Toaster Bags to Sliceable Popsicles: 15 Great Kitchen Hacks

Best of 2010

What is a kitchen hack? A kitchen hack can be anything from a really clever tip that saves time and energy in the kitchen, to a tip or technique that helps you reuse or repurpose one tool to do even more. A really good kitchen hack will help you save money by showing you how to get a desired effect with something simple and ordinary you already have in your kitchen — instead of with a new and expensive gadget. So, having said that, here are a few favorite kitchen hacks from the past year at The Kitchn! Ice cream sans machine, foamy milk without a frother, and poached eggs you can make at the office,

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• 1 How To Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Machine: An Easy, Foolproof Method
• 2 How To Dry Mushrooms In The Oven
• 3 How To Poach an Egg in the Microwave
• 4 Quick Tip: Pre-Freeze Fruit In A Form
• 5 How to Make Milk Foam (Without a Frother or a Machine!)

AND MORE...
• 6 Tip: Store Garlic and Shallots in a Bamboo Steamer
• 7 MacGyver Kitchen Hack: Truss A Chicken With Gauze
• 8 Incompetent Cabinet Doors? A Hack to Keep 'em Closed
• 9 Kitchen Hack: Make a Toaster Bag Out of Parchment Paper
• 10 Kitchen Hack: Make Sliceable Popsicles in a Loaf Pan
• 11 Kitchen Hack: Make Whipped Cream in a French Press
• 12 Build a Makeshift Salamander For Your Steaks
• 13 Extend A Sauce With A Bag Of Frozen Carrots
• 14 When You Don't Have a Measuring Cup: Buy Yogurt!
• 15 No-Knead Bread Hack: Making a Sandwich Loaf Instead

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Welcome to The Kitchn's end-of-year roundup! We are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the last year, including lots of recipes. We are also shaking out our reader mailbag, and giving you a few more great guest posts from our friends.

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