You thought you had it all figured out. You've cooked top-notch meals like Salisbury steak, but how many times have you been home alone with no will to cook? We've all been there, and we usually order in or make a sandwich. That's why you need to have some simple food hacks in your life.
You'll learn something new and who knows, maybe you'll try one of these yourself! These little secrets will change the way you think about cooking the next time you're hungry. With a few simple tricks, you can save time, money, and hassle by taking the easy way out.
The Trick Behind Eating A Doughnut
Eating donuts is great, but stop what you've been doing with them all this time. Instead, flip that tasty treat upside down. The real trick to eating a doughnut is biting down on it so that the icing is facing down.
That way, it will come into contact with your tastebuds first! Don't worry, you can still dip it in your coffee or tea. But, after all of these years, Homer Simpson couldn't have thought of this himself.
Any Kind Of Cheeto Works For This
What? Chopsticks don't have to be just for noodles and sushi. Some of us don't have the time or patience to eat that, so using chopsticks for Cheetos is the best of both worlds.
Once you do this, you'll never have orange fingers again! And what do we have to do when our fingers are orange? We have to wipe them off on our pants or lick that cheesy mess off of our fingertips.
Jelly On A Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Some people might be on board with this, while others won't. It sounds extremely weird, but it does have promise. Spread some grape jelly over the top of your grilled cheese. It can be a little messy, but, if you hold it like a slice of pizza, it's not too bad.
I really don't know about this one because it sounds unappealing. Maybe spread some ketchup on the bread? That could be a game changer.
Black And White Cookies
Black and white cookies have a new way of being eaten. Instead of ripping it in half or eating it whole, there's finally another alternative. Using a butter knife, split a black and white cookie.
Once you do that, each piece has a bit of black and a bit of white on it. If you want to feel extra fancy, dip the cookie in the milk. This is really like having your cake and eating it too!
Don't Stick To Just One Brand Of Cereal
Want to be a mad scientist during the most important meal of the day? Look no further. Combine different types of cereal to get awesome new flavor combos.
Be sure to stay within a certain flavor category. So, if you're looking for any fruity cereals, go with Froot Loops, Fruity Pebbles, and Trix. Or, if you don't want to stay within a category, follow your heart and mix it up with random cereals. Imagine Nesquik, Lucky Charms and Cocoa Puffs?
Put Peanut Butter On Bread Slices
Putting peanut butter on both slices of bread will be helpful in so many ways. First, by spreading the much drier peanut butter on both slices, with jelly in the middle, you've created an insulation layer between the moisture of the jelly and your bread.
Basically, this is a way to eat the classic sandwich so it doesn't get soggy from the jelly. When you reach for the sandwich hours later, you'll have a clean, efficient meal.
Breaking Off Mozzarella Sticks
Don't let your yummy mozzarella sticks ooze all over the place. Break open a mozzarella stick and peel off the breading. It sounds crazy, but hear me out.
Once you peel off the breading, eat them separately. This makes the whole experience much tastier and much more fun. You can get cheese and deep fried bread all in two mouthful bites. If you don't want to pull it apart, that's okay. Just eat it as it is!
The Key To Eating A Chicken Wing
Chicken wings are good to have with a cold one or whenever restaurants have them for half price. The key to eating a good wing is to first remove the bones so you can enjoy it in like three bites.
However, all that matters in the end is that you don't leave any of that sweat, juicy, delicious meat on the bone. If you prefer boneless wings, you're already a couple steps ahead of the game.
You've Been Eating Pringles Wrong
Pringles seasoning is only sprinkled on top of the chip and not on the side. Many people think that the snack is seasoned on both sides, but only the top side gets the sprinkle of seasoning.
This means that if you want the maximum taste of Pringles, you need to place it differently in your mouth. Eating them with the salty side down is so much better. That way, the lengthways edges pointing upwards hits the root of your mouth.
Upside Down Burgers
Hamburgers should be eaten upside down for a few reasons. As you bite down on that juicy goodness, your tongue touches the burger from the bottom. That means that toppings are easier to taste when the burger is upside down.
The tongue will come into contact with the toppings just before the patty. This is the ideal outcome, but there's something else you could do. There are these things called toothpicks that will hold it all together.
Frozen Grapes Are Like Mini Popsicles
When you have a fresh batch of grapes you bought from the store, freeze them. Within a few hours, they become like mini popsicles and the freezing process intensifies the sugary taste.
This is the perfect snack to have when you're craving some type of ice cream treat. Interestingly enough, some people do this with corn. They'll freeze it, then it eat raw like it's an alien version of popcorn.
Doritos And Sour Cream? It Can Be Done
Some people like to dip their pogos in mayonnaise while others dip Doritos into sour cream. It's a gift sent from the gods but there's an upside to this unexpected combination.
You don't even need to clean out all the delicious orange powder from the whole sour cream container. So, the next time you're at a party or a family gathering, you can proudly show this off.
Flip The Spoon For Ice Cream
Some people eat ice cream from their spoons in two steps. The first is to take a scoop, then flip the ice cream that's on it. Doing this will make the ice cream last longer and smaller bites may allow you to taste the ice cream more.
Trust me, it doesn't sound crazy because people do this with pudding and greek yogurt too. However, if you eat your ice cream with a fork, then you're probably from another universe.
Nibble On The Granola Bar
Granola bars like Quaker Caramel Nut are a nice snack to have on the go. I bet you didn't know that nibbling the bottom half of the bar will leave just the top two layers of caramel and chocolate.
That way, you can eat both together and the taste in your mouth is pretty darn good. It would be a good hack to share with your kids, and they probably won't stop doing it afterward.
Milano cookies consist of a thin layer of chocolate that's sandwiched between two biscuit cookies. If you're a fan of the Pepperidge Farm snack and enjoy one part of the cookie, here's what you need to do.
Whenever you have the cookie in your hand, eat the cookie part first to leave the chocolate in the middle for the last. That way, you get a tasty fudge treat. But, if you want to eat the cookie as a whole, that's cool too.
For The Ketchup Lovers
We all have that one friend who has a strange obsession with ketchup. The next time you're out with them, you can tell them this. Instead of salting, peppering or whatever you like to do with your fries, put some ketchup out and season that instead.
Sometimes, you'll have up to three ketchup piles on a plate with different spices. It sounds like an unorthodox way to use a condiment, but if it's that good, we'll give it a try.
How To Not Burn Your Hands
Hot pockets aren't the fanciest of meals, but it's something that will put food in your belly. If you absolutely need to use a knife and fork for every meal, this is definitely the meal to use it for.
Using those utensils is a great way to keep the skin in your mouth intact. Nothing is worse than eating some extremely hot food, then the top of your mouth catching on fire. This should help with portion control.
Stack Pizza Like It's A Sandwich
Pizza is good, but it's hard to eat a whole box of it on your own. So, put two slices of the Italian cuisine together for a pizza sandwich, with cheese in the middle of course!
If you dare attempt to take this for lunch to work, you'll be the envy of the lunchroom with this bad boy. This sort of thing works with a big single slice too. But, just fold the slice in half!
Freeze Them Gummy Bears
Sometimes, you get a mad craving for candy. No matter how healthy you are, it's okay to treat yourself to some gummy bears. However, there is something delicious about eating the gummy candy cold and out of the freezer.
They become really hard and then you can suck on them so they become chewy and soft to eat. Freezing the little bears will allow you to experience the flavor in all of its glory.
Lastly, But Most Importantly, KD
Ahhh, good olKraft Dinner. You got us through so many late nights in college. When eating that cheesy pasta, why not try sticking a macaroni into each tine of the fork?
It will certainly taste better, but some people will disagree with this. If you're one of those people, you probably eat it with a spoon, and we can't be friends. Mac and cheese is not soup and it's not ice cream. KD is an entity that deserves your fork.