A lot of people do a pizza night at least once a week, and for many of us that night is usually Friday. Having pizza for dinner is a nice, casual start to the weekend and there are so many different varieties you just can’t get bored of eating it. If it's pizza night at your house and you're staring at the same old ham and pineapple, here are a few of my favourite pizza recipes to add some inspiration to your pizza night.
I’m one of the few people I know who enjoys grocery shopping. For me, it’s a challenge finding new and interesting products, getting the best price on those things I buy all the time, and saving money at the checkout. And because groceries make up a sizable chunk of my monthly spending budget, I like to save money on them as often as I can. Read on and I’ll share some tips that will have you saving on your grocery bill like a pro.
One of the things that stops people from having a smoothie every day is they simply don’t understand the health benefits. Maybe, during the 3 pm slump, they’re craving something that will fill them up fast and give them a boost of sugar-fueled energy instead of thinking about how they’ll feel after an hour of treating their body to something healthy. These are the smoothies you’ll want to start your day with and drink more than once when you need an extra boost:
There's one area in home tech that's really changed, and it’s the part most people overlook until they need replacements—appliances! Swapping out your old appliances for new appliances will save you on your energy bill, give you cleaner clothes, sparkling clean dishes, and even cut down on your grocery bills.
CES 2015 is well underway, and as is the norm for the biggest gadget show of the year, there’s been more than a few surprises popping up on the floor. I’m on red alert for anything exciting as far as appliances go, and I’ve got a few amazing innovations to share. I’ll even go as far as saying that watching this stuff roll out has caused me to have more than a few Star Trek flashbacks, because some of these devices are pretty close to things I’ve only seen on futuristic TV shows.
Teching out the kitchen has always been a dream of mine, and it’s all starting to happen now thanks to the latest appliances. Today at CES 2015, Samsung introduced a few new innovations in kitchen and home appliances, and did a teaser for the Chef Collection app that’s got a lot of foodies seriously excited. Here’s a quick run down of what Samsung has in store this year.
I rely on reviews for all small kitchen appliances I buy, and that includes one of my most important small kitchen appliances - the coffee maker! I can’t imagine not having a decent coffee maker in the house, and I rely on mine to kick start my day, every day. I’m also a fan of a good, hot cup of tea and any other hot beverage you put in front of me. Judging from the feedback and ratings on these products from other Best Buy customers, I’m not the only one who loves hot beverages. Here are a few of the top hot beverage makers on Bestbuy.ca right now, as rated by Best Buy customers:
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The holidays are full of the fun, family and festivities. They also require the inevitable cleaning before guests arrive and after the gifts are opened and appreciated. Simplifying chores are what Dyson vacuums do best. You can ask for a Dyson under the tree, of course. Before that, you can enter Best Buy’s “Tidy up for the holidays” contest and you may win the Dyson DC78 Animal Cinetic Vacuum. Read on for more details:
Let’s face it, laundry isn’t a whole lot of fun. It’s certainly not how I like to spend my evenings, I can tell you that much. I mean, there are just so many steps! You’ve got to sort your clothes, lug them to the machine, put them in, press a button, wait … take them out, put them in another machine, press another button, and then wait some more before you take them out and fold them. It’s excruciating. It’s also pretty sad that I’m not alone in my disdain for laundry, especially when you consider the fact that electric washers and dryers as we know them today, like those from consumer appliance giant Frigidaire, have only been around for about 100 years.
Put up your hand if you like to do laundry. No, I can’t really see any hands waving, but I’ll assume there are very few people who actually enjoy the process of washing and folding laundry. It’s definitely one of those chores that take up a lot of time every week, and as soon as everything is folded and put away, you have to start all over again.
The latest models of Bosch refrigerators have ultra-efficient cooling systems, full-extension drawers for extra space, and humidity-controlled crispers to keep your lettuce and apples fresh until you’re ready to eat them. Upgrading from an older refrigerator to a Bosch refrigerator is more than just an upgrade – it’s a revelation. And it definitely doesn’t hurt that they look great while they’re keeping everything cool in your kitchen.
Like almost every other household appliance, today’s dishwashers come equipped with a seemingly endless array of features. But if you are in the market for a new model, all those options can be overwhelming. That said, you don’t want to make your decision based solely on price or appearance either, because the cold hard truth is that if your dishes don’t fit, or if they come out looking just as dirty as they did when they went in, then it was not money well spent. So with that in mind, here are a few things to keep in mind when the time comes to choose your next dishwasher.
A microwave is one of the most important small appliances in your kitchen. If you’re in the market for a new microwave, you’re in for a treat. The latest models are sleek, stylish, and do the jobs of 100 cooks, all wrapped up in a compact package that sits on your counter on mounts above your range. Check out these 4 things to look for when buying a microwave.
The Tiny Home movement has been building up for a few years now. When I first heard of tiny homes I immediately downloaded the catalog and was in love with the simple, small designs. It might not be do-able if you have 4 kids (and all of their stuff) under your roof, but these cute, quirky homes are perfect for a single person, small family, or seniors who want to live independently.
When it comes to saving electricity, a good place to start is looking at your old appliances. If your home is filled with older models they are not going to be ENERGY STAR rated and may cost you more money in the long run.
Surfing online one day, I stumbled across a site that suggested a ton of different ways to use appliances. I thought I had a trick or two up my sleeve until I read through, and I was blown away by the different, fun ways to use both the big and small appliances in my house. Try a few of these just for fun – some of them are so amazing you’ll probably make them part of your weekly routine.
When it comes to buying a new appliance like a range, most people fall into one of two camps – you either love weighing the pros and cons of the latest and greatest makes and models and enjoy imagining how they'd fit in your kitchen, or you’re reluctant to even begin shopping because you’re overwhelmed by the choices. But if you take all of the range options and break down the choices into simple sections, shopping becomes fun and easy.
What’s round, black, and the star of Youtube videos involving cats? If you guess the iRobot Roomba, you are absolutely right and have probably watched your fair share of cute kitties strapped down and spinning around on the floor. But just using the iRobot to entertain your friends would really be missing the point of what this vacuum can accomplish.
When I first went off to University, I was pretty surprised at what I didn’t know about living away from home. You know all of those ‘little things’ you get used to having in your kitchen? You have to, for the most part, live without them or stock them yourself. And because dorm rooms are shared and you don’t generally have a kitchen right in your suite of rooms, you have to really pick and choose from all of the kitchen essentials you’re used to having.
If you’re squeezed on space and aren’t quite sure what you’ll really miss from your kitchen at home, here are my top 5 picks for kitchen appliances you need to take to your dorm.
Peanut butter and jelly. Ken and Barbie. Yin and yang. Bugs and Daffy. Pork and beans. Best Buy and furniture? Perhaps not the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of Best Buy, but it’s true! With a new assortment of living and dining room furniture to add to its existing range of bedroom sets, Best Buy is quickly becoming a one-stop shop for all things related to comfortable living. So, what kind of furniture can you expect to find on BestBuy.ca? Contemporary, comfortable, and affordable sets that are suited to a wide variety of tastes.
There are a number of ads on TV right now that tout the mighty cleaning power of various dishwasher detergents, and show how by using them you can avoid the crippling embarrassment that comes with serving your dinner guests wine in spotted glasses. Sarcasm aside, these ads do beg the question – why isn’t your dishwasher doing its job as it should? Perhaps the pipes just need to be cleaned, but if not, and your dishwasher is looking a little worse for wear and you’re in the market for a replacement, look no further than GE.
If you’re wondering how you can beat the heat this summer, just take a look around your kitchen. Popsicles, ice cream, or a crushed ice drink - if you’ve got the right small kitchen appliances, you’ll be able to whip up an icy drink or a sweet, cold treat to cool you off in no time.
Summer time is a great time to sit out on the deck or in the backyard and watch the sun go down. When you have a nice, ice-cold drink in hand, it’s that much better isn’t it? Check out a few of the drink recipes I’ve conjured up in my kitchen over the past few weeks. I guarantee there will be one or two that makes your BBQ or summer party menu this year.
I have a confession to make – laundry is the bane of my existence. And while I’d like to think that my distaste is deep seeded in some traumatic childhood experience like my older brother locking me in a dryer, or that I’d loathe the chore in the very best of conditions, I’m pretty sure my disdain stems from 20 years of doing laundry in communal facilities in the dank basements of the various apartment buildings I’ve called home. Let’s just say that quality machines are not exactly a landlord’s priority. So that’s why, while some covet a white picket fence and a lush yard, for me, a quality washer and dryer, like those from appliance giant GE, are the epitome of happily ever after.
Ok, perhaps that’s a stretch, but to have in-suite laundry facilities that do not make your towels smell like your neighbours’ dirty hockey gear … well, that’s the dream! So, from a “have not,” here are some GE models that are more than worthy of consideration.
The refrigerator is the largest and most used appliance in your kitchen. Fortunately, they’ve come a long way since the day of the boxy design with one butter bin inside. GE offers energy smart refrigerators combining form and function that add style and storage to your kitchen.
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