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Do More with Leftover Recipes

Oven roasted chicken breast.

Many people shun leftovers. They have unfriendly memories of eating leftovers as a child or they haven’t found success storing and hate reheating them. With the right tips and approach, you can do more with leftover recipes.

Store leftovers properly.

This step affects your leftover recipes and their potential more than any other step. Many people simply place the container the food was cooked in, inside the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap. Too much moisture ruins food. Place all leftovers in an airtight container. Make sure the food has a bit of room inside the container – don’t over stuff.

Additionally, it’s important to know how long the leftovers have been inside your refrigerator. Two to four days is a general food safety rule of thumb. And if you have any doubt that the food is safe to eat, throw it out. One way to help prevent any guessing games with leftover recipes is to place a label on the storage container. Write down what the leftover is and the date that it was prepared.

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Holistic Skin Care: Herbs and Spices to Try Out

Horsetail, a plant that might be a good choice for holistic skin care.

When it comes to holistic skin care sometimes all a person has to do is look into their spice
rack or if they grow their own herbs, their garden. Humans have known for millennia
that different herbs may be astringent or might help the skin hold on to moisture.
They could clear up breakouts and potentially make skin glow with health.

Herbs and spices to possibly consider for holistic skin care

Oat Straw

Oat straw is the stem of the oat plant while it’s still green and its sap is milky. It is a source of silica and calcium. It has been used for hundreds of years for skin problems
and to potentially correct imbalances in the blood sugar. Oat straw is most often made into
tea or extracts and added to food.

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5 Great Recipes Using Tomato Sauce

Beef chili, one of the most delicious recipes using tomato sauce.

Tomato sauce is a staple in pantries around the world. It’s versatile, inexpensive, and makes a wonderful foundation for a variety of recipes. In fact, if you don’t have a stockpile of tomato sauce in your pantry, you may be missing out. Don’t believe it? Here are 5 great recipes using tomato sauce!

Recipes Using Tomato Sauce

#1 Spaghetti Sauce

This is one of the quintessential Italian recipes using tomato sauce. Use one or two cans of tomato sauce combined with a bit of garlic powder, salt, and Italian seasonings like oregano and basil and you have spaghetti sauce. It’s quick, easy and much better than store-bought sauces because you make it the way you like it.

Also, homemade spaghetti sauce doesn’t have any added sugar or preservatives. It’s all natural and all delicious. And of course, you can add some ground beef or pork if you like a hearty meat sauce. Or add clams or mussels for a seafood spin.

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Deep Cleaning – Do It Yourself or Hire a Professional?

Fresh & clean bedroom.

Choosing to do the deep cleaning yourself or hire a professional is a privilege that many people have but don’t use. They are scared it’s going to cost too much. Consequently, due to how busy most people are these days, some of the deep cleaning that needs to happen never gets done.

This causes lots of stress on the occupants of the home, because home is supposed to be a comfortable and safe place. If it’s not tidy and clean, it doesn’t always feel that way.

To choose whether to do the deep cleaning yourself or hire someone, ask these questions.

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How to Choose the Right Shape of Pastas For Your Dish

A variety of popular pastas.

You might think that any old pasta works for any old dish. And it’s true that you can mix and match pastas however you see fit. However, some pasta shapes definitely work better with different recipes and sauces. The right combination can create a perfect dish.

Popular Pastas

#1 Spaghetti, Buccatini, Cappelli, and Angel Hair Pasta

Spaghetti is a long thin noodle. It’s perfect for heavier meat sauces because the pasta can hold up under the weight of the sauce. Angel hair is ideal for thin tomato sauces or even a pesto. Add a meat sauce to angel hair and you’ll have a plate full of crushed and mushy noodles.

If you really want a sauce that will hold up to a thick meat sauce, try buccatini. It’s a thick spaghetti-like noodle with a hole in the middle – like a long thin straw. Cappelli is a thin, spaghetti-like noodle. It’s ideal for broth-based sauces.

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Creative Burgers with Flair

Creative burgers come in many forms and many unique flavors.

After World War II, the middle class in America began to move to the suburbs and backyard grilling was an inexpensive means of socialization. This has become a tradition in America, even if the backyard is a small balcony off one’s apartment. Fresh ground beef makes the best creative burgers due to the fat content. It can be stored in the coldest part of the refrigerator for 2 days. Beyond that, it needs to be well wrapped and frozen. When the time comes to thaw it, place on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator to prevent any drips from contaminating other food.

While there isn’t anything wrong with an old-fashioned cheeseburger, you can amaze your guests at your next cookout by introducing a little flair. First, let’s start with a basic burger recipe.

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