Freeze fresh herbs in olive oil or water in ice cube trays. This preserves their flavor, and you can pop a cube into your pan for an instant burst of herb-infused goodness.
Place an unripe avocado in a paper bag with a banana or apple. The ethylene gas produced by these fruits speeds up the ripening process.
Place a garlic bulb in the microwave for about 10 seconds, and the cloves will loosen, making them easier to peel without the hassle.
If a piece of eggshell falls into your bowl, use a larger piece of the shell to scoop it out effortlessly. The shell fragments are naturally attracted to each other.
Freeze a stick of butter, then grate it into your dough for easier incorporation and a more even distribution of butter in baked goods.
Freeze leftover wine in ice cube trays. These wine cubes can be used for cooking or to chill your wine without diluting it.
Create your own buttermilk substitute by adding a tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to a cup of milk. Stir, let it sit for a few minutes, and you have a handy buttermilk alternative.
Use a ketchup bottle to dispense pancake batter. This makes for mess-free pouring and allows you to create intricate pancake designs.
Place unripe fruits like bananas, apples, or tomatoes in a paper bag. The confined space helps them ripen more quickly due to the concentrated release of ethylene gas.