Okay, we’ve all been there: 3 hours of searching #lifehacks on Pinterest just to save a couple minutes of our time. Let us spare your precious time by avoiding the mindless searching. Here are some food hacks that are a combination of weird and brilliant:

1. Use Your Macbook Power Adapter as a Bottle Opener


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Crack open your favorite drink and prove to everyone that Macs > PCs. If you don’t have a Macbook, there are other ways to open bottles.

2. Use Floss To Cut Cake and Cheese

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For when you’re too lazy (or excited to eat cake) and you’ve run out of clean knives.

3. Use Tortillas Instead of Plates

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Save yourself some time (and help the environment). Go all out and make your own tortillas.

4. Crush Oreos and Put Them In a Salt Shaker

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Add some Oreo dust to your favorite ice cream.

5. Crush Doritos and Put Them In a Salt Shaker

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If you’re looking for something a little more savory.

6. Use Spoons If You Don’t Have a Roasting Rack

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Now you can finally roast whatever you want (chickennutsveggiesgarlic – you name it).

7. Add Salt and Cinnamon to the Oven Floor to Reduce Smoke

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It’ll be easier to clean your oven later, too.

8. Keep Your Cake From Going Stale with Bread and Toothpicks

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Or eat all of the cake in one sitting so you don’t have to worry – that’s what we do.

9. Easily Cut Fruit and Veggies

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Efficiency at its finest. More fruit hacks right here.

10. Eat Pizza Without Using Plates

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Save yourself from washing dishes by using the pizza box.

11. Clean Your Oven With Vanilla Extract

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Pour some vanilla extract on a rag and scrub your oven racks. Turn on the oven and enjoy the delicious vanilla scent.

12. Put Salt On Watermelon To Sweeten It

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Also, to amp up your chocolate chip cookies, sprinkle some salt on them a few minutes before they finish baking to accentuate their texture and flavor.

13. Replace Sour Cream with Greek Yogurt

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Greek yogurt is so versatile.

14. Store Cookies With an Apple Wedge to Keep Them Moist

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This is the cookie monster’s favorite food hack. (Or you can make this 1-serving microwave cookie in a mug.)

15. Make Frosting Out of Pudding

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More detailed instructions here.

16. Use Avocados Instead of Mayonnaise In Sandwiches

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Bonus healthy food hack: use avocados instead of butter when baking food.

17. Cake Mix + Coke = Delicious Fluffy Cake

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This simple two-ingredient recipe will make you stop following box instructions. More details here.

18. Use Marshmallows Instead of Frosting

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Put large marshmallows on your cupcakes 5 minutes before they finish baking in place of frosting. (If you got some extra marshmallows, use them up by making these 8 recipes.)

 19. Put Onions or Garlic In Your Socks For Better Sleep

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We promise it works – it’s backed by science.

20. Make an Egg Burger

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The hamburger version of the eggocado.

21. Keep Your Ice Cream Soft by Storing It In A Ziplock Bag

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Soft serve deliciousness –it’ll make you want to eat ice cream for every meal.

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