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How to Set a Table

“How to Set a Table” may no longer be regularly taught in public school, but it is NOT a lost art! Setting a proper table isn’t hard, and everyone enjoys the beauty of an organized and attractive scene for a meal. A properly set table makes the meal seem fancy and attractive, no matter how inexpensive or basic your flatware, dishes, glassware, and menu are. Read on to learn where to put the wine glass, whether to use a...

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5 Reasons to Use Araven Food Storage Containers

What does your establishment use for food storage containers? Have you tried Araven airtight containers? They’re a step (or five) above the gastronorm food pans you’re used to. Think Tupperware for food service! Here are the top five reasons why you should consider switching your facility’s food pans to Araven. Reason #1: Labels Araven puts integrated traceability labels inside the container. The label is actually sandwiched between layers of BPA-free ABS, which means you never have to buy another food label...

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How to Clean the Kitchen in About 30 Minutes!

Having a clean kitchen is important because it makes cooking safer and more fun. Cleaning the kitchen can be a daunting task, but we know how to make it quick and easy. We’ll discuss how often to clean the kitchen, what supplies to use, and specific techniques for cleaning the fridge, microwave and other small appliances, sink, floors, cabinets, counters, backsplash, etc.. You should wipe up after yourself in the kitchen every day. The place you prepare and consume...

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Clean the Kitchen Without Harsh Chemicals

Have you wondered how to clean a kitchen without harsh chemicals? You can effectively clean a kitchen with vinegar, bleach, baking soda, or lemon juice! Have you wondered which kinds of sponges, cloths, towels, and mops are best for which task? This article explains it all. Clean the Kitchen with Vinegar Vinegar contains acetic acid (a natural antimicrobial agent) but is also food safe, making it ideal for cleaning the kitchen without harsh chemicals. It is inexpensive. It is a fabulous...

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Foods That Can Help You Sleep Better

Good sleep is important for good health. Proper sleep can: 1) boost immune function, 2) improve brain function, and 3) reduce the risk of chronic illness, just to name a few benefits! But a good night’s sleep can be a struggle for many of us. Have you ever wondered what foods can help you sleep or how different foods can affect your sleep? We’re here to tell you that food CAN improve your sleep, and we’ve got a list...

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How to Make Crabapple Butter

https://youtu.be/LO4HcieJH3I Did you know you can eat crabapples? Are you wondering what to do with crabapples? Cooking with crabapples can sound sort of outdated, but these extremely tart little fruits make DELICIOUS jelly, butter, and wine, just to name a few possibilities! This post will explain how to make crabapple butter from this fruit that is barely edible when raw. PLUS, the juice drained off for this recipe is EXACTLY what you need to make crabapple jelly, so in a...

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How to Make & Smoke Sausage: An Interview with Arnis Robbins

Hopefully you’ve read our other fascinating smoked meat blog posts that came from time spent with Arnis Robins, Owner and Pitmaster at Evie Mae’s Pit Barbecue in Wolfforth, Texas. If not, make sure you check out How to Trim a Brisket, How to Smoke a Brisket, and How to Slice and Serve a Brisket. And now we’re going to share what he had to say about making and smoking sausage. We were fascinated with everything he shared! Big Plate: Arnis,...

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How to Slice and Serve Smoked Brisket: An Interview with Arnis Robbins

Our series of smoked meat blogs that came from time spent with Arnis Robbins, Owner and Pitmaster at Evie Mae’s Pit Barbecue in Wolfforth, Texas continues with an in-depth discussion about how to slice and serve smoked brisket. If you want to learn about selecting and trimming a brisket, or about smoking a brisket, click those links. You certainly need to have an understanding of those parts of the process before the slicing and serving. But the content of...

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How to Smoke a Brisket: An Interview with Arnis Robbins

We recently got to spend some time with Arnis Robbins, Owner and Pit Master of Evie Mae’s Pit Barbecue in Wolfforth, Texas. He shared his entire brisket process with us, including how to select the raw brisket, how to trim it (read about that here), how to season it, how to smoke a brisket, and how to serve it! (Read about slicing and serving brisket here.) This portion of the interview centers on seasoning and cooking Texas brisket, so...

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How to Trim a Brisket: An Interview with Arnis Robbins

We recently got to spend some time with Arnis Robbins, Owner and Pit Master of Evie Mae’s Pit Barbecue in Wolfforth, Texas. He went over—in great detail—how to trim a brisket, and we want to share this expert advice with you! Read on to learn his method for getting the perfect bark, how to shape the brisket for even cooking, and what to do with all the trimmings. Then once you know how to trim a brisket, you'll want to...

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