Apple Cider Pancakes

birthday pancakes

Heather says:Whenever birthday season rolls around, we like to give the birthday child a few treats of their own choosing, within reason. I do believe my middle child is a budding foodie. The days leading up to his birthday he talked about how he wanted to have apple pancakes for breakfast, something we have never made or even offered. I got to ...

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Potential Sources for Mildew Odor in a Bedroom

mildew in bedroom

Dear Home-Ec 101, There is a musty / mildew smell in my home, but I’m having issues locating the source of the smell. As far as I can tell, it’s restricted to one bedroom. I’ve examined all of my clothing, removed the air conditioner, checked all of the furniture, and even the air ducts. I’m guessing it might be in the carpet? Any ideas? The ...

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Menu Monday Staying On Track

Menu Plan Monday

Heather saysI'd give us a solid B+ for last week. Instead of staying at home and eating leftovers, we did get dinner out one evening. It was still a good week and on Saturday I spent some time cooking for this coming week and some travel I have in the next couple of months. Managing four kids in three schools and three sports takes a ridiculous ...

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Shredded Pork Burrito Bowls

Home Ec 101 Burrito Bowls

Heather saysWe've been working hard to reduce our meals out. We've come a long way since we first started dating and I'm thrilled about that. However, we both sometimes miss items found at certain *cough* Chipotle *cough* restaurants.We've agreed to work on finding meals or recipes that satisfy those urges without breaking our budget. A ...

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Vacuums / Vacuuming: A Home-Ec 101 Guide

vacuum and vacuuming tips

Vacuums are good for many things - carpet, hard floors, cars, refrigerator coils, vents, and more! You'll want to have a good vacuum that doesn't cost all of your savings, but still does what you want it to do. It is one of those areas where the saying "You get what you pay for" definitely applies. Following are some tips, tricks, and reviews to ...

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