Have you ever had a recipe that called for a lot of lemon juice, and it felt like a waste to buy so many lemons? Well, there’s a way to get more juice for your money!
Place your lemons in the microwave for twenty seconds on high. This will soften the citrus fruit, making it easier to squeeze and get nearly all of the juice out. So, when life gives you lemons, get to squeezing!
Upgrade Your Iced Coffee
Iced coffee is a summer staple and, even throughout the year. But there's one problem: The ice melts and your coffee gets weak and watery. But did you know there’s a clever hack to not only keep your coffee from getting weak but to make it stronger too?
Just grab an empty ice tray, fill it with cooled, brewed coffee, and pop it in the freezer. After a few hours, add the ice cubes to your cold coffee so it remains strong, even after they melt.
Burnt Doesn’t Have to be Bad!
Does your kitchen smell like a failure because you just burned most of your recent batch of cookies? Do not fear and don’t throw them in the trash! Instead, grab a cheese grater and gently scrape off the blackened parts.
And, if you still have some darkened edges or are worried your friends will see that they were in the oven a bit too long, simply cover them with frosting or melted chocolate. Problem solved.
The Perfect Bananas
Bananas. It seems like they are either overripe or under-ripe, but it’s hard to find them when they are perfectly ripe. Well, let a banana hanger help you out!
This simple kitchen contraption allows the bananas to hang (separate from other fruits that can expedite the ripening process) so that the entire fruit is exposed to the air and ripens slowly and evenly. So, not more suddenly brown bananas!
Easier Mashed Potatoes
Let’s face it, as delicious as mashed potatoes are, they can be a bit labor-intensive to make. If you’re used to preparing them with a handheld potato masher, get ready for a simple switch-up: The hand mixer.
After boiling your potatoes so that they are pretty tender, toss them in a sturdy bowl and get to mashing with a hand mixer. It will reduce some of your hand fatigue, get the job done quicker, and produce lump-free mashed potatoes.