Mother Knows Best
Unless you've got unlimited time and unwavering skills in the kitchen, cooking meals at home can be, well, a pain in the ass. As a mom of four who loves to cook but doesn't love the chaos that ensues while I do so (ahem, the baby emptying my cabinets and the toddler climbing on the counter to snag veggies off the cutting board) I am always on the hunt for shortcuts and ingredient swaps to make my time in the kitchen less stressful. From TikTok tips to some suggested shortcuts that aren't all that safe, there's a lot of noise to weed through but never fear, dear reader — some hacks actually hack it. Here are some of my tried-and-true methods.