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How to Tell if Bacon is Bad

Nobody likes to eat food that has gone bad and bad bacon can be harmful. It’s always wise to know when it’s too late for your bacon and what you can do to stop it from going bad in the first place. Here I will tell you everything you need … Read more

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Can you use Aluminium Foil in an Oven?

Perhaps you’ve heard that aluminum leaches at high heat and so using it to cook in an oven would hurt your health or even induce Alzheimer’s disease. Or, you’ve tried using tin foil to cook and it melted onto your oven floor. Now, you’re asking yourself: should you even wrap … Read more

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Can You Use Aluminum Foil in a Microwave?

Can you use tin foil in a microwave? The short answer is yes, but carefully (or else this happens). Read on to know why. How Microwaves Work Microwaves work by generating radio waves that make the water molecules in food spin and heat up because of friction. The conductive properties … Read more

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Can you Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich in a Toaster?

You might have heard of bachelor’s grilled cheese prepared in a toaster. Or perhaps you’ve read a “life hack” about turning your toaster on the side to make a quick grilled cheese sandwich at work. I’ll get this right out of the way: please don’t. There’s a good chance you … Read more

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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 pizza leftovers, or heating up a frozen pizza (shout out to Screamin Sicilian fans)? Most people will immediately think about putting that leftover slice in the oven, but it’s actually wasteful and doesn’t even produce the best results. I … 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