Discovering Some of My Favorite Food Hacks (Tips)

By DB
@dgobucks226 (23846)
September 16, 2020 3:54pm CST
If you've ever been frustrated with food preparation or just wondered if there was an easier way to do it there is. I came across some unique ways to enjoy my food and eliminate some of the hassles involved when making and eating those meals. Here are some of the suggestions... BANANAS I've always disliked peeling a banana although I love eating them. What always annoyed me is the pesky strings on the banana you have to peel off with your fingers. Well this tip solves that problem. Just flip the banana upside down and pinch it to open, then peel it the opposite way. No strings attached! CUPCAKES When eating cupcakes I always wished there was an equal amount of frosting throughout the cake. But cupcakes usually only have frosting on the top so the ratio of frosting to cake was never the same. It's kind of like peanut butter and chocolate. You want the same consistency so one item does not overwhelm the other when tasting it. Well, this hack solves the problem. Just slice the cupcake in half and place the bottom piece on top of the frosting making it into a sandwich. Cupcake and frosting...perfect together, enjoy! STICKY PASTA When making spaghetti I've had the problem of it sticking together. Has that ever happened to you? To solve it just add olive oil to the pasta after draining it in your colander. A small amount will keep it separated. Now those are some neat food preparations! What do you think of them? Were you aware of these food hacks? A "hack" refers to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method, that increases productivity and efficiency in all walks of life according to Wikipedia. Source- Eat This, Not That Photo- sallybakingaddiction.com
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@JudyEv (222379)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Sep
Apparently monkeys peel bananas 'upside down'. They're smarter than we give them credit for.
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@DianneN (192133)
• United States
17 Sep
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@dgobucks226 (23846)
18 Sep
Ha, ha! Well, monkey's are the banana eating experts aren't they..
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@DianneN (192133)
• United States
19 Sep
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@CarolDM (94465)
• United States
16 Sep
Good ones. I learned the olive oil and pasta tip a few years ago. Will have to try the cupcake one. Thanks!
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@dgobucks226 (23846)
18 Sep
Yes, the cupcake idea seems like a fun way to enjoy one. Of course another method would be to add frosting inside the center of the cupcake which would help distribute the flavor better.
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@CarolDM (94465)
• United States
18 Sep
@dgobucks226 Yes that would work too.
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@JimBo452020 (22138)
• Montrose, Scotland
16 Sep
Ok I admit it. I just want the cake in your photo.
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@dgobucks226 (23846)
18 Sep
Just kidding! It does look yummy
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
16 Sep
I love the tip about spaghetti. My always sticks.
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@dgobucks226 (23846)
18 Sep
Here is a Gordon Ramsey tip on cooking the perfect pasta. Enjoy! I think the cupcake one is interesting too, lol.
Gordon Ramsay Kitchen Essentials, How to Cooking Pasta Keep from Sticking. Adding olive oil to the cooking water is helpful, but if you really want to ensure...
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@Corbin5 (202868)
• United States
18 Sep
@dgobucks226 Thank you so much for this link!!!
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@dgobucks226 (23846)
19 Sep
@Corbin5 No problem
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@MALUSE (61621)
• Germany
16 Sep
All Italians know what to do with sticky pasta! :-)
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@JimBo452020 (22138)
• Montrose, Scotland
16 Sep
And it sticks where the sun doesn't shine only joking Italians who may see this.
@MALUSE (61621)
• Germany
16 Sep
@JimBo452020 There are no Italians on the site at the moment. So you're safe. I can tell you that this is not a joke Italians know. They'll tell you that they throw some spaghetti at the ceiling and if the spaghetti don't fall down, they know that the pasta is ready.
@LadyDuck (302453)
• Switzerland
17 Sep
@MALUSE And adding olive oil does not work at all. Pasta sticks because most people do not use enough water.
@moonandstars (43168)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
17 Sep
i've put ordinary oil but, my pasta still got sticky. i thought i can use any oil? thanks for bananas cause, i hate touching those things
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@dgobucks226 (23846)
18 Sep
Yes, those banana strings are a pain to peel. Try putting a tablespoon of olive oil in the pot with the pasta. in addition to after. That should help.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
19 Sep
@dgobucks226 now i have to buy an olive oil. geez, thanks
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@LadyDuck (302453)
• Switzerland
17 Sep
Okay the one about spaghetti is an old trick that does not work at all. Use more water and the spaghetti will not stick.
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@dgobucks226 (23846)
18 Sep
According to Chef Ramsey adding olive oil in the pot while cooking and after in the colander helps with sticking. Just saying. Of course, that's one Chef's opinion which from your cooking experiences you disagree with..
Gordon Ramsay Kitchen Essentials, How to Cooking Pasta Keep from Sticking. Adding olive oil to the cooking water is helpful, but if you really want to ensure...
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@LadyDuck (302453)
• Switzerland
19 Sep
@dgobucks226 I totally dislike Chef Ramsay, he is not even Italian, what does he know about pasta?
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• Agra, India
17 Sep
Wow. These are really helpful tips and easy to follow as well
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• Agra, India
19 Sep
@dgobucks226 so true..they are so helpful
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@sol_cee (23304)
• Philippines
17 Sep
Cupcake sandwich does even the frosting!
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@dgobucks226 (23846)
18 Sep
Yes, a terrific tip. Cupcakes can sometimes be dry without enough icing on them.
@RasmaSandra (35254)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
17 Sep
Thanks for the tips. I do use a bit of oil when I boil pasta,
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@dgobucks226 (23846)
18 Sep
Here is a Gordon Ramsey tip on cooking the perfect pasta. Enjoy!
Gordon Ramsay Kitchen Essentials, How to Cooking Pasta Keep from Sticking. Adding olive oil to the cooking water is helpful, but if you really want to ensure...
@sallypup (40496)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Sep
Just give me the cupcake in the photo and I will leave quietly. Thanks.
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@dgobucks226 (23846)
18 Sep
One word can describe that cupcake.......
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@NJChicaa (89256)
• United States
16 Sep
I like the cupcake idea
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@dgobucks226 (23846)
18 Sep
The cupcake one is really good as without enough icing they can tend to be dry tasting.