Are you hosting a holiday feast this year? If you have cloth napkins and tablecloths, chances are you’ll bring them out to use when you’re hosting guests, and chances are, they will be quite dirty at the end of the meal! Cloth napkins are often considered a more sustainable option than paper since they rarely … Continue reading "Thanksgiving Laundry: How to Remove Wine and Gravy Stains from Cloth Napkins and Tablecloths"
If you’re a romantic type who lives for chocolates, roses, candy hearts and everything that goes along with Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered! If the way to your Valentine’s heart is through their stomach, your appliances can help you create the perfect romantic breakfast. Whether you opt for a sit-down meal or breakfast and … Continue reading "Heart-Shaped Breakfast on Valentine’s Day"
With the holidays in full swing, kitchen appliances, from major appliances like the oven and range to portables like the stand mixer and immersion blender, are being put to good use across the U.S. to turn out holiday favorites from turkey to cookies to pies. Appliances are extremely safe when used properly and are tested … Continue reading "Your Recipe for Safer Holiday Cooking"
Are you getting ready to host a big holiday dinner? Many people who kept things small the past two years are gearing up to invite family and friends into their homes to celebrate the holidays. Your home might look a little bit different than the last time you hosted, especially if you are among the … Continue reading "Holiday Cooking: What to Freeze and What to Prepare Fresh"
The holiday cooking season is almost upon us. What appliances are part of your holiday repertoire? Are you partial to holiday baking workhorses like your range and stand mixer, or are you looking to your slow cooker to warm up some holiday cheer after a trying year? A sous vide immersion circulator might not be … Continue reading "Simplify Holiday Cooking With Sous Vide"
As we approach the 2020 winter and holiday season, COVID-19 numbers are once again spiking across the country. While we have learned a lot about how to clean, and how to stay safe, with the upcoming holiday season upon us, it’s worth the reminder of how to best keep your family’s safety and comfort in … Continue reading "COVID-19 Roundup, Winter Edition"
Few things make you feel as cozy and at home as coming in from the cold to find a steaming mug of hot chocolate, already prepared, waiting to warm you from the inside out. Or, perhaps you prefer a spiced holiday drink, or a sip with a peppermint kick. Hot beverages are a wonderful way … Continue reading "Warm up your winter with these slow cooker holiday beverages"
It was time for a haircut. But, with Father’s Day approaching, this 42-year-old dad of three decided it was time for an upgrade. After years—a lifetime, really—of $12-$22 trims, I decided to venture into the higher end of hair care with a cut at The Grooming Lounge, a men’s salon with locations in Washington, DC … Continue reading "Here’s the Buzz on Electric Hair Clippers"
Whether you’re cooking indoors or outdoors this July 4th, there are plenty of principles that apply to both that can help you knock the ball out of the culinary park this summer. To help you up your summer cooking game, we have compiled the best advice professional chefs have given us on holiday cooking, covering … Continue reading "Straight from the Chefs: July 4th and Summer Cooking Advice"
Gifting the Mom in your life a kitchen appliance for Mother’s Day may seem fraught with hidden (unwanted) implications, but hear us out! We’re past the days of kitchen appliances evoking only thoughts of ovens or dishwashers – think smart coffee makers, colorful and cool stand mixers and the omnipresent Instant Pot. The perfect Mother’s … Continue reading "Buying an appliance for Mom this Mother’s Day? Think smart, colorful and cool!"