#1 The Perfect Boiled Egg
Are you tired of picking the oldest eggs to boil just so they will be easier to peel? There's a simple solution to this: add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda when boiling eggs. The shells will simply slide off and you'll be left with some perfectly boiled eggs.
#2 How To Cook The Best Rice
It's tricky to cook the rice to be perfectly al dente. Luckily, there's a way that works out every time. The water-rice ratio should be 2:1. So, if you're using 1 cup of rice, add 2 cups of water. Works like a charm and it's approved by Jamie Oliver.
#3 Potato Makes Everything Better
Oversalting a soup or a stew can happen to anyone. It's an honest mistake that can be fixed in a matter of seconds. Add one potato to your dish and watch the magic happens. The potato will soak up all the salt and leave your food just the way it was supposed to be- NOT OVERSALTED.
#4 The Softest Mashed Potatoes
To make the softest mashed potatoes with no lumps you'll need milk. But, not just any kind; it needs to be warm. Otherwise, your cooking venture will go south. Cold milk will make the potatoes look grey. Yes, it would taste as bad. No one wants to eat rubbery potatoes. Yuck!
#5 No More Oil Burns
One of the most annoying things about cooking is oil splashing all around while frying something. Not only it grinds your gears it can hurt you. Oil burns can leave nasty blisters and don't get me started on the red skin and pain. To prevent this, add some salt to your pan before frying. That will prevent the oil from splattering.
#5 The Coolest Ice Cubes
We all want ice cold drinks in the summer, but there's a tiny problem; ice cubes will water down our drinks. No one wants a blunt coffee or ice tea. There's a cool way how to avoid that. Freeze a tray of ice cubes with your preferable drink. Now you've got ice tea cubes, lemonade ones and even wine cubes for a little "alone time". To enrich your plain glass of water, add any desirable ice cube. Hmm, lemonade sure sounds nice!
#6 One Banana, One Egg
Oh, no, you're baking a cake and you're one egg short! What to do, what to do??? The shop is closed, your neighbour is out of town... Well, looks like you're gonna use that ripe banana. Wait, whaaat? Yup, mashed banana can substitute one egg. Although it's a good solution, next time remember to buy more eggs. You don't wanna end up with a banana bread, do you?