Synthetic or Distilled Vinegar, Is It the Same as Apple Cider Vinegar for Cleaning?

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Dear Home-Ec 101, I came across your blog via Stumbleupon... I thought you would be the right person to ask this question... In a lot of homemade cleaning products people use vinegar as a component. I get only the synthetic vinegar here in India. I do get apple cider vinegar but its far too expensive (Rs 160 per 0.5L against Rs 30 per 1L of ...

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Help! Can I Use Powdered Garlic Instead of Fresh

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Dear Home-Ec 101, I don’t have fresh garlic. Could I use garlic powder? And if so, how much do you think? I have about 5 drumsticks. Signed, Look at My Chicken Legs, LOOK AT THEM! Heather saysI hope those drumsticks have been in the refrigerator.Yes, you can absolutely use garlic powder in place of fresh garlic in most recipes. Will it ...

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Why Does This Drumstick Look Dark Red? Is It Safe?

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Dear Home-Ec 101, I have a question concerning prepping chicken legs. My family LOVES chicken legs but the unsightly blood that sometimes comes along with chicken legs leaves us all a little disgusted. I’ve read about and tried the salt brine method for removing the blood but have had almost no success. Any tips? Signed, Squeamish in ...

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Menu Monday #37 & Heading to the Food and Wine Conference

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Heather saysI have a lot of food related things on my mind lately. Some of it is simply trying to be a good parent and encourage healthy habits in our kids, some of it is wondering if I say too much or not enough when it comes to making healthy choices. How hard do you push a kid? At what point does it change from encouragement to control? I ...

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Chores, Adults, and Respect

dealing with adults and chores

Dear Home-Ec 101, Really enjoying the website and my house is getting cleaner every day thanks to all the tips and the chore schedule. Now my current issue is HOW to get my hubby and our long-term guest to at least KEEP it clean. What rules should everyone follow to keep the house clean for longer?Currently I vacuum every day although I don't ...

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