| Aug 9, 2011
Is there a household appliance more useful, more pleasurable, more giving than the blender?
No, there is not.
Yes, the vacuum cleaner deserves our admiration and our gratitude (plus, if you're like me, it's impossible to pass by a vacuum-store window...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 8:00 AM
Millions of students are packing up for college right now. Don’t forget to stow a culinary care kit along with the futon, the laptop, the shoe racks and the microwave or toaster/oven (if they're allowed).
It’s easy for parents and kids to...
| Sep 8, 2011
Peppers are, arguably, among the easiest home garden crops to grow. Problem is, they take forever to do so. They usually don't come into their own until after the tomatoes are gone and the herbs are exhausted from the heat. So, herby, tomato-ey, peppery...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 3:21 AM
Norma Thompson spent much of Monday dusting, polishing and sprucing up items that will fill a soon-to-open home improvement store in Halethorpe. The hours she volunteers with Habitat for Humanity's newest ReStore will help this Baltimore grandmother,...
| Aug 23, 2011
Q: After making homemade tomato sauce, should you let it cool down to room temperature before putting in the fridge? My Nana always did, then I heard that letting it cool down is a bad idea because of bacteria. The other night I heard Gordon Ramsay say it...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 8:12 AM
Here is some more information from officials at the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for before and after the hurricane.
--On carbon monoxide: This is generated by gas-powered appliances such as generators and charcoal and gas grills. It's...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Mary Harris from Nottingham was looking for recipe she has lost for a blueberry breakfast cake made in a loaf pan. Gladys Wilt from Lothian sent in a recipe she had for Alabama Blueberry Bread that she thinks is really great and that Harris might want...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 6:49 PM
BGE customers should call 877-778-2222 immediately to report your location.
Turn off or unplug sensitive electronic equipment and appliances to avoid damage from surges when power return.
Do not use candles as lighting.
Leave one light turned on so...
| Sep 5, 2011
The last time you wiped down your desk and shook crumbs from your keyboard was — yep, a year ago, when you knocked over a latte while munching a turkey croissant sandwich. Or was it after crunching through that bag of Cheetos? That's not good news...
| Sep 7, 2011
After four days without power, my family returned to the 21st century Wednesday night, but that wasn't the worst experience of the storm.
As I snuggled up on the couch Saturday to weather Irene with my family, I had no idea what was in store. I...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 2:34 PM
Most manufacturers have reformulated their dishwasher detergents after laws limiting phosphates went into effect last year. Now Consumer Reports’ preliminary tests find that some detergents can leave glassware coated with a white film when it’...