Category: How-To

Brewing a Better Cup of Coffee

If you’re trying to cut back on running to your typical coffee shop, we’ve got you covered on how to up your coffee brewing game. Whether it’s finding and storing beans, finding the right brewing method or how to add an extra boost of flavor, here’s what you should know to make a better cup of coffee. Learning What Kind of Coffee You Need We all have differing coffee tastes,

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How to Pasteurize Eggs

For popular recipes such as mayonnaise, hollandaise and royal icing, raw and partially cooked eggs are a necessity. However, raw or partially-cooked chicken eggs can carry salmonella bacteria. You can still enjoy these recipes with peace of mind after pasteurizing eggs. The process of pasteurization brings eggs to a temperature that kills dangerous pathogens. How to Pasteurize Eggs on the Stove Start with room temperature eggs: Starting with eggs that

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Tasting Chocolate Like a Pro

Most people will enjoy their chocolate without thinking much of the experience. But there are several tips and tricks to tasting chocolate like a pro. Use them to pick up on different flavors and textures your chocolate may contain. There’s also several ways you can determine the quality of the chocolate. Listen for a snap. There’s a scientific way to determine the quality of chocolate. A snap test allows you

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How to Hang Floating Wall Shelves

If you’re looking for the minimal look in your home, try floating shelves. These shelves have no brackets giving them the appearance they’re floating on your walls. Installation isn’t as hard as you may think. Here’s how to hang them in six easy steps. Select Shelves. There are many types of floating shelves on the market. Each has their own signature mechanism, but they all have some sort of wall-mounted

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Cleaning Your Silver

There’s no denying your silver jewelry, dishes and cutlery will naturally tarnish over time. No matter how well you take care of your silver, it’ll always require upkeep to maintain its original shine. Polishing is abrasive, so it’s best to limit the cleaning to a minimum, anywhere from two to six times a year. If you have a silver polish, you’ll start by putting a small amount on a clean

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How to Make Your Home Smell Great

The smell of your home is unique. Although it may not always be smelling the best, there are some steps you can take to boost the overall aroma on a daily basis. Start here to deodorize your house instead of burning a fragrant candle for a quick fix. Garbage Disposal Start with your sink. Drop lemon-scented dish soap into the disposal and run the water, then turn it on. You

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Grow Your Savings in 2021

2020 was tough. A massive economic fallout left many people with additional debt and economic anxiety. Increasing your savings in the new year can be easier with the right strategies. Try these effective ways to build up or replenish your savings account. Unsubscribe Start off by hitting unsubscribe from all those store email lists. Even if we have the intentions to save, seeing an email for 70 percent off at

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How to Install Cabinet Hardware

A new set of cabinet hardware is a quick and easy way to upgrade the look of your kitchen. Hardware is typically a low expense with little effort required. If you’d like knobs where none existed, it’ll take a little longer to locate and drill new holes. Here’s how to install new cabinet hardware. What You’ll Need: Ruler or tape measure Hammer Drill with 3/16-inch twist bit Straightedge Screwdriver Materials:

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How to Clean a Scorched Pan

Pans are bound to be neglected at times. Leaving something in for too long leaves food burned and your pan scorched. While there are popular store-bought cleaners, try these other easy solutions if you ever find yourself short on money or time. Vinegar & Baking Soda Vinegar is a great multi-purpose cleaner that can save your pans. Pour a small layer of equal parts water and white vinegar on the

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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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