Month: December 2020

Heat and Oil in the Kitchen

Are you confident when it comes to heating up oil? Do you ask yourself when you should know if it’s hot enough or which kind to use? We have you covered in this complete guide to heat and oil when cooking. You can often find heat and oil at the beginning of many recipes. Here are some of the ways you can make sure your food comes out to a

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Planning Kitchen Remodel Budgets

When planning your kitchen remodel it’s important to also plan out your budget. When deciding what is best, every person will have their own priorities on where to prioritize their budget. For example, a chef may spend more money on their appliances while a family may focus on cabinet storage. If your budget doesn’t allow for some materials today, consider placeholders that will be easily replaceable in the future. While

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Everything You Need to Know About Self-Cleaning Ovens

No need to strain yourself scrubbing away at these ovens. Self-cleaning ovens are an easy alternative to get a shiny interior all from the press of a button. Mistakes happen in the kitchen, learn everything you need to know about this function to save yourself from extra work next time. These ovens come in two types, high heat or steam cleaning. A high heat cleaning oven will greatly increase its

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How to Install Hardwood Flooring in a Kitchen

Hardwood flooring in a kitchen is not only a great look, but also a smart choice for its durability. Follow these steps on how to install hardwood flooring into your kitchen. Materials and Tools You’ll Need: Laminate flooring Transition fitting Carpet pad Roofing felt Scissors Finish nailer Tape measure Rubber mallet Miter saw Instructions: Use fold and lock laminate floor. Run the hardwood boards perpendicular to floor joists to prevent

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What to Keep and Throw Out in Your Fridge After a Power Outage

You may live in an area that could have power outages from natural disasters such as thunderstorms, hurricanes or earthquakes. It’s important to understand the foods in your refrigerator or freezer, and how long you should keep them if you lose power. Follow this guide to stay prepared in case you find yourself without electricity. First, look to see the temperature in your refrigerator. This will be critical to monitor

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A New Way to Get Rid of Those Shipping Labels

During these times online shopping has skyrocketed for many of us. Whether it’s due to working from home or avoiding stores all together, we have a larger influx of shipping packages. These packages often have information we want to dispose of before recycling it, such as our name or address. Try out this method to get rid of that label before you toss it or if you want to preserve

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Make the Perfect Mac and Cheese

You can never go wrong with a classic mac and cheese for the cold winter days ahead. Try out this quick and simple recipe to indulge in a childhood favorite the entire family will love. Recipe courtesy of Culinary.net . Servings: 4-6 Ingredients: 12 ounces dry elbow macaroni ¼ cup butter ¼ cup flour 2 cups milk 1 cup heavy whipping cream ½ teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon onion powder

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The Different Types of Ovens You Should Know About Before Buying

There are many terms regarding ovens you may be unfamiliar with, such as convection, conventional, or True European convection. These are the different ways an oven heats food as it bakes. Looking for all the info you need before making your next purchase? We’ve got you covered. Conventional. A conventional oven typically has two heating elements inside–one at the bottom and one at the top. The bottom element usually is

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New Air Fryer Recipes

It’s time to whip out the air fryer again to enjoy these delicious and healthy foods. Air frying is among the most popular trends at the moment for its quick cooking and lesser oil content compared to traditional frying. You can never go wrong with these recipes for the whole family. Photo By: Renee Comet Air Fryer Chicken Tenders Yield: about 8 pieces Time: 1 hr 45 min Active: 25

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The Grilling Mistakes You Should Avoid

Grilling may be a summer pastime, but it’s never the wrong time to brush on your skills. Be ready the next time the warm weather rolls around by correcting these mistakes you may not be aware you’re making. The Grill. Lighting a fire with lighter fluid may get everything blazing faster, but it’s better to start things slow. Build your fire with charcoal and newspaper until they’re fully gray. Give

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