10 Timesaving Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Keeping your kitchen clean is essential for maintaining a productive, healthy, and comfortable home. From scrubbing the counter to sorting the dishes, simple tasks are often all it takes to keep your kitchen fresh and tidy in any situation. To help you clean your kitchen quickly and easily, Tile Depot has put together ten simple kitchen cleaning tips:                              1. Keep a ‘clean anything’ towel Nothing is worse than having to clean up a nasty mess with a clean towel. Keep a ‘clean anything’ towel in your […]

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Repair Cookware Made from Cast Iron with Welding Tools

Repairing cast iron with welding is difficult in itself, more so when the object to be repaired is valuable cast iron cookware. Thankfully, there are special solder rods and techniques you can use to make repairing cast iron cookware easier. Cast iron cookware has a long history. They were particularly treasured in many homes during the early twentieth century. Even today, cast iron stands out from other materials used for cookware. With proper care and maintenance, pots and pans made from the urable material can last for a long time. Cookware made from cast iron is also versatile. They can […]

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Pecan Cookie Recipe

GE’s Test Kitchen Manager Brigid Blocker shares her personal cookie recipe that is the favorite of her three grown sons. Pecan Cookies 1 cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar 2 cups sifted flour 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tbsp. water 2 cups pecans, finely ground Cream butter and sugar until light.  Add remaining ingredients, and mix well.  Chill dough until firm. Preheat oven to 325°. Shape dough into ¾” balls.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 20-23 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Roll warm baked cookies in granulated sugar.  After cookies have cooled completely, store in airtight container. Makes 6 – […]

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A Christmas Cookie Tradition with a Twist

In these times of prepared foods and mini-marts, it’s understandable that many folks forego baking and decorating Christmas cookies and settle for store-bought instead. It’s the patient home cook who bakes dozens of cookies, one sheet at a time, in a traditional radiant heat oven. And really, how many Santas, stars and trees can you slather with icing and spot with sprinkles before your eyes glaze over? Rather than let the cookie cutters gather dust in the pantry this holiday season, try holding a Christmas cookie decorating contest. By injecting a little friendly competition into your cookie decorating process, you […]

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