I’ve been noticing lately people’s homemade cleaning solutions. Most of them make me laugh. They are simply random mixtures of household chemicals that seem “cleany.” You can use vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, and Dawn dishwashing liquid to clean, so why not mix them altogether to make a super-cleaner? Do I need to answer that? […]
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Your nice shiny stainless steel refrigerator can easily be damaged if you use harsh cleaners or abrasives. Abrasive materials can scratch the surface of your stainless steel appliance. I have some scratches on the front of my fridge. I have no idea how they got there. But another problem is that these stainless steel appliances can develop rust spots. Don’t worry, you can remove them!
If you’re like me, you probably buy the same brand of sliced bread each time you shop for groceries. You know that some of the loaves are fresher than others, so you try to pick one that is as fresh as possible. You may be able to read a ‘best before date’ which might be […]
Interest in all things DIY is rising. With this, comes a great deal of advice about old-world foods you can make at home like people used to. Baking bread at home is certainly nothing unusual, but what about yogurt or butter? Well, unless you have a lot of time on your hands, yogurt may not […]
Many recipes call for room-temperature eggs. If you want to fry your eggs, you will find that it works much better to use room temperature eggs rather than cold eggs. As well, for cakes and other recipes, room temperature eggs combine better with other ingredients such as butter or shortening. Also, cold egg whites will […]
When using oil for frying, you need to have your oil temperature dialed in pretty well. Without a candy or fat thermometer, this can be challenging. There is, however, a pretty good way to test the temperature of your oil to within around ten degrees Fahrenheit or five degree Celsius, using nothing more than an […]