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How To Drain A Keurig Without Taking It Apart

Owning a Keurig makes getting your everyday coffee, tea, and other drinks a breeze. All you do is pop in a Keurig cup, press a button, and your drink will be ready soon!

But not everything about a Keurig is that simple. If you are moving or simply looking to store your Keurig, you will need to empty out all of the water to ensure nothing gets damaged or wet while moving the machine around. Even if you are just leaving it to sit for a few weeks, you should completely drain the machine.

Thankfully, I can tell you that draining up all water reservoirs doesn’t mean you have to take it apart! Follow my simple tutorial to empty your appliance in just a few minutes.

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6 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Green Tea Before Bed

Green tea is a super food, but many people don’t realize that when you drink it could matter just as much as if you drink it at all! In fact, drinking green tea before bed gives your body a boost that you can’t get anywhere else.

Let me break down six great reasons that you should give drinking green tea before bed a try. You won’t regret it!

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Does Lemon Juice Go Bad? (Plus How To Keep It Fresh)

Lemon juice is often used to brighten up marinades, sauces, and other dishes. But rarely do you need more than a few tablespoons of lemon juice for any recipe.

But does lemon juice go bad? Or can you keep it in your refrigerator indefinitely once you make it?I never knew the answers to this question, and I was always frustrated by how much extra lemon juice I felt like I was wasting while cooking. Thankfully, I’ve gathered up the answers for you. Learn all you need to know about lemon juice today!

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How To Unclog A Dishwasher (Easy Steps, Without Spending A Lot!)

Dishwashers are meant to make part of your day a little bit easier. Simply load up your dishes, press start, and you’re on your way to clean dishes without the work of scrubbing and drying.

But what happens when your dishwasher is not completely draining when you use it? Sure, you can wash everything by hand, but eventually, you will want your dishwasher to work properly again.

Dishwashers usually clog whenever food remnants or grease build up in the drainage hoses. This is something that you can fix yourself. Here’s a simple tutorial of how to unclog a dishwasher at home, without hiring an expensive technician!

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Cooking Corner: How To Thicken Alfredo Sauce The Easy Way

When you are making your own alfredo sauce or buying a bottle at the store, you’ll often find that the sauce is much thinner than you would like it to be. Even if you follow a recipe precisely, sometimes the sauce just doesn’t start to thicken.

Thankfully, there are a few easy solutions that you can follow to master how to thicken alfredo sauce. I’ve made super thin alfredo sauce before and used these tips to make sure I got the creamy consistency that I was looking for.

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The Best Way To Reheat Pulled Pork (Top Two Methods)

Pulled pork is the kind of dish that is often made in large batches to serve large groups of people. But what do you do when people don’t eat enough, they won’t take leftovers home, and you have a bunch of leftovers that you have to refrigerate?

What is the best way to reheat pulled pork so that it still tastes good?

I’ve had this dilemma before. After being stuck eating goopy, pulled pork leftovers for two whole weeks, I told myself that I would never do it again. After all, there are better ways to reheat pulled pork that does not leave you with dry pulled pork!

I’ve put together the best how-to and tips for reheating pulled pork. Don’t worry - it’s simple, and with ideas from the experts, you’ll find that extra pulled pork becomes a blessing, rather than a curse. Let’s get to it!

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9 Stunning Edible Flowers For Cakes That Look Professional

In recent years, the natural beauty of flowers has been taking the dessert, wedding, and cake industries by storm. There’s no better way to replicate the beauty of nature than by putting real, edible flowers on your cakes.

But most people, like myself, don’t normally eat flowers, so it can be difficult to decide what kind of flowers are okay to use on your cake. Can you simply go into your backyard, cut any flowers that you think are pretty, and be on your way?

The answer is no, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of options. I’ve discovered 9 beautiful edible flowers for cakes that you can use in your decorations. Let’s learn more about them now!

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Top 9 Substitutes For Masa Harina: You’ll Never Know The Difference

Have you heard of masa harina? If you’re searching for advice about how to find a substitute for it, the chances are that you have. Masa harina, which means dough flour in Spanish, is a substance similar to flour that is used in many Latin American recipes. It’s made from a corn base, and it is the key thickening agent in many recipes in addition to being great for making tortillas.

Not everyone is able to find masa harina in their local store, or you might simply be out of it. While nothing can perfectly replicate masa harina, there are many great options that will still help you make a great final result.

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How To Substitute Margarine For Butter: The Easy Solution

You’re working on a recipe, but when you go to reach for the next ingredient, you suddenly realize that you’re out of it. So what do you do?

This happened to me recently. Somehow, I had run out of butter but did not realize this until I was halfway through making a batch of cookies. Rather than run to the store, I decided to use margarine instead!

Yes, it’s possible to substitute margarine for butter, but you need to understand what you are replacing and when it is okay to make this substitution.

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3 Easy Ways on How to Make Store Bought Frosting Better

Have you heard of the saying, you eat with your eyes first?

Let’s be real here. Food that are aesthetically pleasing to our eyes will surely have a spot in our grocery basket – especially when it comes to desserts and pastries. Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies will not look as appetizing without colorful icing and decoration.

Frosting is one of the most popular and most used icings in decorating cakes and cupcakes. Where can we get frosting?

You can make your own from scratch or just opt for store bought ones. There are a lot of brands that offer kinds of frosting.

Although, most commercially available frosting are white, runny, and too sweet. If you’re a beginner at baking, here’s how to make store bought frosting better.

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