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The Secret Ingredient You Should Be Using on Your Grilled Cheese

A classic grilled cheese sandwich is one of life's simplest pleasures, but there's one easy tweak that takes it to the next level. This incredibly simple hack, endorsed by celebrity chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton, among others, uses an ingredient found in almost every refrigerator in the U.S. — none other than our old friend mayonnaise.

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    The Secret Ingredient You Should Be Using On Your Grilled Cheese Sandwich - Mashed

    The Secret Ingredient You Should Be Using On Your Grilled Cheese Sandwich - Mashed

    When it comes to the greatest sandwiches of all time, you'd have to put the classic grilled cheese right at the top of the list. No one really knows …

    The Secret Ingredient You Should Be Adding To Your Pancakes - Mashed

    The Secret Ingredient You Should Be Adding To Your Pancakes - Mashed

    Pancakes are one of America's favorite breakfasts – just ask IHOP, since according to owner Sunshine Restaurant Partners, the chain sells more than 700 million of them each year. In fact, as anyone even vaguely familiar with IHOP's international menu can tell you, pancakes are a worldwide phenomenon – after all, they didn't just make up those French crepes and Swedish pancakes for marketing purposes.

    The Secret Ingredient You Should Be Adding To Your Breakfast Potatoes - Mashed

    The Secret Ingredient You Should Be Adding To Your Breakfast Potatoes - Mashed

    Potatoes may not play a leading role in any breakfast meal, but they are usually a reliable supporting player. At least, they can be a pretty solid side dish, there to help soak up excess egg yolk and bacon grease. At times, though, breakfast potatoes can be more of a disappointment, as they can turn out too greasy, too mushy, or too bland. If you'd like your potatoes to give a really standout performance, there is one ingredient that will make them crispy on the outside and tender on the inside while lending them a subtle hint of sweet, all without anybody but you ever knowing it's there. Just like a stealthy lift or tuck, this potato enhancer is nobody's business but your own, unless you decide to let others in on this little secret. What could this hidden helper be? Why, it's none other than pancake mix! Together, these two-bit players can have superstar potential.

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