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21 Cooking Tips That Will Change Your Life

21 Cooking Tips That Will Change Your Life
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20 Microwave Cheats to Make Your Life Easier Don’t look at us like that – we’re not ashamed to admit we love our microwaves as much as the next person. Why? Because they come in handy for so much more than re-heating food. Here’s our round up of the 20 best tips and tricks you might not have known you could use your microwave for. 1. Devour the perfect poached egg in 50 seconds with this clever microwave method: pour boiling water from the kettle into a microwave-safe bowl until 3/4 of the way full. 2. Using the trusty microwave, you can make this moreish chocolate fudge in 10 minutes flat (plus chilling time). Get the recipe on K.O Rasoi 3. Ever have the urgency to dig in to a tub of ice cream but hate waiting for it to soften? 4. Knock up the world’s quickest caramel sauce using your microwave. 5. For pulse-lovers, there’s nothing more annoying than reading a recipe that uses beans or lentils and seeing they require soaking overnight. 6. Remove the lid of your glass jar and any metal. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

6 Unusual Gallery Wall Ideas You Haven't Tried (Yet) The gallery wall still sparks the imagination as one of the most fun ways to add a little personal touch to your home. Perhaps the best thing to hit the world of art arranging since….anything, ever, there have been tons of iterations of frame presentations playing off this delightful trend. As many gallery walls as you’ve already seen floating across the web, the newest takes on the concept are making these displays feel fresh all over again. Instead of a wall, why not try a corner? An unusual gallery wall idea is to only use only works with human subjects—a collection of art ranging from vintage photo stills to illustrations of people is captivating and different. This might not seem totally out of the ordinary, but simply lining portraits up on a wall (without any staggering) is not seen very often, which actually makes it a pretty divergent choice of arrangement. Using art is the obvious choice when creating a gallery wall. See this story and shop the moodboards on

27 Ways To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible Tips on How to Prevent Mosquito Bites June 07, 2003 | 75,766 views Share Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance--their bites can cause serious complications including the transmission of diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis, and West Nile virus (WN) to humans and animals. Mosquitoes belong to the Diptera order, otherwise known as the True Flies. There are over 2,500 different species of mosquitoes throughout the world with about 200 species in the United States. While there are many ways to deter mosquitoes from biting you, some are more toxic than others. Use Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets--just wipe on and go. Most commercial insect repellants contain a chemical known as DEET and should be used with caution, if at all. Further, in combination with other chemicals or medications the chemicals could cause brain deficits in vulnerable populations. Store bottle out of the reach of children and read all instructions on label before applying.

Internal Temperature Cooking Chart, Safe Cooking Temperature Chart, Baked Goods Internal Temperature, Seafood Internal Temperature Cooking Chart, Internal Cooking Temperatures, Internal Fahrenheit and Celsius Meat Cooking Chart - Beef - Pork - Poultry - S Cooking thermometers take the guesswork out of cooking, as they measure the internal temperatures of your cooked meat, poultry, seafood, baked goods, and/or casseroles, to assure that a safe temperature has been reached, harmful bacteria have been destroyed, and your food is cooked perfectly. Always follow internal cooking temperatures to be safe! A cooking or meat thermometer should not be a sometime thing. A cooking thermometer can be used for all foods, not just meat. It measures the internal temperature of your cooked meat, poultry, seafood, breads, baked goods, and/or casseroles to assure that a safe temperature has been reached and that harmful bacteria (like certain strains of Salmonella and E. Coli O 157:H7) has been destroyed. According to the U.S. This is the type of cooking and meat thermometer that I prefer and use in my cooking.

Top Ten Spring Cleaning Tips Yes it's that time again! Unless you took your 'van out at Easter then you'll be looking at the occasional sunny day we've had recently and getting ready to tour. Cleaning a caravan isn't something that many of our readers will need detailed instructions for; our top ten tips are more of a handy list to act as a reminder. 1. Use non-abrasive shampoo for cars or caravans and make sure you've got a step-ladder and a long-handled mop. Dry with a chamois and check the surfaces as you go - one of the good things about cleaning is that you get a chance to spot any problems before they get serious. 2. Once the caravan exterior is dry, polishing with a good quality car polish (or a specialist caravan one) is well worth doing. 3. Use a proprietary cleaner for plastic windows and dry carefully. 4. Be careful opening windows as they may have stuck over the winter. 5. Vacuum the carpets and bed/seat cushions and clean any stains with household products. 6. 7.

Delia's conversion tables Return to listing All these are approximate conversions, which have either been rounded up or down. In a few recipes, it has been necessary to modify them very slightly. Never mix metric and imperial measures in one recipe; stick to one system or the other. All spoon measurements on this site are level, unless specified otherwise. All butter is salted, unless specified otherwise. In Delia's recipes she uses large eggs, unless otherwise stated. All recipes are tested using whole milk, unless specified otherwise. If using a fan oven you will need to reduce the oven temperature in a recipe by 20 degrees. Note: A pint isn't always a pint: in British, Australian and often Canadian recipes you'll see an imperial pint listed as 20 fluid ounces. Return to Homepage Visit the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose Click here to go to

10 Ways To Get the Canopy Look Without Buying a New Bed Maybe you love the look of a canopy bed, but can't afford to buy new furniture. (Hey, beds are expensive). Or maybe you really like your current bed, but want to give it a bit of a romantic makeover. Here's an Apartment Therapy guide to DIYing your way to canopy bliss. An easy way to get the canopy bed look is to hang curtains from an L-shaped drapery rod that's been mounted to the ceiling. Here are a few more variations on this look. There's also the option of hanging curtains only over the head of the bed. From Better Homes and Gardens: drape a piece of fabric over two swing-arm curtain rods, mounted on either side of the bed, for a super-easy canopy. You can mount a single hoop or curtain rod to the ceiling in the middle of your bed and drape fabric from it over the ends of your bed. The Antique Drapery Rod Co. has diagrams showing all kinds of different canopy arrangements, and the hardware you'll need to create them. And now that you're full of ideas...time to get crafting.

Measurement and Conversion Charts Just a quick note before you begin reading about measuring…. My sister, Marie Woolf, just published this fantastic new book called “Tess’s Saving Grace”. “Tess, a famous rock star, leads a wild and crazy life. Everyone is shocked when she decides to have a baby but refuses to identify the father. Her daughter Grace manages to grow and thrive in the chaos of her mother’s rock ’n’ roll lifestyle. But, as a teenager, she longs for a “normal” life with friends her own age. This book is a quick and delightful read that makes you laugh and cry and laugh again! Cheers! Kathy Americans typically measure ingredients by volume, while just about everyone else measures them by weight. This post contains ratios fora) US Dry Volume Measurementsb) US Liquid Volume Measurementsc) Converting US Measurements to Metricd) Converting Metric Measurements to USe) Oven Temperature Conversionsf) Ratios for selected foodsg) Measures for pans and dishes Measurements Conversion Chart Oven Temperature Conversions