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All about Curry Powder

posted by lwhite

Have a jar of curry powder in your spice rack, but don’t use it often? It’s popular in Indian cooking and is made of 3 spices—turmeric, coriander and pepper or chilies and it varies in heat intensity. Try these hints […]

Summer Food Safety

posted by lwhite

With all of the outdoor cooking events during the summer, it’s really important to understand the how heat affects food and causes bacteria to grow, making it dangerous to eat. Here’s the info you should know: 1. Do not thaw food […]

Easy Summer Dessert

posted by lwhite

Buy your favorite apples, which are so abundant in the summer, and transform them into a tasty, healthy, crunchy dessert. Follow this recipe. First, do not peel the apples, but rust remove the cores. Then make these fillings: 1. Cut […]

How to Avoid Lumpy Gravy

posted by lwhite

When you make that delicious gravy that enhances so many dishes, it’s inevitable, it seems, that those unsightly, and definitely not tasty, lumps suddenly appear. Here’s how to prevent them: 1. Blend a bit of a thickening agents, like cornstarch […]

Adding Chocolate Chips and Nut Pieces to Batter

posted by lwhite

When you are baking and mixing the ingredients, here are some hints on how to do this the right way with the mixer or hand mixing: 1. If you have large nut pieces or chocolate chips, they can be chopped […]

Preventing Kitchen Fire Hazards

posted by lwhite

If you are using a number of kitchen appliances, like slow cookers or electric frying pans, it’s important to check the cords often because they can become fire dangers. Here’s why: 1. When using a slow cooker that’s going to […]

Making Better Popcorn

posted by lwhite

Popcorn is such a wonderful snack for the family. Ever think about how it pops? The dried corn pop opens when heated because the moisture inside the hull vaporizes, causing pressure. When it reaches 400 degrees, the hull bursts open […]

Knives for Your Kitchen

posted by lwhite

As most of us know, one of a cook’s best friends in the kitchen is a quality, sharp knife. In fact, you really can do most everything—cutting, dicing and chopping—with just three knives. Here’s the cutting edge info on the […]

When You Use Aluminum Foil

posted by lwhite

Aluminum foil is indispensable in the kitchen. But there are several things you should know about using it in cooking. Here are some helpful hints: 1. If you are baking foods in foil, it does NOT make a difference which […]

Avocados Not Ripe?

posted by lwhite

If you’ve bought avocados at the supermarket and they haven’t softened enough to eat, here’s what you can do to hasten the process: 1. Place the avocados into a brown paper bag and add a banana or an apple in […]

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Icky Oil Smell Lingers After Deep-Frying?
Oh, that oily stink hangs over the kitchen, but you can get rid of it rather easily with these hints. Here’s how: 1. Bring in a lot of fresh air and circulation into the kitchen. Open windows, a door or turn on a fan. 2. Put out a bowl of vinegar or utilize a room deodorizer, which will mask t

posted 8:00:10am Jul. 22, 2014 | read full post »

Want to Use Green Cleaning Products?
If you don’t want to use household cleaning products that contain chemicals, you can go green. There are many staples you have in your kitchen cabinets that will do the cleaning job just as effectively and you can make your own home-style cleaning solutions that will also cost a lot less. Here’s

posted 8:00:57am Jul. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Furniture Has Small Scratches?
It’s so annoying to find scratches in your wood furniture but you can repair or cover them up. Here are several hints on how to do it by using one of these: 1. Use a matching crayon. 2. Apply paste shoe polish. 3. Rub pecan or walnut meat in your hands and until warm, and then rub over the sc

posted 8:00:33am Jul. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Cleaning an Entertainment Center
If you have housed your TV, stereo or other high-tech devices for entertainment in one area, it’s a good idea to clean them on a regular basis. Here’s what to do: 1. Dust the TV or computer screen with a dry microfiber cloth, but wipe it first to the right and to the left and finally up-and d

posted 8:00:58am Jul. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Keeping Fresh Flowers Lasting Longer
When you receive a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers, you want to keep the flowers around for as long as you can. Here are the steps you can take to achieve that: 1. Strip off all the leaves or anything else that goes below the water line, but keep the leaves near the top of the flowers. 2. Cha

posted 8:00:05am Jul. 16, 2014 | read full post »


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