Most of the weird cooking tips you hear are bogus, but some weird cooking tips actually work! The only way to know for sure is to try them yourself, so here are 5 weird cooking tips that I can personally vouch for.
1. Instead of adding milk and sugar to your coffee, try adding a spoonful of vanilla ice cream. I learned this tip from a fan on the Wisconsinmade.com Facebook page. Ice cream does the job of milk, sugar, and an ice cube- adds creaminess, sweetness, and brings the temperature down to drinkable range. So next time you make a cup of coffee, head over to the freezer for some ice cream, you can even have a few bites, I won't tell!
2. Plain, non-fat greek yogurt as a substitute for sour cream. My husband was skeptical of this tip, but once he tried it he was hooked. Now we never buy sour cream and use greek yogurt to top baked potatoes, chili, and tacos. Greek yogurt tastes just as good as sour cream and has less than half the calories.
3. Broccoli stalks are tasty! Have you been throwing away the stalks of broccoli all of these years? Stop! Just peel the tough outer layer away with a vegetable peeler or remove it with a knife (like in this video), cut in to bite size pieces and cook along with the rest of the broccoli, or enjoy it raw with vegetable dip.
4. Cooking bacon in water. Sounds crazy, I know, but I tried it and it works perfectly, plus it prevents burning. Watch the video to find out how to cook bacon with the "water method".
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5. Use dental floss to slice cinnamon rolls. If you've ever made homemade cinnamon rolls, you know it's impossible to slice them with a knife without smashing them. Instead, try using dental floss to neatly slice each roll. Watch the video and be amazed!
What's your favorite weird cooking tip?