Having a carpet inside your home has several different purposes. It can add aesthetic value to any room or it can improve the ambiance and warmth. Despite having a lot of pros, there is one big challenge that comes with owning a carpet, and that is how to keep it clean and fresh. This is especially difficult if you have pets around the house, which tend to dirty and sully the carpet when you’re not looking.
Many things blur in my mind but the times spent in the kitchen at Christmas are etched in my memory. I think of Tammy, a dear friend who makes fudge with me each year. Krislyn and I started a tradition of baking Christmas goodies one day in December every year. I love to bake with my sisters; we explore new recipes and make cookies while talking and laughing together.
BATHROOM. I used to use cleaners like Comet and Soft Scrub. Not only is baking soda MUCH cheaper, it does the same jobs just as well. Just mix a little dish soap with some baking soda and water and you have a fantastic cleaner for tubs, toilets and sinks.
Such feelings are understandable because the last thing someone wants to find is a burning batch of cookies in the oven (I’ve been there.it’s not a happy place). But fear not, with a few simple baking tips, the next baking recipe will seem like a breeze and your closest friends and family will be hounding you for the recipe.
I miss my grandparents very much, especially the times I shared with both Grandma and Grandpa in the kitchen. Baking some of Grandma’s signature desserts is a way for me to remember her and celebrate her life. She spent many hours in the kitchen and invited me in to bake with her. This time of talking, baking and bonding left a permanent impression on my heart and soul. Baking brings back those good memories and keeps my grandma at the surface of my heart and thoughts in a very special way.
Pre-heat the Oven – The oven should be per-heated at the recommended temperature while you are mixing the ingredients. The baking powder starts working as soon as it hits the wet ingredients. Every second that you delay actual baking after mixing the ingredients, you lose the magic of baking powder. For best results, keep the oven ready by pre-heating it and working quickly once the ingredients have been mixed together.
Pick the right pan: non-stick is a good choice, as quick breads tend to be sticky. If you don’t have non-stick, be sure to grease or butter your pan well.