By Claire Stern
Updated Oct 14, 2016 @ 12:44 pm

Sarah Michelle Gellar may be a burgeoning lifestyle guru in her own right—she co-owns the baking company Foodstirs—but when it comes to kitchenware, she's a purist. "I'm very quickly becoming the queen of the hack," she recently told InStyle at an event to celebrate the launch of her brand's new retail line, now sold at Whole Foods. "I grew up in New York City, and we didn't have a lot of room for gadgets. It's really interesting how creative you can be." After a few minutes chatting it up with Gellar, we concluded that she's pretty damn crafty.

Here, her cleverest cooking hacks that utilize the barest essentials. Prepare to have your mind blown.

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1. Use a glass or a Play-Doh molds instead of a cookie cutter.
In the event that your brood wants cookies in a very specific shape, like a fish or a dinosaur.

2. If you can't find a rolling pin, a wine bottle works just fine.
Just be sure not to roll too aggressively or you may end up with a heaping pile of Merlot-infused dough.

3. Chopsticks and forks make great whisks.
This one goes out to all the Manhattan residents who order Chinese on the regular.

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4. Greek yogurt is the perfect substitute for heavy cream.
Psst, it's healthier, too.

5. When a recipe calls for room temperature eggs, drop them in hot water for five minutes.
Et ... voilà! Room temperature eggs.