Good food doesn't have to be complicated; just a few simple tricks can save you time, money, and hassle. And you can find them on r/FoodHacks!

From getting the most out of your leftovers to making the perfect wrap, this subreddit has plenty of useful and simple tips to help you get better results in the kitchen.

If, however, you don't take my word for it, consider this: the subreddit already has over 2.1 million members. That number wouldn't be so big if it was pure nonsense now, would it?

#1

Some Grocers Are Using Banana Leaves As An Alternative Way To Package Without Plastic

Some Grocers Are Using Banana Leaves As An Alternative Way To Package Without Plastic

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Fine if you have them lying around?

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#2

Wrap Hack

Wrap Hack

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Woltax
Community Member
2 months ago

Hmmm😋

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#3

If You Have A Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter, You Also Have Reindeer Cookies Cutter. Awesome Isn't It. See Image Below To Understand How

If You Have A Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter, You Also Have Reindeer Cookies Cutter. Awesome Isn't It. See Image Below To Understand How

If you have gingerbread man cookie cutters, you also have reindeer cookie cutters

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

I love this!

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#4

Use An Apple Corer To Prep Roast Potatoes

Use An Apple Corer To Prep Roast Potatoes

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

I like!

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#5

If You Eat A Hard Taco Over A Soft Tortilla Shell You Get A Second Taco

If You Eat A Hard Taco Over A Soft Tortilla Shell You Get A Second Taco

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Holes2Heaven
Community Member
2 months ago

Game Changer

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#6

Chiles Change Name Once They Are Dried

Chiles Change Name Once They Are Dried

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Chipotle is not just a dried jalapeno, it is smoked. Heavenly!

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#7

Use A Spoon To Anchor Your Strainer

Use A Spoon To Anchor Your Strainer

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Bharathi Raja
Community Member
2 months ago

cool hack

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#8

Aldi Pasta Sauce Jars Have Measurements Under The Stickers!

Aldi Pasta Sauce Jars Have Measurements Under The Stickers!

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
Community Member
2 months ago

Why they put it under though?

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#9

New To The Sub, So Sorry If This Has Been Done Before. But The Bottom Of J.lohr(As Well As Any Similar Shaped Wine Bottle) Makes A Great Press For Homemade Ravioli

New To The Sub, So Sorry If This Has Been Done Before. But The Bottom Of J.lohr(As Well As Any Similar Shaped Wine Bottle) Makes A Great Press For Homemade Ravioli

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Inga Paškevičiūtė
Community Member
2 months ago

Ravioli ravioli, give me the formuoli

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#10

Grilled Cheese Cooked In A Waffle Iron (The Holes Hold Extra Soup)

Grilled Cheese Cooked In A Waffle Iron (The Holes Hold Extra Soup)

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Aahzmandus Pervect
Community Member
2 months ago

What?! Grilled cheese tomato soup dunking? Is that a thing?

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#11

This One Helps Me Out On Occasion. Hope It Helps You As Well!

This One Helps Me Out On Occasion. Hope It Helps You As Well!

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Donkey boi
Community Member
2 months ago

'Curry blend'???? What kind of curry, North Indian, South Indian, Korean, Chinese, Thai??? The word 'curry' is a suffix, it is supposed to be added after the region it is inspired from!

Nat Hedley
Community Member
2 months ago

'That'll Do Curry'. Yeah, this kind of recipe(ish) makes me sad and frustrated. A cuisine of a region builds up over hundreds of years, refined and evolved by tons of trial and error by thousands or millions of people to get the perfect balance and then along comes something like this, like a plastic flower.

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third molar
Community Member
2 months ago

The Indian spice combination is a weird. No one i know uses anything with this combo!!

Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

The Greek one is also weird speaking as a Greek

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WednesdayAddams'HashbrownOrder
Community Member
2 months ago

The Cajun one is completely wrong. Cajun and Creole cooking doesn't typically use cumin or ground coriander seed. Here's the one I use. 4 parts garlic powder 3 parts paprika 2 parts onion powder 2 parts oregano 1 part black pepper 1 part white pepper 1 part cayenne pepper 1 part thyme

Jamie
Community Member
2 months ago

I can't follow this. Are the vertical lines dividers? Why are the spice blend titles in different places on each line? This is crappy graphic design!

Johnny
Community Member
2 months ago

They are continuations from the previous line where it says "continuation". It's probably more apparent in person when the colors are more visible, but you can see how the continued line matches the color of the section it was continued from.

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Johnny
Community Member
2 months ago

They missed one: American Spice Blend: "1 Tbsp salt". This seems to be the only spice many American restaurants use.

Anna Phalactic
Community Member
2 months ago

Seem to recall garam Masala being 7 spices.. cloves, fenugreek, cumin, cardamon, coriander garlic and chili. Came back from central india with this 25 years ago - but I see from Google that there are many variations of the recipe..

Nathan Jones
Community Member
2 months ago

Do not follow the Italian spice blend when it comes to making your own pasta sauce. Italian marinara/spaghetti sauce does not have oregano in it. It's bitter and overpowering. The only spice blend you need for marinara is basil and parsley. And always add it during the last 10 minutes.

Casey Burns
Community Member
2 months ago

Also. Don't just read left to right like I just did. Pay attention to the "continued" and where the vertical line is for full spice combination.

Lu
Community Member
2 months ago

Saved!

Whatshername
Community Member
2 months ago

In so many ways

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Pepper Pots
Community Member
2 months ago

Thank you for this

Danny Ruiz
Community Member
4 days ago

You surely won't be hired in a Mexican Reataurant as a cook. No Cilantro?

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
2 months ago

that's cool - very helpful

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
2 months ago

On behalf of my neighbors from India, and their fantastic cooking... Who came up with *that* "curry"? Good grief! ....

Manuel Delgado
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah. We all the rest of the world with our simple stuff.

Anita Pickle
Community Member
2 months ago

The Cajun stating cayenne to taste is actually great, but possibly misleading, you need a lot of cayenne. A lot. And "to taste" makes it sound minimal.

Joe Alcocer
Community Member
2 months ago

I only had 3 of these spices in my spice rack :(

Nevits Yibble
Community Member
2 months ago

This is pretty bush league. The whole spirit of spice blending is to make it your own

John C
Community Member
2 months ago

I cook a fair amount and I do not keep both regular and smoked paprika - who are these culinary wizards?

thefaithfulspouse
Community Member
2 months ago

I do

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Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
2 months ago

Wish they would distinguish mild from hot, do not like heavy spices, takes away the food taste, never sure why people don't just eat the stuff on its own if they like it hot.

thefaithfulspouse
Community Member
2 months ago

I was looking for something like this!

Christie Schmitz
Community Member
2 months ago

I need this!

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#12

2 Frozen Pizza 1 Tray? No Problem

2 Frozen Pizza 1 Tray? No Problem

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
Community Member
2 months ago

How I never thought about this before ?!?!

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#13

Keep Some White Grapes In The Freezer. You Can Use Them As Ice Cubes In Your White Wine, And When You Finish, You Get To Eat A Wine-Infused Grape!

Keep Some White Grapes In The Freezer. You Can Use Them As Ice Cubes In Your White Wine, And When You Finish, You Get To Eat A Wine-Infused Grape!

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Bharathi Raja
Community Member
2 months ago

awesome!

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#14

Wrap A Piece Of Lettuce Around One Side Of Your Sandwich/Burger To Keep The Goods From Falling Out The Other Side

Wrap A Piece Of Lettuce Around One Side Of Your Sandwich/Burger To Keep The Goods From Falling Out The Other Side

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Kat
Community Member
2 months ago

I just use this and forego the buns.

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#15

Good Knowledge

Good Knowledge

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
Community Member
2 months ago

I always thought dry spices are forever. It's not true ? I use too many, no chance to stay even for a year.

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#16

I Hope This Is Helpful

I Hope This Is Helpful

Here's a useful counterintuitive fact: one 18 inch pizza has more "pizza" than two 12 inch pizzas

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

And I thought I was the only one calculating the price per square centimeter when ordering pizza online...

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#17

When You Finish A Jar Of Mustard, Don’t Throw It Out - Make Delicious Salad Dressing With Only 3 Ingredients. Put Ingredients Into Jar, Shake Vigorously, Done

When You Finish A Jar Of Mustard, Don’t Throw It Out - Make Delicious Salad Dressing With Only 3 Ingredients. Put Ingredients Into Jar, Shake Vigorously, Done

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Clearly sunny
Community Member
2 months ago

Yum.

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#18

I Really Wanted A Hot Dog But Didn't Have Any Buns So I Used A Baked Potato Instead

I Really Wanted A Hot Dog But Didn't Have Any Buns So I Used A Baked Potato Instead

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

That's a totally different type of food

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#19

Look At This

Look At This

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Or just stand them up?

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#20

My Husband Is Using Our Baby Monitor To Keep An Eye On The Temperature Of His Smoker While He Works

My Husband Is Using Our Baby Monitor To Keep An Eye On The Temperature Of His Smoker While He Works

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Smart!

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#21

For Easy-To-Eat S'mores, Try Making Them In Ice Cream Cones

For Easy-To-Eat S'mores, Try Making Them In Ice Cream Cones

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Clever and neat, but I like my mal low slightly burnt. 😋

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#22

Elevating The Bacon Keeps It Out Of The Grease And Allows Hot Air To Circulate Around The Strips, So They Cook And Crisp Evenly

Elevating The Bacon Keeps It Out Of The Grease And Allows Hot Air To Circulate Around The Strips, So They Cook And Crisp Evenly

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 months ago

Works for turkey bacon too

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#23

Empty Ketchup Bottles Make Excellent Batter Holders And Dispensers

Empty Ketchup Bottles Make Excellent Batter Holders And Dispensers

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Clearly sunny
Community Member
2 months ago

This is cool.

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#24

Place Pepperoni Over Bagel Holes When Making Homemade Pizza Bagels. Cheese Won’t Melt And Stick To The Pan, Gives Toppings More Surface Area

Place Pepperoni Over Bagel Holes When Making Homemade Pizza Bagels. Cheese Won’t Melt And Stick To The Pan, Gives Toppings More Surface Area

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Clever!

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#25

Clean A Spice Grinder, Aka Coffee Grinder, By Blending Up Some White Rice Inside. It Will Trap Any Leftover Spices And Aromas

Clean A Spice Grinder, Aka Coffee Grinder, By Blending Up Some White Rice Inside. It Will Trap Any Leftover Spices And Aromas

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

But a coffee grinder is supposed to smell like coffee....

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#26

Add A Little Brown Sugar To The Egg To Caramelize Your French Toast! Also, Yay For Breakfast At Dinner!

Add A Little Brown Sugar To The Egg To Caramelize Your French Toast! Also, Yay For Breakfast At Dinner!

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LvH
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

We use cinamon in the Netherlands. Healthier then adding sugar. (With milk you get Wentelteefjes :) )

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#27

Try The Lemon Method Under The Salmon To Avoid Burning Your Fish

Try The Lemon Method Under The Salmon To Avoid Burning Your Fish

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Eslamala
Community Member
2 months ago

You can use the bottom of a springform pan, also. Lemon will not only kill the natural fish's flavor, but will also overcook it. If you like your fish lemon-ey, just add some zeste on top instead (grated lemon skin)

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#28

Hubby Was Using The Oven And I Needed To Proof My Focaccia, So I Ran The Dryer For 3 Minutes Then Put In My Dough. Worked Great!

Hubby Was Using The Oven And I Needed To Proof My Focaccia, So I Ran The Dryer For 3 Minutes Then Put In My Dough. Worked Great!

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Pungent Sauce
Community Member
2 months ago

In a larger and less attentive family this could have made for a hilarious ‘after’ pic.

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#29

Don't Want To Mess Up 10 Bowls For Tacos? Use Muffin Tins!

Don't Want To Mess Up 10 Bowls For Tacos? Use Muffin Tins!

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Or toss in one bowl and call it taco salad.

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#30

Splatter Shield Was Too Small For My Pan

Splatter Shield Was Too Small For My Pan

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MAKtheknife
Community Member
2 months ago

I think it would burn those lovely bamboo utensils.

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