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3 of My Favorite Kitchen Hacks

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I love finding ways to make my life easier in the kitchen, don’t you? Here are three of my favorite kitchen hacks! Give them a try and let me know what you think!

In this post I share three of my favorite kitchen hacks - freezing onions, easy clean-up when peeling potatoes, and keeping water from boiling over.

Freeze Diced/Chopped Onions

Raise your hand if you’ve ever bought a bag of onions only to use one or two and then throw the rest away because they ruin. Well, up until a few years ago that was me. So I decided to try freezing onions. After all, you can freeze just about anything, right? I’m happy to report that onions freeze very well!

When I get a new bag of onions I’ll whip out my handy dandy onion chopper and go to town. I’ll chop up the entire bag of onions and place them in ziploc sandwich/snack bags. I usually put about 1/2 cup in each bag. (Use whatever amount you’ll use at one time). Place the individual ziploc bags into a gallon bag (this will keep your freezer from smelling like a onions). Then when you’re cooking and need some chopped onions, simply pull out one of your individual bags! Easy peasy!

 

In this post I share three of my favorite kitchen hacks - freezing onions, easy clean-up when peeling potatoes, and keeping water from boiling over.

Easy Clean-Up When Peeling Potatoes

I don’t know anyone that enjoys peeling potatoes. If you do, more power to ya! ;o) I used to peel potatoes over the trash can, only to drop the potato into the trash and have to go fishing for it. No thanks!

Now I peel potatoes in the sink. I’ll open up a grocery bag and peel the potatoes over the bag. When you’re finished peeling, all you have to do is pick up the bag and throw it away! Clean up is a synch!

 

In this post I share three of my favorite kitchen hacks - freezing onions, easy clean-up when peeling potatoes, and keeping water from boiling over.

Keep Water From Boiling Over

Most of us have seen this trick on Pinterest. I was a skeptic, that is, until I tried it.

Simply place a wooden spoon on top of your boiling pot. I don’t know why/how the wooden spoon keeps it from boiling over but it does.

What’s your favorite kitchen hack? I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!

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13 Comments

  1. Candy
    Candy08-26-2013

    Well, aren’t you the smart one! Great tips! Thanks!

    • ThriftyT
      ThriftyT08-26-2013

      Glad you like ’em. Thanks!

  2. Emily E.
    Emily E.08-26-2013

    I love the shredding chicken in the kitchen aid trick. Do it all the time. The wooden spoon trick is great- but most of the time I forget until the pot has already boiled over. ;)

    • ThriftyT
      ThriftyT08-27-2013

      I’ve never heard of shredding chicken in the kitchen-aid. I’ll have to check that one out!
      And I’m with you Emily, most of the time I remember to use the wooden spoon as the pot is boiling over. Ha!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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