Slow cookers are a great tool for keeping food warm, but condensation can collect on the lid and drip down onto your delicious dishes. This isn't so bad with soups and stews, but for less liquidy foods like mashed potatoes and mac and cheese, it can be a real pain. Luckily, there's a cheap and easy solution: All you need is a kitchen towel.
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Hanging items on a nail isn't hard, but it's always tough to hang something you can't see. You need the string to thread the nail, but not the wooden frame itself. You could photocopy a template, but your poster or painting might be too big. A simple fork can make the job easier.
If you've been craving ice cream, but don't want the usual high-sugar fare, here's a simple, protein-packed alternative. You don't need an ice cream maker, just a little time, patience, four ingredients, and a glint in your eye for homemade ice cream.
Whether you're evacuating because of fire or you're just leaving for a holiday, you'll want to know if the power went out while you were away for any substantial amount of time. Fill a cup with water, put it in the freezer until it's solid, then pop a coin on top. Leave it in there, and when you get back, check.