SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Kitchen hacks can help us save time, stay organized and just make things so much easier while we're making our favorite meals. Here's four of my favorite hacks that I use in my kitchen all the time.
Cut multiple cherry tomatoes at once
Sitting and slicing small cherry tomatoes can get tedious. This hack allows you to cut numerous tomatoes at once. Place the cherry tomatoes on a lid for a food storage container. Make sure the rim side is up. Then place another lid on top with the rim side down. Use a sharp knife to cut from one side to another. You should use your free hand to hold the lid on top in place by gently pressing down.
Keeping freezer produce bags closed
Don't you hate when you can't find a clip for your frozen produce bag to stay closed? This hack will help with that. Instead of just ripping the bag open, use scissors to cut it down the middle. Then after you get what you need, use the sides to easily tie it together. No clip needed and the bag stays closed.
Easily peel garlic
This is one of my favorite tools. No one wants to peel garlic forever. Using a garlic peel roller will save you so much time. You just stick the garlic in the tube, then roll it with your hand back and forth a few times and the skin comes right off.
Keep iced coffee from getting watered down
The hot temperatures are here and no one likes watered down iced coffee. Instead of using plain ice, make coffee ice cubes. When you have leftover coffee, instead of pouring it out, pour it in an ice cube tray then put it in the freezer. Then, when you're making your iced coffee, throw some coffee ice cubes in and you'll no longer have to worry about watered down coffee.
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