Month: March 2021

The One Mistake to Avoid For Renovations

Homeowners can feel the urge to jump through homes whenever they’re unhappy with where they live. After all, finding a home you’ll want to stay in forever can be daunting. However, renovating a home or kitchen can be a manageable solution to avoid the urge to move all together. These upgrades bring the heart to a space and improve the home for the better. There’s one big mistake people are

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Creamy Asparagus Soup Recipe

A fresh and easy asparagus soup is the perfect meal when spring arrives. Make use of delicious seasonal asparagus with a base of onions, garlic and lots of chopped asparagus. This recipe calls for cream, but you can skip it if you’re looking for a lighter meal. The secret ingredient here is a little bit of vermouth at the end. Read how to prepare this dish below. Prep time: 15

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Coloring Easter Eggs Naturally

Easter’s right around the corner, and colored eggs are a staple in many households. While dyeing kits can be convenient, they can get pricey especially if you’re hoping to color a dozen of eggs. You can achieve a similar effect with natural ingredients such as fresh produce and spices. These types of eggs give a more rustic feel but can still achieve a deeper and brighter color the longer you

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Quick & Easy Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe

If you’re looking for the quickest side dish, look no further than air fryer asparagus. Your air fryer can cook much more than just doughnuts and french fries. Cook delicious and tender asparagus in under 10 minutes. When picking your asparagus, look for plump, straight and green spears. You’ll find the best results with medium to thick spears. Yield: Serves 4Prep time: 5 minutesCook time: 7 to 9 minutes Ingredients:

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How to Master Espresso Powder

If you’ve ever baked a chocolate or mocha-flavored cake, then you’ve probably seen a recipe call for espresso powder or instant espresso. This ingredient is a quick way to boost the flavor of the chocolate. You may also have seen espresso powder called for in dry spice rubs for meat, especially to grill. So what exactly is espresso powder? Here’s how to best utilize it, and what to do if

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How to Make the Best Homemade Breadcrumbs

Bread crumbs add texture, color and a crunch that immediately elevates any dish. You can sprinkle these on a dish to take a dinner from drab to delicious. While there are store-bought options out there, you can easily make your own. Breadcrumbs can come from any kind of bread or roll that can be going stale in the freezer. These breads are great to turn into crumbs. Sourdough French bread

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Brownie in a Mug Recipe

Looking for one of the quickest desserts you can make? Brownie in a mug! Complete this recipe in just 5 minutes. Use a mug that is microwave safe, with no metal in the ceramic glaze. A regular 12 to 16 ounce mug will work best. Use a neutral oil or butter instead of an extra olive oil for a more mild oil taste. Prep time: 3 minsCook time: 2 minsTotal

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Where to Start with Wood Flooring

Wood flooring is a highly versatile flooring that can work with virtually every interior style. But not all wood floorings are the same. The type, finish and species all play a critical role in not only the look, but how it will maintain over time. Solid vs. Engineered Solid wood floorboards are solid planks of hardwood. They’re common in older houses and can be sanded and restained many times. A

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The Easiest Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Chocolate mousse is an older dessert that can be intimidating with all its precise steps. Separating eggs, getting melted chocolate to the right temperature and careful folding can be overwhelming. However, there’s an easy two-ingredient version that anyone can do. It’s the perfect balance of creamy, rich and sweetness. Read more below on how to master this dessert. In the classic French version, a chocolate mousse uses egg whites for

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What Oils to Use When Cooking

Oil has evolved over time. We have come a long way from shortening, margarine, lard and butter. Our pantries can have oils from all over the world. With all these choices, come more questions. Here’s a guide to cooking oils depending on different cooking methods. Smoke point. This is the temperature an oil will start to smoke. The smoke comes before burning. Not all oils behave the same when heated.

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