March 18, 2020

Quarantined? Using what you have at home

We’re spending more time indoors right now than normal. Keeping each other safe is extremely important right now, but we have to keep ourselves and our families busy, too. Luckily, there’s more to do around your home than you think!

Do you love to cook? Normally, we are so pressed for time it’s easy to default to our tried-and-true recipes most nights. Not anymore! Make the most of your time inside by using this as an opportunity to try something new. With the right appliances, your options are almost limitless.

Break out the Stand Mixer: Your stand mixer is an all-purpose star. Practice your baking skills with a new cake recipe (we love Smitten Kitchen), try making some homemade pasta, or even sausage. Get creative – browse the attachments available for your stand mixer.

Have a Cultural Food Night: You can’t go out to your favorite Thai spot right now, why not try making it at home? Check out our series on cultural cooking for inspiration – we’ve spoken with experts on Mexican, Thai and Cuban cuisine.

#TreatYourself with a Milkshake: Surprise the kids and pull out the blender for a milkshake bar. Grab a few ice cream flavors and fruit and let them make their own flavors. We’re all craving comfort foods right now, and milkshakes are a classic.

It’s also a great time to get some cleaning done. Keeping things neat is important as we find our homes transitioning into multi-purpose spaces for working and learning.

What’s the difference between cleaning and sanitizing? Staying safe from harmful microbes is likely number one on the priority list – here’s what you need to know.

Start your spring cleaning early: When was the last time you cleaned your refrigerator coils? Does your vacuum bag need to be replaced? Make a spring appliance cleaning checklist.

Organize your refrigerator: Keeping all the new food in your fridge organized will save you time and money on leftovers.

How are you making the most of your time at home?