You can make cooking a lot easier if you know how to think outside of the box. If you are sick of crying while cutting onions or your food sticking to the pot, there’s a hack for that. There are tons of tips you can use in the kitchen to spice up any dish or just take the stress out of the culinary arts.

1. Keep bread in your teeth while cutting onions, it will absorb the vapors and stop you from crying.

15 Tricks That Can Kill Your Cooking Problems Like Water on a Fire

2. When eggshell pieces get stuck in the yolk, use the remaining shells to fish it out.

15 Tricks That Can Kill Your Cooking Problems Like Water on a Fire

3. Use cups to make your own cupcake holders…and customize them too!

15 Tricks That Can Kill Your Cooking Problems Like Water on a Fire

4. Immerse fruit in ice water for 5 minutes to make them easier to peel.

15 Tricks That Can Kill Your Cooking Problems Like Water on a Fire

5. An open drawer is the perfect free space for a cutting board.

15 Tricks That Can Kill Your Cooking Problems Like Water on a Fire

6. To prevent crumbs when chopping up eggs, run the knife under cold water.

15 Tricks That Can Kill Your Cooking Problems Like Water on a Fire

7. Old water bottles can be converted into the perfect cookie cutters — they can also shape donuts!

15 Tricks That Can Kill Your Cooking Problems Like Water on a Fire

8. Add some water to smooth out your eggs, sunny side up.

15 Tricks That Can Kill Your Cooking Problems Like Water on a Fire

9. Toast your spices on low heat to enhance the flavor of their natural oils.

15 Tricks That Can Kill Your Cooking Problems Like Water on a Fire

10. Keep on the lid when making rice since the steam helps cook it.

15 Tricks That Can Kill Your Cooking Problems Like Water on a Fire

11. Measure ingredients by weight, not volume, when baking.

15 Tricks That Can Kill Your Cooking Problems Like Water on a Fire

12. Never keep tomatoes or citrus fruits in the fridge as the cold depletes the flavor and aroma.

15 Tricks That Can Kill Your Cooking Problems Like Water on a Fire

13. To check for freshness, place eggs in water. Keep the ones that sink, not the ones that float.

15 Tricks That Can Kill Your Cooking Problems Like Water on a Fire

14. Coat your measuring cup with egg to prevent molasses or honey from sticking.

15 Tricks That Can Kill Your Cooking Problems Like Water on a Fire

15. Salt can bring out the sweetness of any sour fruit dish, whether it’s a grapefruit souffle or blueberry jam.

15 Tricks That Can Kill Your Cooking Problems Like Water on a Fire

What are some other cooking tips you like to use in the kitchen? Please share them with us in the comments!

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