Find yourself grilling the evening meal often in the dark? In the absence of a well-placed outdoor light, don a camping head-lamp (also known as a spelunker’s, or miner’s, light). This contraption not only allows you to point the light directly where you are looking but also keeps your hands free for cooking purposes.
#2 Can of Pork & Beans
Aside from fueling you by the campfire, this can has peeling powers. Whack a garlic clove with the bottom of a can. The weight of the contents help crush the clove, and the lip at the bottom of the can keeps the clove neatly in place on the work surface.
#3 Knot Skills
To ensure even cooking of a tenderloin (which narrows at one end, called the tip), it counts to put those knot skills to work. To prevent over-cooking, fold the last 6 inches of the thin tip end under the roast. Tie 12-inch lengths of kitchen twine crosswise along the length of the roast, spacing the ties about 1½ inches apart.
#4 Swiss Army Knife
Peeling the skin from a slippery potato can result in scraped fingers or a dropped potato. When peeling a raw potato, insert a corkscrew (handily attached to your Swiss Army knife, or otherwise), which will hold the potato in place and give you a handle to grip.