If there’s something you need to know about me, it’s that I love spending time in the kitchen. One of my favorite thing to do in the kitchen? Trying out new food tricks and hacks I hear about on the Internet. Recently, I came across a list of food tricks involving toothpicks that I had no idea about. And let me tell you, some of these tricks are pretty ingenious…
Try adding a toothpick to a strawberry in order to make a fruit topiary. These fruit topiaries make a perfect centerpiece for a baby shower, birthday, or any event where you want to add a colorful splash! Interested in making one yourself? Check out the tutorial here!
There’s no better way to keep produce fresh than by capping the ends you would have otherwise thrown in the trash with toothpicks.
Want to cook potatoes evenly in the microwave? Use toothpicks to give it legs to stand on so it cooks evenly.
Same thing goes for butter. If you want to soften butter without melting it, try elevating it on a dish using toothpicks before placing it in the microwave.
Using toothpicks, you can grow your own sweet potatoes. Poke toothpicks in the spud and place them over a jar of water. Once sprouts start popping through the skin, you’re read to plant them! Check out the tutorial here.
If you want to make cook like a chef, you need to think like a chef. The next time you’re trying to stuff chicken breasts. Try using toothpicks in order to keep everything in place. You’ll find that your chicken will come out a lot more evenly cooked!
The next time you need to keep cake fresh, try placing sandwich bread on the sliced parts of the cake using toothpicks in order to keep the cake fresh.
Don’t let dinner guests throw away toothpicks in random places. Try using a lemon to serve as a place for guests to poke their used toothpicks!
You can even use toothpicks to check whether something is done baking. If you insert the toothpick and it comes out clean with no batter, you’re done baking!
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Bonus: Your kids will love this one. Tell your kids to write a message on a banana using a toothpick. You’ll find that after a bit of time the banana will bruise where the toothpick was applied and the message will darken. What a fun way to write some secret messages to each other!