How to clean granite counter tops

Dear Home-Ec 101, Can someone tell me why one of the hardest substances on earth is so picky about what it’s cleaned with? Seriously, new house, new countertops, new to granite. How do you clean AND disinfect safely on granite? Signed, Samantha   Ivy says: Well, Samantha, I’d like to know how you turned my…

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How to have a shiny sink

Dear Home Ec 101, How in the world do you get your sink to stay so shiny? Signed, Im in ur house, lookin @ ur sink Ivy says: Get out of my house. Seriously, you’re creeping me out. But while we’re here, I’ll go ahead and share my secrets to a super shiny sink. First,…

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How to Dice an Onion

Dear Home-ec 101, I hate cooking. I make a bloody mess (literally!) everytime I have to do anything involving onions. Can you help? ~Stubby in St. Petersburg Heather says: Dicing onions shouldn’t make you cry, in pain that is. First peel off the papery layers, this is easier if you cut off the root end,…

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How to Clean a Dirty Bathtub

Dear Home- Ec 101, My bathtub is so funky, it makes James Brown look stodgy. Especially since he’s dead. But I digress. The yuck in my tub is so nasty, I’m afraid to take a shower, and my co-workers are starting to complain. Help me, Luke Skywalker Home-Ec 101, you’re my only hope! Signed, Princess…

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Recipe: How to Make Sweet Tea

Dear Home-Ec 101, My inlaws from down South are coming to town, I need help! All they do is complain about how awful the food is here and how there is no ‘sweet tea’ to be found. I’d like to make a good impression. Signed, I Like it Bitter in Minneapolis Heather says: Sweet tea…

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