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Cooking Pasta? Here are some tips

People who choose cooking as a leisure activity are familiar with pasta. Almost everyone who has cooked anything have cooked noodles but most of them tend to end up with overcooked or undercooked noodles as it’s not easy to make perfectly cooked noodles. This generally happens because of applying wrong cooking methods. Even some veteran …

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How to Store Vegetables and Herbs

I go to the markets every Sunday and buy lots of fresh fruit and vegetables to use over the whole week. I can’t stand buying produce from the supermarket, where it practically goes off as soon as I leave the store as if I’ve taken it off life support. Most vegetables generally only last 3-5 …

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Christmas Gift Basket Ideas

Gift baskets not only allow those doing the giving to personalize their gift more, but also to get more creative in the gifts themselves. Baskets are functional and many people love them and will use them well after the gift inside has been removed.  However, not every recipient can or will make use of a …

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Post-Christmas Clean-Up Tips

Christmas is one of the most joyous times of the year. But there’s one aspect of the holiday that brings joy to few: cleaning up. The tree, the snow-painted windows and much more all present tasks that, frankly, we would prefer someone else deal with. If you can afford that, it’s one excellent post-Dec 25th …

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Decorating Ideas for the Holidays

When times get bad, people take comfort in the familiar. This year Americans are returning to traditional holiday decorations. According to a recent survey, people expect to shop for lights, candles, and other traditional items. They reported their colors of choice were traditional reds and greens. The holidays bring out our creative urges. It’s hard …

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Christmas Decorating Ideas

Christmas is most definitely the best time of the year. It is also the most expensive and the most decorative. How is one to decorate on a budget? Here are a few suggestions: Christmas Card Decorating Christmas cards are always a plus during the season, but they often end up being placed on the counter …

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Thanksgiving, Christmas : Cleaning up Holiday Oh-ohs

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years; the next few months provide plenty of opportunities for parties. But with the fun of entertaining come the oh-ohs; the spilled wine, the candle wax on the carpet, coffee rings on the end table, and many other little spills and mishaps. You will find your holiday more entertaining if you know …

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17 Kitchen Hacks you Should Absolutely Know

I love to cook: filling my kitchen with the smells of fresh baking, then sharing the results of that baking with hopefully-appreciative friends. That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t times when I dread stepping into my kitchen. Sometimes, even little things, like avoiding a mess, turn into a big headache. Thankfully, with these kitchen …

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