Month: February 2021

Disinfecting Myths Debunked

We’ve talked a lot about cleaning and disinfecting this past year. But it’s valuable to know there may be misinformation floating around. Here are three of the biggest mistakes about disinfecting. Cleaning and Disinfecting Are The Same This myth couldn’t be further from the truth. These two steps are meant to follow one after the other. Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces. This however

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How to Safely Freeze and Defrost Food

Cooking at home requires a basic understanding of food safety. Ensuring food is safe and fresh can protect you from illness or contamination. Here’s what you can do to make your food safe. At the core of all food safety is the idea of “the danger zone”. This temperature range is where microbes like to grow, especially on food. These microbes such as molds and bacterias will make you sick

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Organizing Appliances 101

If your kitchen is cluttered and disorganized, there are three steps to manage your kitchen space. This will vary depending on the type of cook you are and what you eat. A pressure cooker front in center may be more optimal for a vegan, while a blender could be more useful for a raw food lover. Group Your Appliances. Sort out your appliances by their frequency of use. Split every

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6 Tips for a Cleaner Refrigerator

There’s no need to dread cleaning out your fridge. Follow with these 10 easy tips to get your appliance back in top shape. Create an all purpose cleaner by combining 1 cup clear ammonia, ½-cup vinegar and ¼-cup baking soda into a gallon of hot water. Pour the solution into a bottle. This will act as a degreaser and prevent any mold or mildew. Wipe everything down with this solution,

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How to Make the Perfect Mimosa

A mimosa is the refreshing combination of sparkling wine and juice that is best served cold. This combo allows for a crisp and sweet taste, perfect for any occasion. Here’s how to craft the perfect one, all the way from ingredients to serving. Any sparkling wine can work for a mimosa, but Cava and Champagne both have a bitterness that adds dry, crisp sips without the sugar. While orange juice

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The Only Chocolate Brownies Recipe You’ll Need

Brownies made from scratch always beat box-made. These brownies are easy and simple to make for the perfect dessert. The secret? A bit of almond extract. Read more below. Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Yield: Makes 10 to 25 brownies Ingredients: 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks, 140 g) unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups (250 g) granulated sugar 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (85 g) unsweetened cocoa powder

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Fixing a Smelly Sink

A kitchen sink is the workhorse of the kitchen. Whether its grease, food or a plumbing issue, sinks are susceptible to smelly odors and potential health risks. Here’s a guide to help determine the problem. Food can rot and may be the culprit of unpleasant scents. Try cleaning out your drain with hot water and dish soap. Fill up the sink about halfway with hot water and squirt some soap

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The Times You Don’t Need to Mince Garlic

Minced garlic is a great way to infuse food with sweet, pungent garlic flavor. However, mincing is arduous and can often bring undesired smells. Follow this guide on when you should skip the mincing altogether even if a recipe calls for it. Smashing or slicing garlic will break down the cells inside the clove which starts a chemical reaction. This reaction is what gives a stronger flavor, so finely minced

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5 Vegan Swaps for Dairy Products

A plant-based diet doesn’t have to be a headache as long as you know what to swap and when. Most of these options you have in your pantry or can be achieved with a blender. Here are some non-dairy substitutions in common recipes. Almond Milk Probably one of the easiest swaps you can make is substituting dairy milk with almond milk. It’s a versatile ingredient for any recipe you may

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The Difference Between Slide-In vs Drop-In Ranges

If you’re in need of a new range, you’ve probably come across slide-in or drop-in variations. While they may be similar in build, each has their unique design features with different installation requirements. Freestanding ranges are among the most popular but a slide-in or drop-in model gives a unique integrated look. Here are the main differences between a slide-in and drop-in model. Features Slide-in ranges usually have a bottom drawer

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