Blog Posts in February, 2015

  • Be a Laundry Ninja

    February 26, 2015
    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a fascinating group, wouldn’t you say? Their home is below ground in the New York sewer – certainly nothing impressive about that. But just in the nick of time, they always seem to show up ready and willing to battle criminals, overlords and aliens. They simply appear out of nowhere, get the job done and then disappear again. Wouldn’t it be nice to be a laundry ...
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  • 5 Breakfast in Bed Ideas

    February 26, 2015
    “When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?” “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?” “I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said. We think that maybe Winnie the Pooh was on to something here. What could possibly be more exciting ...
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  • Beef Wellington: A Christmas Tradition

    February 26, 2015
    Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. And in my home, it’s a time when the kitchen is always stirring. My mom loves when everyone comes home for the holidays and she really enjoys cooking our favorite dishes for every meal. One of her favorite dishes to make for Christmas dinner is beef wellington. I’m not sure why this particular meal was originally chosen, but no one in our ...
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  • For the Love of Pumpkin: Pumpkin Recipes

    February 26, 2015
    The first day of fall is almost synonymous with pumpkin. Pumpkin this…pumpkin that. Pumpkin seems to bring out inner obsessions. Well, maybe obsession is too strong of a word. Let’s call it pumpkin mania. Think about it. People line up at the local coffee shop waiting, drooling, and practically panting for their beloved pumpkin spice latte. Restaurants serve seasonal pumpkin flavored menu items. ...
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  • 5 Tips to Simplify Your Life

    February 26, 2015
    With the hustle and bustle of each day, our schedules seem to get crazier by the minute. Do this, be there, meet them, pick up that… It seems like we’re on a perpetual merry-go-round that goes faster and faster the more we try to slow it down. When did life get so busy and complicated? And just as we appear to have it all together, the side effects of this overloaded lifestyle creep in: headaches, ...
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  • Child Safety in The Kitchen

    February 26, 2015
    The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. It’s a place where memories and masterpieces are created and cherished. From the recreation of Aunt B’s apple pie that turned out beautifully or the hot mess that should have been Grandma’s creamy mashed potatoes but turned out to be a yellow glob with a near-rubber consistency, the kitchen is where memories are made. Whether you’re ...
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  • 3 Tips for Using Pumpkin Seeds and Guts

    February 26, 2015
    Don’t you just love pumpkins! This time of year pumpkins are everywhere – pumpkin spice latte, fall festivals and everyone’s favorite…jack-o-lanterns. For some, carving a jack-o-lantern is a family tradition. From elaborate designs and intricate cuts to traditional triangle eyes and noses, each jack-o-lantern has a story. But to get to the intriguing spectacle that is the jack-o-lantern you’ve got ...
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  • Fall Into Apple Delight!

    February 26, 2015
    It’s fall! Leaves are changing colors and the weather is getting cooler. That means one thing – apples are ripe. When I was young, fall meant trips to the farm to pick out our own pumpkins and apples. Those were times full of fun and nostalgia. I think that my love of apples comes from those trips. I have always loved apple pie but recently I discovered a new delicious way to enjoy apples that ...
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  • Cook Like a Pilgrim: No Appliance Recipes

    February 26, 2015
    We recently asked the folks on the Mr. Appliance Facebook page to finish the following sentence: If my microwave stopped working today, I would __________. The results were anything from plug in the crock-pot to simply not eat. Well now, we certainly don’t want someone to stop eating simply because of a modern-day appliance break down. Obviously, if your have an appliance that stops working the ...
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  • Stay Healthy at Holiday Parties

    February 26, 2015
    Oh, don’t you just love this time of year? True, our schedules are unbelievably busy, but intertwined within the hustle and bustle of shopping, parties and get-togethers, there’s the most amazing food imaginable. Most of these seasonal delicacies are once-a-year goodies; so, when you think about it like that, it’s completely ok to overindulge, right? Well, that may not be the best strategy. ...
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  • Easy Holiday Cookies

    February 26, 2015
    Sandra Lee is known for her “Semi-Homemade” cooking show on the Food Network. She once said, “Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.” We think Sandra hit a homerun with this statement. There’s just something about a cookie – especially a Christmas cookie – that can bring out the inner cookie monster in anyone. ...
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  • Keeping Your Whites White

    February 24, 2015
    You know the rule…no wearing white after Labor Day. But let’s get real. Who really follows that rule these days anyway? Bustle.com has an interesting listing of the 5 times you shouldn’t wear white: Weddings Funerals Hot Dog Eating Contests Ice Bucket Challenges Apple Picking There’s no mention at all about post-Labor Day wardrobe choices. When asked about the wearing white after Labor Day rules, ...
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  • Roses are Red. Grass Stains are Green.

    February 24, 2015
    "Roses are red and grass stains are green. To knock out stains, you just gotta get mean!" Grass stains on white baseball pants….tomato sauce on a new pink shirt…ink blob on favorite khakis…grrrrrr. It’s common knowledge that clothes with spills and stains are automatically tossed in the trash or are recycled into cleaning rags, right? N to the O. No way. You can absolutely knock those stains out ...
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  • 3 Easy Steps to a Clean Fridge

    February 24, 2015
    By Emile Sims Spring is just around the corner. And the start of a new season means it’s time to start afresh, clean and get organized! If your family is anything like mine, your kitchen is far from clean (the refrigerator in particular). Especially if you have young boys living in your house, odds are that your refrigerator will suffer more spills than you’d like to admit. You’ll know it’s time ...
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  • Simple Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

    February 23, 2015
    With the birth of spring comes backyard cooking and barbeques. Creating a picture-perfect outdoor kitchen may seem stressful and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Building a backyard cooking space can be easy and affordable with these simple ideas. Purchase a pre-made grill structure A stylish and multifunctional grill is the main centerpiece of any outdoor kitchen, but don’t want to feel ...
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  • Energy Saving Laundry Tips

    February 21, 2015
    Mr. Appliance® gives expert advice on how to save energy on laundry WACO, Texas, (February 21, 2015) – With energy costs continuing to be on the rise, energy efficient appliances are becoming more popular. Saving energy in the laundry room is especially important, but brand new energy efficient appliances are not necessarily the answer. These simple tips from Mr. Appliance can help save on energy ...
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  • Mr. Appliance Ranked as Top Franchise Opportunity

    February 20, 2015
    America’s leading appliance repair franchise featured as best buy for franchisees. WACO, Texas, (February 20, 2015) – Mr. Appliance®, America’s leading appliance repair franchise is featured as one of the Top 100 Franchise Opportunities by Franchise Gator. The Franchise Gator Top 100 listing was created to help individuals interested in purchasing a franchise limit potential risks when searching ...
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