cooking hacks you won’t believe

Shaken, not frothed

put the milk in a jar, screw on the lid, and shake, shake, shake until the volume doubles. Then microwave your froth for 30 seconds, and presto

Sink or swim

Eggs are still good beyond their sell-by date, but how long exactly? The amount of air inside an egg increases

Do-nut microwave your leftovers incorrectly

microwave a plate or container of leftovers—say, spaghetti mixed with tomato sauce—that it never seems to cook evenly

Laying down a bundt

Cutting corn off the cob—especially in large quantities—can be a tedious task. You’ve got to steady the cob, and the kernels end up going everywhere

Monster masher

If you’re still breaking up ground meat with a spoon or spatula, let us be the first to tell you: there’s a better way! Instead

Tear-free onion-chopping

Nearly all of them left us in tears . But by combining two methods, we can now chop tear-free. First, put your onion in the freezer for about 30 minutes

Light bulb moment

If you’re peeling a clove or two of garlic, nothing beats the old classic method of cutting off the root ends with a chef’s knife, putting the clove


If the only thing you make with your waffle iron is waffles, you are missing out. You can cook an entire breakfast with this handy gadget

Crumple up your parchment paper

Parchment paper is great for—and sometimes critical to—baking. But while it’s easy to lay down a piece on a baking sheet

Spooning with ginger

Fresh ginger is oddly shaped, so cutting it can be both difficult and wasteful. Try this method instead: First, wash the skin

Cutting the cheese with ease

A knife is almost always the best cutting utensil, but not when it comes to soft cheeses. The cheese always ends up sticking to the knife

The absolute best cleaner

You probably know about putting baking soda in your fridge to keep it smelling fresh, but baking soda can also deodorize garbage disposals, garbage cans