Category: Kitchen

How to Prepare a Cheese Board

While there is no rule book on how to put a cheese board together, there are a few guidelines you can follow on how to prepare an interesting and flavorful selection of cheeses for your next course. Utilize this as an elegant appetizer or a cleansing palate in between courses. The choice is yours on how sophisticated you’d like the plate to be. Selecting Cheeses Any cheese plate should have

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Kitchen Items That Could Be Making You Sick

The kitchen is often called the heart of the home. However, there are dangers lurking that can make you sick. Some of these can lead to digestive upset, but others can be more lethal to those with compromised immune systems. Take a look around your kitchen to see if any of these items could be the culprit. Food Handling. How you handle food in the kitchen is a crucial health

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How to Store Yeast

There’s nothing worse than dedicating your time and effort to baking bread only to have it ruined by an old, inactive yeast. If you’re looking to stock up on yeast but unsure of how long it’ll last, here’s how to store it so you can count on it the next time you need to make dough. How Long Yeast Lasts Dry yeast that is sealed and unopened will last about

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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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What Not to Do With Soap

Dish soap is great for many purposes beyond cleaning dishes. It cuts through grease and leaves things squeaky-clean. However, there are a few things you should never do with dish soap. Here are a few. Mix with Bleach. Cleansers are powerful on their own, but can be toxic when combined. Never mix your dish soap with bleach, ammonia or any cleanser. Wash Cast Iron. While you can technically wash your

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Choosing Glass Tile for Backsplashes

If you’re looking to update your kitchen backsplash, glass tile installs just like ceramic tiles but with a more luminous and colorful aesthetic. It’s widely available at many retailers, making it an easy DIY project. Glass vs. Ceramic Ceramic tile is the traditional material for backsplashes. If it’s a glazed ceramic, the tile has a glass-like surface and is just as washable, durable and stain-resistant as glass tile would be.

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Installing Cosmo Recirculating Filters for Ductless Range Hoods

Select Cosmo Range Hoods can be used in one of two ways, ducted or ductless. A ducted range hood will carry the ventilated air through ductwork and ultimately outdoors. On the other hand, a ductless range hood will filter the air and recirculate it back into the kitchen. In order for a Cosmo ductless range hood to operate, it will need a charcoal carbon filter to effectively clean the air.

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How to Clean Granite Counters

Cleaning granite counters may seem like a simple task, but there’s a lot of different advice out there on the best method. The most important note, you don’t need a special granite cleaner to get those countertops shiny and streak-free. Here’s what you should know about cleaning granite and what you’ll need. Sealed Counters. Granite is a hard surface but porous, meaning an unsealed granite will soak up oils, spills

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Decluttering Tips for An Organized Kitchen

Paying a professional organizer is expensive, but having a tidy kitchen is the key to achieving a picture perfect finish. Here are a few tips professional organizers offer their clients when it comes to decluttering a kitchen. Apply these to your home to keep your kitchen in pristine shape year-round! Sort Through Items. The most common issue is an excess of items. In a kitchen, all sorts of items can

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Tips for Your Cast Iron Skillet

Purchasing a new cast iron skillet poses its challenges especially when you’re unfamiliar with seasoning and how to care for it. These skillets are great for their versatility and durability. Here are two tips you should definitely know about your cast iron skillet. Cleaning Is Easier Than You Think Soaking dishes is an effective way to remove buildup but the same doesn’t apply to cast iron skillets. Leaving these submerged

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