There are two basic methods to test for how done your meat is while you are cooking it – use a meat thermometer, or press on the meat with your finger tips. The problem with the meat thermometer approach is that when you poke a hole into the meat with a thermometer, it can let juices escape, juices that you would rather have stay in the meat. For this reason, most experienced cooks rely on a “finger test” method, especially on steaks (whole roasts are better tested with a thermometer).
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Homemade Febreze-Go Green by staying Cheap! I've seen this on the internet a few times, so I thought that I would bring it to the eyes of you fantastic readers at instructables. Febreze- We all use it (I hope some of us do) to clean what we have dirtied, make that which is foul smell better, and generally add a hint of fragrance to our garments. In this short but sweet instructable, I'll show you how to make your own Homemade Febreze with things you should already have in your home. This is not my original idea. I see it on the internet a lot, but since it was not on instructables, I thought I'd share it with you here.
10 Tricks for Easy Entertaining - Martha Stewart Entertaining 101 With festive outdoor lighting, parties can last long after the sun has set. Outdoor lighting can be both functional and festive: Whether, you're highlighting a focal point in the garden, defining a pathway, or setting a table with votives, lights will help you navigate the darkness and create a little romance outside. One week before your party, plan the table decorations and hang any festive details like flags or garlands. A few days before the event, buy the menu ingredients, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, and extra charcoal for the grill. To make the event less hectic, consider preparing salads and desserts on the day before the party.
By: Vered DeLeeuw A well-stocked pantry can save you from what happened to me yesterday. It was 6pm, we had just arrived from the kids’ gymnastics class, and I had absolutely no idea what to make for dinner. Eventually I decided to make a quick pasta dish – spaghetti with olive oil and oregano. But alas, there was no pasta in the house and only a tiny bit of olive oil left. Pantry List | organizing
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by Melanie Haiken En español Log your spending habits for one month It doesn't take a miracle to save money. It's as simple (and as difficult) as figuring out how to spend less than you earn. But before you can cut your family's spending, you need to know exactly where the money is going. So, for the next month, keep a log of all your daily, weekly, and monthly expenditures. Getting into the saving habit: Ten easy ideas for families
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Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Household Planner Revealed (& a Few Free Downloads)