Month: February 2021

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Try this delicious peanut butter cookies recipe. Use your favorite peanut butter and for the best shape, let the dough chill for at least three hours before baking. These are perfect with the cross-hatch pattern on top for the final touch. Prep time: 30 minsCook time: 10 minsDough chilling: 3 hrsTotal time: 3 hrs 40 minsServings: 24 servings Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (1 stick, 4 ounces, 112 g), unsalted or

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Fragrant Plants That Will Make Your Home Smell Incredible

Plants are the key to giving your home fresh scents and aromas. There are plenty of flowering plants and herbs that thrive indoors and can give your home a divine smell year-round. Here are a few plants you should add to your collection. Chocolate Mint Mint is easy to grow outside but the herb can also thrive indoors with the right conditions. Put your mint plant in a pot on

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Surprising Sources of Carbs in Foods

When you think of carbohydrates you may think of bread, pasta or pastries like cookies and donuts. However, carbs can be found in a wide range of foods we eat–from sugary treats to leafy greens. Carbohydrates are a major source of energy in diets, and although they may be vilified in current trends, they are essential for supporting athletic performance and muscle recovery. Whether you’re looking to cut down on

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Quick Udon Noodle Soup Recipe

This udon noodle recipe is great for a last minute meal. The starch from the noodles thicken the broth and give it a silky texture. It’s the perfect way to use up any leftover halves of peppers or cabbage from previous recipes. Learn how to prepare this dish below. Yield: Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 cup vegetable broth (or other broth) 2 cups water 1 bay leaf 1 star anise 1

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Managing Wood Utensils in a Kitchen

Wood utensils have been used for centuries and are still one of the most common tools found in kitchens today. Wood is great to prevent scratching pots or pans, and won’t react chemically with hot food. Here are the few do’s and don’ts when it comes to handling your wood utensils. DON’T put the wood utensils in a dishwasher. The intense heat and steam will make the wood crack. DON’T

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Classic Cheese Fondue Recipe

It’s delicious, decadent, and infinitely customizable, what’s not to love? If you’re new to fondue, it’s all about pomp and circumstance. Learn how to make this originally Swiss dish below. Yield: 6 to 8, makes 3 cups Prep time: 12 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 10 ounces Emmental cheese 10 ounces Gruyère cheese 1 clove garlic 1 1/2 cups dry white wine, such as Chablis or dry Riesling 1

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An Intro to Gas Ovens

A gas oven can be a bit tricky if you’ve only used electric ones. All gas ovens have a main burner at the bottom of the oven compartment which is usually shielded by a sheet of metal with vents on the sides. This provides intense radiant heat upwards into the main oven compartment. However, the temperature can fluctuate more widely and the overall heating can be less even. If you’re

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Italian Meatballs Recipe

The classic Italian-American style meatballs are perfect as a dinner entree or as an appetizer. These tender meatballs are loaded with herbs and cheese, and covered with a classic tomato sauce. You can store these in the refrigerator for about 5 days. Learn how to prepare it below. Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 60 minutes Total time: 85 minutes Servings: 8 servings Ingredients: For the meatballs: 1 pound ground

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The One Trick to Cook the Perfect Steak

Cooking steak can either be a success or a failure with just one crucial step. After you have transferred steak from a grill to a cutting board, it should rest on the board at room temperature for five to seven minutes. These crucial moments ensure the perfect distribution of the juices inside. If you cut into steak too quickly off a barbecue you’ll get a bullseye pattern. On the other

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3 Cabinet Design Trends That Make Reselling Harder

Since a kitchen gets so much use day in and day out, it’s no surprise that it’s usually the biggest selling point in a home. A kitchen remodel gets expensive fast, so it’s even more incentive for a potential buyer to love the kitchen right away. Those looking to sell their home should be conscious of the design elements that may ultimately affect the sell price. Here’s three to avoid.

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