10 Cooking Tips and Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

Silas & Grace

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Whether you’ve been cooking for awhile or you’re just beginning, I promise you, it’s not that hard. In fact, I didn’t even know I’d like cooking until I started. It was like, “Wait a minute. Hold up. Now that I know I can cook and like it.. does this mean I can basically make and eat whatever I want?” It was kind of liberating to know that with just a few cooking tips, I was well on my way to making whatever I wanted. Can anyone say bacon wrapped food every night?

Anyways, if you’re a bit intimidated when it comes to cooking, you know, you’re not too sure what spices to use or how much (I get it, it’s pretty risky), or you’re not sure what certain cooking terms mean, that’s ok. I searched for some awesome infographics to get you well on your way to making your first epic meal. I mean, you could Google it (like how every annoying Yahoo answer person says), but I think it’s a bit more convenient to have everything in one place. So I hope you find the cooking tips you need!

If You Need Some Help With Spices


Now spices are a bit tricky, too much red pepper and your mouth is burning, too much of the cinnamon and the dessert is ruined. But the trick is to know what spices go with what meals and add just a little bit at a time until it’s reached the flavor you want. Then over time you’ll be more comfortable and adding spices will be a second thought.

From Cook Smarts.

Those Tricky Cooking Terms and What They Mean


Not all of us are cooking pros which is why we need all the help we can get. Especially when it comes to translating recipe instructions and what the different terms mean.

From Style Caster.

For Cooking Grains Just Right


Now if you can, get a rice cooker (it solves so many problems I swear). But if you don’t have the money for one right now or you prefer the over-the-stove method, then this infographic is great for you. Seriously some great cooking tips.


Know Your Mixers


Now whether you’re baking a cake or making soup, this infographic is great. I’ve always been in love with the Kitchen Aid (stand mixer), but it doesn’t blend and mix everything. So knowing just what I need makes my cooking a whole lot easier.

From Buzzfeed by Justine Zwiebel.

Substitutes for Your Baking Needs


If you love to bake, then this chart is definitely for you. I really like this because sometimes, I don’t always have the ingredient the recipe calls for.

From EreplacementParts.

Boiling Your Best Egg


Now whether you’re topping a salad or ramen with a boiled egg, this chart is super helpful.

From Greatist.

Conversion Charts to Make Things Easy


Now if you need to know how to convert Celsius into Fahrenheit or know how many tablespoons are in a cup, then you should definitely save this graph.

From JavaCupcake.

Your Ultimate Kitchen Cheat Sheet


Because sometimes you just need an all in one graph for cooking tips. And if you’re really new to cooking, then this is a handy guide to memorize or come back to.

From Everest.

Bonus Infographics!

For An Easy Go-To Meal


Crazy days happen, I get it, and that’s why I really like this graph. It shows you how to make stir fries; one of the easiest and healthiest dinner options you can make.

From MyFitnessPal.

How to Store Your Food


Now this may not be cooking tips, but it’s definitely handy to keep around when you want to make sure your food doesn’t spoil (because you know, the more you cook, the more fresh ingredients you’ll have around).

From Buzzfeed by Jenny Chang.

Cooking and Prepping Hacks


Yeah, this one’s long, but these cooking tips are definitely worth the save. A lot of these are great ideas and will save you some time (and/or frustration) when cooking.

From Fine Dining Lovers.

When it comes to cooking, you really have to get out of your comfort zone. And when you do, you’ll realize that you’re still in your comfort zone; you never left. Things just become easier and more simple.

Now I hope that these cooking tips helped you and if you have any yourself, let me know in the comments down below! I’d love to hear about them!

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Silas & Grace

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

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