22 Kitchen Hacks You Need to Know

Waffle iron cookies, Dutch oven bread, muffin tin crab cakes - make your favorite kitchen tools do double duty with these switch-hitter recipe ideas.

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Rice Cooker Mac & Cheese

"I made this for a party and it was a hit! It's the easiest and best mac and cheese I've ever made."

-Chabear01

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Ice Cream Maker Berry Margaritas

"These were super delicious and refreshing. I loved their beautiful color."

-May I Have That Recipe

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Chicken Dinner in a Bundt Pan

"This chicken turned out so great and so moist! I purchased a seasoned chicken, so I didn't even need to add spices."

-Nor Cal Cook

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Dishwasher Salmon

"We tried this out of fun and curiosity, and it definitely was a neat little experiment to show the kids!"

-Claidan

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Lasagna Cups

"I found these to be great as a snack, lunch or dinner. Not only are they delicious to eat, they're even easier to make."

-May I Have That Recipe

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Baked Risotto

"This is the most-authentic-tasting oven-baked risotto recipe I've found. I added a little cream at the end and it came out wonderfully decadent."

-Cooks4_6

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Homemade Microwave Popcorn

"Wow! I just tried this and it worked perfectly. It was done in just two minutes!"

-dale!

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Food Processor Frozen Peach Yogurt

"I used canned peaches and added a little more yogurt. The amount of sweetness was just perfect!"

-Boomette

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Slow-Cooker Berry Cobbler

"Yum! We've made this with strawberries, peaches and other fruit. It comes out wonderfully every time."

-Chef #384918

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Huevos Rancheros Potato Waffles

"This dish was such a great combination of textures, and it was very flavorful too!"

-colleenlucky7

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Cookie Ice Cream Sundae Cups

"We filled our cups with ice cream, candy, sprinkles and anything else the boys could get their hands on. This is a great recipe for budding cooks!"

-Saturn

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Bread Machine Doughnuts

"These came out light and delicious. More than one member of the family came in and wondered who had made a doughnut run!"

-4sweeper

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Toaster Oven Pizza

"I prefer this over takeout pizza! I'll sometimes add finely chopped fresh herbs or some pepperoni slices. Yum!"

-Debbie #5

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Taco Shell Bowls

"Although these are baked, they still come out crispy. I sprinkled some salt, garlic powder and chili powder on mine before baking, and they were absolutely delicious."

-Chef #1420578

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Lemon Blender Pie

"I had this at a recent birthday luncheon and I just had to have the recipe! It's a much easier alternative to lemon meringue pie and tastes much better."

-Debloves2cook

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Bread Machine Bagel

"I made these today and they were fabulous! The cinnamon raisin ones were absolutely divine. I won't be buying bagels again!"

-Michelle_78

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Waffle Iron Chocolate Cookies

"This was such a fun way to make cookies! They come out nice and crisp, and they aren't overly rich, even when frosted."

-diner524

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Muffin Tin Crab Cakes

"I used imitation crab, but otherwise made them exactly as written. I loved that they were quicker to make than regular crab cakes!"

-Carol Elizabeth

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Dutch Oven Bread

"We thoroughly enjoyed this! I liked how rustic it looked and how delicious it tasted."

-Sydney Mike

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Cast-Iron Blueberry Pie

"When you want a nice thick blueberry pie, make it this way in an old frying pan. It comes out perfectly golden brown on top with a crispy crust."

-Recipe Maven

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Omelets in a Bag

"This works great! We were amazed at how perfectly the omelets cooked. And the best part is that everyone can build their own!"

-Jaki

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Waffle Iron Reuben

"These were wonderful! I've served them several times and I end up sharing the recipe nearly every time."

-Kewlgranny

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