspberries
Flickr user Muffet
The perfect sweet snack in its own package.
3. Put Salt On Your Watermelon
Flickr user Rameez Sadikot
The salt makes the sweet taste even stronger. Your summer will never be the same.
4. Slice Your Greens And Then Wash Them
Flickr user jules:stonesoup
Sometimes kale or other dark greens can be a little bitter. Try chopping them up and THEN washing them – it tones down the sharp taste.
5. Finish Cooking Your Pasta By Cooking It In The Sauce
Flickr user velkr0
You probably cook the pasta completely and then add sauce. Try cooking the pasta a few minutes short, draining it, and then simmering it for a few more minutes in the sauce.
6. Use Leftover Mashed Potatoes…In A Sandwich
Flickr user Masahiro Ihara
The best part of Thanksgiving can live forever.
7. Don’t Have Crackers? Put Cheerios In Your Tomato Soup
Flickr user Christian Cable
Trust us. Breakfast + dinner = awesome.
What other cooking hacks do you swear by? Tell us in the comments below!