Turn your ice tray into a cocktail machine, your instant oatmeal packets into a fancy brunch, and your tonic water into neon cake frosting: Yes, you can do all this and more, thanks to the latest life-changing hacks—which make even the biggest kitchen klutz look like a pro. This year, we've seen everything from upside-down mimosas to frozen waffle pizzas, sugar-loaded Kardashian cornbread, mayo-grilled sandwiches, and the most awesome iced coffee ever, and we'll never look at our kitchen the same way again. Tell us which hack is your new go-to in the poll below.
1. Champagne Ice Cubes
You never know when you’ll need a mimosa at a moment’s notice. Skip the trip to the liquor store, and just keep frozen Champagne cubes in an ice tray. When the mood strikes, voila: an instant “upside down” mimosa. Cheers.
2. Japanese-Style Iced Coffee
The Japanese have perfected everything from noodles to seafood to toasters, and now they’re winning at iced coffee too. This trick is so simple, it’s totally genius, and if you’re a year-round iced coffee fiend like us, it will change your life.
3. Glow in the Dark Frosting
4. Mayo Grilled Cheese
Think mayo belongs on the inside of your sandwich? Wrong: It belongs on the outside, at least when you’re making grilled cheese Gabrielle Hamilton’s way. Ditch the butter and check out her brilliant hack for getting that perfect, evenly browned crust on your sandwich, and never look back.
5. Fancy Instant Oatmeal
If your instant-oatmeal game begins and ends with drizzling syrup or butter on top, you’re seriously missing out. Topped with everything from tropical fruit to kale-and-eggs, those oatmeal packets are your ticket to a fast and fabulous breakfast you could even serve your brunch guests, and no one will be the wiser.
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