8 Quick And Easy Tricks To Make Your Food More Fun
Life is too short for boring food, and it's also too short to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen. Cooking can be a fun, relaxing activity, but it can also become a chore – especially when the dish you're cooking doesn't come out right or it takes way longer than expected to prepare. These 8 quick & easy tricks for preparing and serving food are here to help put the joy back into cooking! Save time making your food, create stunning dessert bowls that will impress even the most seasoned chefs, and make your time in the kitchen fun again with these simple tricks!
1. Oreo Mug Cake
- 1 sleeve of Oreos
- meat tenderizer
1.1 Use a meat tenderizer to crush the Oreos while they're still inside their packaging.
1.2 Transfer the crushed Oreos to a mug and add some milk. Microwave the mug at 600W for 1 minute 30 seconds, then enjoy your delicious Oreo mug cake!
2. Pop It Chocolate Bar
- 1 bar of chocolate
- pop fidget toy
2.1 Heat some water in a saucepan to 115°F and place a bar of chocolate in the water for about 5 minutes.
2.2 Place M&Ms in the wells of a pop fidget toy and cut off 1 corner of the heated chocolate bar's wrapper. Squeeze the melted chocolate over the entire toy.
2.3 Let the chocolate set, then pop out your fun chocolate treats!
3. Super Simple Sushi
- sesame seeds
- ice cube tray
- avocado, sliced
- tuna steak, sliced
- sushi rice, cooked
3.1 Place the sesame seeds in the wells of an ice cube tray. Cut the avocado and tuna into small rectangles the size of the wells, then place the pieces of avocado and tuna in the wells, alternating between the two ingredients.
3.2 Spoon some cooked sushi rice on top of the avocado and tuna and press down gently.
3.3 Flip the ice cube tray over, and the fastest & easiest sushi you've ever made is ready to be served!
4. Chic Spaghetti Bowl
- 1 whisked egg for the egg wash
- parchment paper
- wooden spoon
4.1 Whisk an egg for the egg wash and place the spaghetti on a piece of parchment paper. Brush egg wash over the surface of the spaghetti.
4.2 Bring some water to a boil in a pot, hold a wooden spoon over the boiling water, and place the spaghetti on top of the wooden spoon. Spoon some boiling water over the spaghetti noodles so that they gradually bend down over the spoon. Repeat this process with a second bunch of spaghetti noodles.
4.3 Place the 2 bent bundles of spaghetti perpendicular to one another, and now you have a cute, original serving bowl for a salad or side dish!
5. Caramel Dessert Bowl
- hard caramel candies
- parchment paper
5.1 Melt the hard caramel candies in a non-stick frying pan.
5.2 Wrap a small bowl in parchment paper and place it upside down on top of another piece of parchment paper.
5.3 Pour the melted caramel candies over the bowl and let it set.
5.4 Remove the bowl and parchment paper, and your caramel dessert bowl is ready to hold your favorite sweet treats!
6. Decorative Toast
- white bread
6.1 If you want to create cute designs in your toast, use your finger to press faces or shapes into the bread before you toast it. Once you've toasted the bread, the shapes that you pressed into it will be lighter than the rest of the toast.
7. Leftover Pizza Hack
7.1 Instead of heating up a slice of pizza in the microwave and making it all soggy, you can just use the toaster! Flip the toaster on its side, insert the slices of pizza, and heat them up.
8. Help Dough Rise Faster
- laundry dryer
8.1 If you want to speed up the process making bread or other baked goods, you can use the residual heat from your laundry dryer to help your dough rise faster. The rising time will be cut in half, so you can enjoy freshly baked bread way faster!
Toasters, ice cube trays, and even toys can be so useful in the kitchen! Now your time cooking and preparing food will change from being frantic to fun, plus all of your dishes will be served in style!