Archive for May, 2020


try_on_clothesWhen it comes to clothes shopping, nothing can replace the in-person experience of trying on an item in the changing room. But are fitting rooms safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? Some major retailers, including Nordstrom and Macy’s, have released details on how they will keep fitting rooms safe and clean as they slowly reopen.

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Easy Cheeseburger Pie

Posted: May 30, 2020 in Recipes
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This recipe has been on the Bisquick mix box for years, and it is still one of the most-requested Impossibly Easy Pie recipes of all time.

Let a straight-forward cheeseburger pie can be the beginning for a diner-inspired dinner: top the pie with crumbled bacon and sliced avocado, fried onions and mushrooms, a California-style shredded lettuce and tomato, dill pickle chips, or pickled red onions! The sky’s the limit.

Use a wire whisk to beat up a baking mix batter and make it lump-free-it works like a charm. Keep reading for the recipe

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cheeseDo you make a beeline to the charcuterie board at parties? Are you always the first person to schedule wine and cheese nights? Do you drool over videos of ooey, gooey, stretched cheese? Then it’s confirmed: you’re a cheese fanatic. But despite your love of all things cheese, we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve probably been storing cheese wrong your entire life. The good news is that it’s not a big deal, because I’m about to teach you how to store cheese properly so it lasts longer, maintains flavor, and doesn’t have to end up molded in the garbage.

I reached out to cheese experts to find out the common mistakes people make when storing cheese, the proper way to store cheese, and the best tools you need to keep cheese fresh. To keep even more foods besides cheese fresh, you’re going to want to invest in these 14 Best Kitchen Tools for Helping Food Stay Fresh.

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BB108fOIFor many people, their morning cup (or three) of coffee is prime motivation to get out of bed it gives you an energy boost, it tastes good, and the ritual of sipping from your favorite mug sets the tone for the day. But then you make another cup, and soon enough, it’s time for your afternoon Starbucks to ward off the 4 p.m. yawns…

If that sounds familiar, 85 percent of Americans are right there with you enjoying their caffeine. Even though drinking coffee isn’t necessarily bad for you in fact, it has some health benefits there is such a thing as sipping too much java. Caffeine is still a drug, and over-consuming can trigger adverse reactions in your body.

Kelli McGrane RD, for the calorie counting app Lose It!, reveals five signs of excessive coffee consumption. If you’re experiencing them, consider this your wakeup call that maybe it’s time to cut back. And, to keep the rest of your habits in check.

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A guide to ordering food during a pandemic

BB14s73OThe coronavirus pandemic has given everyone a lot of food for thought on whether or not it’s safe to order food for takeout, delivery or pick-up. The short answer is yes, it’s safe – but it’s better to take a few extra steps to be sure. From the best way to order and tipping to proper packaging handling, here is a list of practices to follow.

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Myths about the coronavirus BB14nh3ohave been circulating since it first emerged. And as states start to reopen and lockdown orders begin to lift, more myths and misconceptions are coming to light. Are things just going to go back to exactly how they were before quarantine? Will everything reopen at once? Can businesses or states be forced to reopen? This is the truth behind the reopening myths you need to stop believing. And for more things you should expect as places reopen.

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My version of creative face mask and inspiring coronavirus street art


0330151731aBefore I start this article let me first show you what was living in my back yard in south east Texas, not albino because the eyes was not red. This squirrel came every day to get acorns on the ground so I know it lived near by. I would go out back each day just to check on the little squirrel because there was many stray cats that would get in my yard to hunt lizards, the little squirrel I suppose is still living there even though I sold the property last year.

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We’ve always been big fans of cocktails. But without bars and restaurants to lean on for our fix, our appreciation for quality homemade mixed drinks has increased exponentially in the past who-knows-how-many-weeks.

herbs_in_drinksI’ll jump on any mention of a new method for making a better from-scratch margarita (skip the Triple Sec and use fresh-squeezed OJ) or a way to reinvent the Moscow mule (make them into slushies), but my favorite home-mixology experiment to date has been incorporating as many fresh herbs, spices, and fresh-slash-frozen fruits as possible. Between the finally-growing herbs on my countertop and a pantry filled with an excess of nothing but booze, spice bottles, banana bread, and frozen blueberries, making infused cocktails has been a solid creative outlet and for me and my sanity. The drinks are delicious, too.

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Can Dogs Eat Cat Food?

Posted: May 21, 2020 in Did you know?
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dog_cat_eat_foodDogs will eat any food they can find. Whether it’s dog food, cat food, something you dropped on the ground while eating dinner, or garbage they find on their walk, they don’t discriminate. We can assume that the garbage your dog finds on the road isn’t healthy for him, but is it bad if your dog occasionally eats the leftovers your cat left in her bowl? Can dogs eat cat food? If your cat is the pet in your house that loves to eat, learn if cats can eat dog food.

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