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5 cooking hacks to keep you warm: Pizza rolls, nachos and Nutella hot chocolate

Try Justin Chapple's easy recipes for sheet-pan nachos, microwave hot chocolate, pizza rolls, Crock-Pot mulled cider and waffle sandwiches.
/ Source: TODAY

Justin Chapple, the test kitchen pro behind Food & Wine's Mad Genius Tips and author of the new book Mad Genius Tips: Over 90 Expert Hacks and 100 Delicious Recipes, shares hacks for making warming winter foods including easy sheet-pan nachos, microwave hot chocolate, 4-ingredient pizza rolls, Crock-Pot mulled cider and waffled prosciutto and cheese sandwiches.

Hack #1: Use your microwave for Nutella hot chocolate

Here’s how: Just combine Nutella and milk and zap in the microwave for a super-fast sweet treat.

Hack #2: Use a waffle iron for croissant sandwiches

Here’s how: Fill croissants with prosciutto and Asiago cheese and press in a waffle iron to make mini panini-style sandwiches.

Hack #3: Cheat your pizza rolls

Here’s how: Use a few store-bought ingredients, including crescent roll dough and pizza sauce, to make easy pizza rolls.

Hack #4: Make one-pan nachos

Here’s how: Mound chips, toppings and cheese onto a sheet pan, bake and serve!

Hack #5: Use a slow cooker for mulled cider

Here’s how: Combine fruit, spices and apple cider in a Crock-Pot and let it all bubble for a couple of hours, then ladle out servings.