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Cornstarch Does Its Best Work When It's Hot

When talking about cornstarch, a lot of emphasis is place on the importance of creating a slurry. Swirling and suspending the starch in water or milk (or some other liquid) keeps it from clumping up in your sauce and ensures everything thickens up all nice and even like. Slurries are important, but they are only part…

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Make Your Own Toddler Musical Instruments

I assume my son must have had a least a couple of rattles or shaky noise makers during his baby and toddler years. I don’t really remember them, though. What I do remember is the thing we created for him that quickly became his all-time favorite noise-maker. It was a pill bottle (with a child-proof lid) partially…

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This Kennel Is a Safer Way to Travel With Your Pet

When my mini Aussie, Rio, was a puppy, I let us fall into some bad habits. If it was just the two of us in the car, he’d crawl over the center console and hop into my lap. Very cute when he was the size of a loaf of bread, but not exactly safe. It’s extremely distracting to have a squirmy dog in your lap, and that’s a…

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