How to Make the Most of Life Hacks
Life hacks are things that can help you save time or make your life easier, and they are typically short, relatively simple, and fun to do. Try your hand at a few easy tips and tricks when you are resting on the beach, taking care of the kids, cooking, or even cleaning. There is an infinite number of lists of life hacks available online; nevertheless, you should always use your best judgment to determine whether or not a life hack is helpful or safe.
Cooking and Food Prep Hacks
1- Put a wooden spoon on top of a pan so that it won't boil over when you put it on the stove.
The frothy bubbles that are produced when water is brought to a boil are filled with steam. The surface tension of the bubbles will be broken if they come into contact with anything with a temperature that is lower than 100 degrees Celsius (212 degrees Fahrenheit).
Because a plastic spoon could melt and a metal spoon would get extremely hot to the touch, the best option is to use a spoon made of wood.
2- A convenient way to cook a dinner is to use a coffee machine to create ramen noodles.
Put the noodles in the pitcher, and then pour the required quantity of water into the reservoir. Turn on the dispense cycle, then wait the allotted amount of time for the noodles to soak in the piping hot water that is dispensed. Place them in a bowl and then top them with the toppings.
You can also add the spices to the carafe, but doing so will make it much more difficult to extract the flavor of the Ramen Noodle seasoning from your coffee maker.
Before moving forward, check to see if the machine contains an empty coffee filter. If it does, remove it. There is no requirement for the addition of a clean filter.
3- If you want the crust to be crispier, reheat any remaining pizza in a skillet.
After placing the skillet over a heat source of medium intensity, apply a fast spray of cooking spray or a few drops of cooking oil. Warm a slice of pizza in the pan for two minutes, cover it, then reduce the heat to medium-low for another two minutes or until the cheese has melted, whichever comes first.
Before placing the cover on the pan, sprinkle a few drops of water over the surface of the pizza to help it cook more quickly on top. Be careful, however, because any oil that may be present in the pan may cause splattering.
4- Make use of vertical space by hanging your cookbooks from a clip-on skirt hanger.
To keep the cookbook open, make use of the two clips located on the hanger. Put the hook end of the coat hanger onto the handle of a neighboring cabinet to make a quick and highly useful holder for your cookbooks.
The open book will be at the ideal height for quick reference, and it won't take up any of the valuable space that would otherwise be taken up by it.