Month: November 2020

The Best Dishwasher Hacks

Dishwashers can save you valuable time in the kitchen. Who doesn’t want to skip out on the extra work after cooking a meal? While it may be tempting to just throw your dishes in, there are some key tricks you should implement to get the most out of your dishwasher. The last thing you want is to have to clean those dishes again after. Rinse Before Washing Modern dishwashers on

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How to Personalize Your Kitchen

Plants may seem like just a decorative piece in a kitchen, but if growing the right ones, they can offer tastier meals and fresher cocktails. Consider adding low maintenance herbs to brighten up your kitchen space. Here’s some tips on how to start your plant collection. Pots. Plant pots can add the most character to a plant and speak to your style. Choose pots with interesting colors and shapes. Combine

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What You Shouldn’t Clean with Baking Soda

Baking soda is a staple for cleaning when it comes to your kitchen. While it may be tempting to use it everywhere, there’s some places you should absolutely steer clear from. Baking soda is abrasive which means it can damage lightly sealed surfaces or discolor some metals. Here’s a list of some places you should avoid using it. Aluminum cookware. Baking soda can usually be used on many metal surfaces

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Single Door vs. French Door Refrigerators

Refrigerators often hold the most important ingredients in your kitchen. French door or single door models may seem like a superficial detail but can actually make a big difference in how you use it. French Door Refrigerators Having two doors swinging out instead of one allows for better clearance in tighter kitchen areas. Since the freezer on French door refrigerators are located below, you have immediate access to your necessities–no

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Squares

Need a last minute Thanksgiving dinner recipe? We’ve got you covered. Satisfy your sweet tooth with these delicious and easy pumpkin pie squares. Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins Servings: 24 Yield: 1-9×13 inch dish ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup brown sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup rolled oats 2 eggs ¾ cup white sugar 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk ½

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Happy Thanksgiving, from Cosmo

This year has proven to be difficult for many around the world. Here at Cosmo we hope you and your families have a safe holiday season and a Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for the community we’ve built together and look forward to what the future holds.

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Oatmeal Cream Cookie Sandwich Recipe

Try out this delicious oatmeal cream cookie recipe, courtesy of Culinary.net . These are easy to make and use practical ingredients you may already have in your pantry. Learn below how you can bring a new experience to your holiday season. Servings: 10-12 Oatmeal Cookies: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup dark brown sugar ½ cup light brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 ½ cups

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4 Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress is natural, and can actually be beneficial providing alertness in intense or dangerous situations. However, prolonged and chronic stress can cause negative effects on your health like anxiety, fatigue, headaches and depression. When dealing with stress it’s important to identify any causes that can be eliminated. If the stress is due to uncertainty there are ways to manage it. Exercise. Physical activities such as jogging or cycling that increase

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How to Pick the Best Kitchen Sink and Faucet

Sinks and faucets are essential to any kitchen. Recent trends may influence your decision for your next upgrade, but it’s important to choose a sink that will work well for your needs and withstand years of use. Material Options. Sinks come in many different materials such as stainless steel, enamel-coated cast iron, and solid surfaces. If you tend to throw dishes into your sink, then stainless steel may be better

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Tea or Coffee in the Morning?

Coffee and tea are the most common drinks in the world. The debate of the health benefits between the two is ever evolving. It’s hard to distinguish which drink may be best to start your day with all the cluttered information. Here’s the key differences that can help you decide which one to sip on the next time you need a boost of energy. Caffeine Coffee and tea both contain

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