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27 Clever New Ways To Use Your Kitchen Appliances

Make easy ice cream in your food processor.

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Just freeze the base in an ice cube tray, then blend into creamy perfection. Get the full explanation and recipe here.

A processor is also the fastest, best way to make homemade pizza dough.

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Seriously, better than hand-kneaded. Get the explanation and a recipe here.

Use your waffle iron to make extra-crispy hash browns.

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Triple the crannies! Get the recipe here.

And waffle BROWNIES.

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Get the recipe here. Honestly, the waffling possibilities are endless.

Quickly shred cooked meat in a stand mixer.

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Pretty self-explanatory, but here’s how.

Kitchenaids can also whip up homemade butter.

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Here’s how to make it.

Use a popcorn popper to toast nuts.

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This is a fast, easy way to toast nuts without the risk of burning them. Put 1/4 cup of nuts in and turn on the machine for about a minute, until they turn golden-brown.

In times of need or confusion, a coffee maker can boil vegetables and other foods.

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To be clear: This is neither easier nor more effective than using a normal pot. But handy when you’re in a hotel room and desperately craving broccoli? 

Use a French press to whip cream…

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It won’t get super fluffy, but is a great shortcut if you just need a nice dollop to put on a slice of cake.

…or brew loose tea.

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The built-in strainer makes it handy for all kinds of things.

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29 Food You Didn’t Know You Could DIY

Homemade Tater Tots


Hard to say exactly what it is about pellet-shaped hash browns, but gosh, aren’t they magical? Try the basic recipe first and then play around with cool flavors and dipping sauces.

Homemade Magic Shell

Real witchery: Melted chocolate + coconut oil turns solid when it hits cold ice cream. Get the recipe.

Homemade Klondike Bars

The ultimate application of the aforementioned magic shell. Get the recipe.

Homemade English Muffins

Once you make your own crannies, you’ll never go back. Get the recipe.

Homemade Greek Yogurt

Or regular yogurt, if you prefer; just leave out the final step of straining. Get the recipe.

Homemade Sesame Sticks

Bad news for incurable snackers. Get the recipe.

Homemade Marshmallow Creme

Fluffernutter sandwich, here I come! Get the recipe.

Homemade Raisins

One of those things that you obviously don’t need to make yourself, but should probably try just because it’s so neat. Get the recipe.

Homemade Mustard

Nice and spicy and, more importantly, very easy. Get the recipe.

Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch

There’s nothing like eating what are essentially sugar-covered squares of pastry dough for breakfast. Get the recipe.

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8 Wacky Cones You Can Make for Your Next Ice Cream Fix

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE CONE

Blogger Nick Chipman of Dude Foods admits it took several tries before getting this cookie cone just right. Baking one giant cookie (use your favorite recipe!), then rolling it with a cone as soon as it came out of the oven did the trick. “Once the cone cooled and hardened, it was all set to eat!” he says. “[But] do you know what really took it to the next level? The chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream that I filled it with!”

PRETZEL CONE

If you like a salty-sweet combo, this is the cone for you. Created by the Cone Guys in Philadelphia, where dipping pretzels in ice cream is a local tradition, this golden goodie is a classic pretzel in cone form, just waiting to be filled with your favorite frozen flavor. As Cone Guys owner Mike Williamson says, “Pretzel cones turn an ice cream treat into an event!”

GRAHAM CRACKER CONE

After making a tangy-sweet key-lime-pie ice cream one day, blogger Garrett Kern had an idea: Put his homemade treat in a graham-cracker cone, which would replicate the classic pie recipe’s famous crust. Genius! After mixing up a batter that included graham cracker crumbs and rice flour (see recipe below), Kern created a 6-inch circle template, which he used to make round cookies. As soon as they were baked, he rolled each on a cone mold, which you can easily make at home. The hardest part: waiting for the cones to harden so he could scoop in that zesty ice cream!

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