You can use a pen to seal your chip bags.
Sometimes you want to close that bag up but you've run out of bag clips or tape to use. Just grab a pen with a cap on it to hold the seal.
More Cooking & Food Tips
Tape the logo from the boxes of drinks that you stock your cooler with so your event guests know what's inside
If you're having a BQQ and put out a couple coolers with different beverages inside of them, just cut out the logos from the boxes the drinks came in and tape them to the top. Now your guests don't have to dig through the ice find out what drinks might be inside.
Maintain the perfect ratio when eating a cupcake, by cutting half of the cake and putting it on top
Use a wine bottle to roll dough if you don't have a rolling pin
Hang your take-away food on the backseat handle's hook to prevent it from sliding around as you drive
Be sure to ensure the bag is tied very well, and hang it on the hanger clip of the handles in the backseat of your car.
To determine if an avocado is ripe, pull the stem off and look under it.
If the stem comes off easily, and is green underneath, it's ripe. If the stem comes off easily, and is brown underneath, it's overripe. If the stem doesn't come off easily, then it's not ready yet.
Revive your wilted produce by submerging it in water overnight and placing it in your fridge.
This tip works with asparagus, broccoli, lettuce, and many other types of produce.
If you want perfectly crispy bacon, you need to boil it.
Bacon contains muscle and fat. The muscle cooks more quickly than the fat. By pouring just enough water to cover the bacon in your pan, the water will prevent the temperature from getting too high so the fat can render out. Just wait until the water has evaporated, the bacon will get nice and crispy.
Keep the juices from the meats and vegetables that you roast.
You can re-use this stock in other dishes or even make a gravy with it.
Wait until your chicken is cooked half-way through before coating with sauce.
The sauce won't burn the chicken and you will have a more flavorful piece of meat.
Rinse canned beans before using them.
Rinsing canned beans reduces the amount of complex sugars that can be digested which will also reduce the amount of flatulence you would experience otherwise!