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What is Red Eye Coffee and How It’s Made

One of the popular, if contested, recipes for focus and energy during prolonged study sessions or other situations when your regular cup of joe just won’t cut it has been the so called red eye coffee, also called black eye or dead eye. I’ve been intrigued by it and done … Read more

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Where Does Coffee Come From?

Origins of coffee Earliest mention of coffee is likely in Arab chronicles circa the turn of the previous millennia. The coffee plant is a native species to the geographically isolated Yemeni region on the south side of the peninsula. The plant, and its invigorating properties were popular among the Sufi … Read more

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What is the Best Way to Reheat Pizza?

What is the best way to reheat a slice of cold leftover pizza, or heating up a frozen pizza (shout out to Screamin Sicilian fans)? Reheat your pizza in a toaster oven The best way to reheat pizza is using a toaster oven — period. Because of how a toaster … Read more

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Reuse and Recycle Your Egg Cartons

I often see this question asked: are egg cartons recyclable? The answer is yes — with a few caveats: Paper or cardboard cartons are recyclable, just like any other paper without toxic ink. Styrofoam egg cartons are not recyclable. Since recycling requires energy, and recycled waste still goes to landfill, … Read more

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How to Care for Your Cast Iron Skillet

If you have no prior experience with cast iron cookware, you need to know how to care for it.  Here’s how cast iron is different from other types of cookware: Cast iron needs application of a film of oil (called seasoning) before you use it for the first time to … Read more