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20 Food Hacks We’ve Tried and Loved

20 Food Hacks We’ve Tried and Loved

Dust in cereal is actually quite easy to get rid of, and so are flies that fly around your food during the summer months. Finding unusual yet helpful tools in ordinary things is always a good idea, especially when it comes to handling certain products so that they keep bringing you tasty joy for longer. These hacks are cheap, uncomplicated, mess-free, and fun!

1. Always have a perfectly cool drink on hand during hot seasons.

 

20 Food Hacks We’ve Tried and Loved

 

Fill 1/4 of a bottle with water so when it’s put on its side, the water stays just below the bottle’s neck. Then put the bottles in a freezer. When you need a cold drink, just take one of the bottles out, fill it up with anything you like, and enjoy a perfectly chilled drink.

2. Prevent tomatoes from rotting quickly by putting them upside down.

20 Food Hacks We’ve Tried and Loved

Tomatoes’ “shoulders” are sturdier while their bottoms are more delicate. Pressure from a table or plate will make them rot faster which is why it’s best to flip them upside down.

3. Remove cherry seeds with a funnel.

To enjoy your cherries without pits, use a funnel. Simply put cherries on top of the piece of fruit, push down, and voilà — your treat is ready!

4. Cook your marshmallows over a toaster.

20 Food Hacks We’ve Tried and Loved

20 Food Hacks We’ve Tried and Loved

6. Use a colander to prepare the remaining bits of cereal from a box/bag.

20 Food Hacks We’ve Tried and Loved

20 Food Hacks We’ve Tried and Loved

 Many blender attachments will fit on mason jars.

8. If you don’t have a cookie rack, you can use skewers instead.

9. Try a pizza cutter if you need to mince ingredients for scrambled eggs.

10. Keep the bands on the asparagus in place so they don’t roll all over the place while you cut the ends off.

11. Keep flies out of your wine while sitting outside.

20 Food Hacks We’ve Tried and Loved

12. Bake 2 pizzas at once in 1 pizza-sized oven.

13. If you have a pack of bagels, use the hole in the bagel to stuff the open end of the packaging in. This way, they stay fresh!

20 Food Hacks We’ve Tried and Loved

 14. A hairdryer will help you to remove excess moisture from a chicken to make it super crispy.

 

 

 

source: brightside

BLUEBERRY MUFFINS RECIPE FROM THE MUFFIN MAN!

BLUEBERRY MUFFINS RECIPE FROM THE MUFFIN MAN!

Try making these simple and delicious blueberry muffins, and then eat them while watching me on The Muffin Man episode of Sing Along With Tobee. I can’t think of anything better…. Yum!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp butter, melted
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¾ tsp lemon zest
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ cup blueberries (If frozen, do not thaw before using)

Directions

  • Prepare a 12-cup muffin tin with 12 paper liners or non-stick spray.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Stir well with a whisk.
  • In a larger bowl, whisk together butter, sugar, sour cream, lemon zest and egg until smooth.
  • Add flour mixture and stir just until combined. Fold in blueberries. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake at 375◦ for 25-30 minutes until tops are golden and toothpick inserted into centre of muffins comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5-10 minutes. Finish cooling on rack.

I hope you enjoy these yummy blueberry muffins!

 

 

source: supersimple

OCTOPUS PIZZA

And what better way to bring the ocean to life than by making these Octopus Pizzas with your kids at home. Not only are they a creative lunch option, but they also come with a lesson. You can talk about the sea: what creatures live in it, and how we can be good care takers while we make them. Now that is what we call eating with purpose!

The best part of these Octopus Pizzas is how easy the tentacles snap off, especially for a toddler. Kids will love ripping each one of them off and nibbling on them individually.  

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 store bought pizza dough
  • 1/2 c. pizza sauce
  • 1 c. mozzarella cheese (for the head)
  • sliced black olives (for the tentacles and eyes)
    (may be substituted with green peppers slices, mushroom slices, etc)
  • 4 slices pepperoni (for the eyes)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Divide the dough in half. Each half will make 1 octopus.
  3. Divide the dough again. Shape half of that dough with your hands into an oval shaped for the octopus head. Using the other half, cut into 8 strips for the tentacles.
  4. Place the dough head on one of the baking sheets. Place the tentacle pieces along the bottom half of the head, gently firming the dough down.
  5. Bake for 6 minutes.
  6. Remove and cover the head and tentacles with pizza sauce.
  7. Spread out the cheese evenly on the head and place the sliced olives on the tentacles. Add the pepperoni and olive eyes.
  8. Bake another 6 minutes and then broil for 3 minutes or until nice and brown.
  9. Repeat for the second octopus.

 

 

Source: supersimple