Before you lift that spray bottle to spritz your mirror with glass cleaner, think again. Instead of spraying the cleaner directly on the mirror, you should be spraying the paper towel or newspaper you’re using to clean it instead. Why? Because the cleaner that drips down the mirror can seep into the crevices and cause black spots to form on the […]
Last week I bought a dwarf Meyer lemon tree to live in my kitchen. I’ve wanted one for a long time, and I was so excited when it finally arrived. Yesterday, I bought the pot to plant it in. When I got home, I realized that the drainage hole in the bottom of the pot was too large for the […]
The serving size on boxes of spaghetti can be a bit ambiguous. How many people will two ounces serve and how do you easily measure two ounces anyway? If you’re constantly guessing how much pasta to cook and then packing away the leftovers, this surprising household item may make pasta night a little easier.
If you’re guilty of letting food-caked plates sit in your dishwasher for too long, your machine might develop a funk. To get it clean and smelling fresh again use this trick. Run your machine empty on a full cycle, but instead of dishwasher detergent, use 2 cups of white vinegar. It will naturally deodorize the appliance. And remember, scraping food […]
[Photo by Stephen Devries] The wedding send-off has turned into quite the picture-perfect moment. From confetti and bubbles to sparklers and fireworks, nothing is too festive or off-limits. This DIY couple took a unique approach by handing out ribbon shakers, which can be made by attaching colorful strands of grosgrain ribbon to a wand or wooden dowel. Unique, fun, and […]
The sweet, tangy stalk is at its peak right now (something my mother knows well; I’m still dreaming of the strawberry rhubarb pie she served up over the weekend!) To help you take advantage of rhubarb season, here’s how to spot a winning bunch at the grocery store or farmer’s market. Look for thick, firm stalks with glossy, bright fuchsia […]
Let’s face it—a bowl of oatmeal may be healthy, but it isn’t always the most thrilling breakfast in the world. You can jazz it up with standard toppings like cinnamon, maple syrup, raisins, and sliced bananas, but that can get a little tiresome, too. Here are some fresh new ways to serve up oatmeal: Try a tropical spin with fresh […]