This Remarkable Food Trick Saved Us Hours In the Kitchen

2022-09-20 Stories

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Cooking can either be fun and exciting or it can be a boring chore that you simply have to do to survive. It’s your choice to make! If you’re ready to speed up your whole cooking process and want to have as much fun as possible while doing so, here are few impressive food hacks to do just that. No fancy appliances or rare spices required! Just the things you already have in your kitchen.

Can You Still Eat Those Eggs?

Most eggs are still relatively fresh even after the expiration date, but how can you tell whether they are edible or not without actually cracking them? Here’s a quick trick that will take you less than a minute to perform.

Fill a large bowl with cold water and put a few eggs you want to test in there. Immediately, you will notice that the eggs will either go to the bottom of the bowl, remain somewhat standing, or completely float to the surface.

The ones that are floating to the surface are the oldest as they contain more air in them – we wouldn’t recommend eating them. The ones that stand on one end aren’t too fresh, but they are still good to eat. And the freshest eggs will always sink to the bottom of the bowl as they are the ‘heaviest’ and have almost no air in them (the air gets through eggshells as time goes by).

The Wooden Spoon Trick

If you’re one of those people who like cooking pasta but are very bad at keeping an eye on the whole process, then you might have already tried the fabled wooden spoon trick that prevents the pasta from boiling over.

It might sound like magic, but it does work quite well! Why, you might ask? Well, the spoon is hard and water resistant, so it keeps on breaking all those bubbles, returning  them back into watery state.

The spoon is cooler than the foam, so it works like a charm at keeping all those hot bubbles at bay. But when the spoon heats up – oh boy, you really want to be there when it happens because all the magic will fade away and the carriage will turn into a pumpkin right away, creating a mess in your kitchen. So, don’t leave your pasta unattended for too long!

What You Should Do with an ‘Empty’ Nutella Jar

A jar of Nutella never goes fully empty, you know? There are always some delicious leftovers there that you want to scoop, but it just seems so time-consuming. And you can’t just throw it all out, right?

Here are a few hacks that will help you enjoy all that deliciousness. The easiest way to finish your Nutella is to simply pour a glass of hot milk into the jar to create a sweet and yummy hot chocolate drink.

Another thing you can do is eat oats right from the jar, scooping all that extra Nutella while you’re having breakfast. You can also put some cereals into your ‘empty’ jar of Nutella and enjoy an even tastier treat.