19 Tips To Remix And Reboot Meals

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Everyone needs to eat, everyone's broke, and nobody wants to wait. Because of that, we've all come up with fast, easy shortcuts for improving our cheap meals. And since we're all probably in ruts, we asked our readers to tell us their most unexpected, interesting hacks for making plain foods better.

They didn't disappoint. Feast your appetite on the following:

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Want the delicious restaurant chips and salsa experience? Chit YOUF HEAT YOUR satsa CHIPS Pack it in ice Toss them on a or even throw cookie sheet at

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Instead of using salt on your pasta, squeeze in some lemon juice to give your dish a delicious, tangy taste while helping you cut down your sodium int

Crack an egg into yOur ramen while it's boiling. You'll wind up with a yummy poached 0 egg noodle bowl.

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Cut down on fat while adding flavor and moisture to your meals by cooking with wine! It's great with almost anything from making marinade to sauteing

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For a breakfast CRACKEDOON that's healthier than oatmeal 40WHCLEO Millville mixed with ROLLED OATS sugar, but still Hearty /00% Whole Croin Ot burstin

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Ice cubes are great but fruits are better! BRIREFOOT REFRBLIL BBFEEY By adding frozen berries (or chopped fruits) to your drink, you'll garnish, enhan

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Grilling fish is often annoying because it tends to stick Not a problem anymore if you lightly spread mayonnaise on your fish before you grill them. C

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CRACKEDCON Replace the milk in your french toast recipe with SALTED CARAMEL COFFEE CREAMER (the all- natural kind.) Great with fried apples Salled ara

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Add a few drops of oil to water to keep it from boiling over. CRACKEDCON

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Drop a big spoonful of peanut butter into hot ramen noodles. Youll have a homemade pad Thai with all of its savory sweet peanut goodness. CRACKED COMT

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Pouring pancake batter from a squeeze bottle (or an empty syrup/ketchup bottle) will give you the perfect round shape or any other creative shape you

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Add your favorite flavor of Doritos to meatloaf in place of breadcrumbs. It'll give it a Dorites unique, DoMtos alaMTA crunchy Doritas Doritas >orites

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CRACKEDCO Recipe calls for caramelized onions? Plain Baking Soda Make them in half the time by sprinkling some baking soda on the onions!

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Want to get the most out of poultry and red meats? Cinnamon. Far from just being great with desserts, it also brings out Schwarti the more delicate CI

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Want to grill some burgers, but are worried about the centers getting too dry? Place an ice cube in the center!

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Salt is good with any food. That includes fruit. ADD A PINCH OF SALT TO ANY FRUIT TO INTENSIFY ITS FLAVOR. Green apples are delicious with salt, which

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To make dollar store coffee taste gourmet, put a spoonful of your favorite herbal tea CRACKEDOON into the coffee maker. DAILY BASICS 240 Ground Coffee


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Grill frozen tater tots in your panini press for around eight minutes for perfect drive-thru style hash brown bites. CRACKED COM