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Stainless vs Plastic vs Glass Mixing Bowls: Which Is Best?

Mixing bowls are a basic staple in every kitchen, so which type should you use? That depends a little on how you’re planning on using them and a little on each type of material’s pros and cons… The very best thing about stainless steel mixing bowls is the fact that they are so lightweight. This makes them easy to wash, …

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Chicken Enchilada Recipe That Will Even Make Tough Guys Say Yum!

Every enchilada lover has his or her favorite chicken enchilada recipe, but this one – which gets five stars on Skinnytaste – is easy-peasy, rich and cheesy. Just sayin’! Enchilada sauce ingredients: 2 garlic cloves, minced 1-2 tbsp chipotle chilis in adobo sauce 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder 1/2 tsp ground cumin 3/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste Ingredients for your …

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Why Hang Fruit?

Brown spots on our bananas and crisp apples gone soft…yuck; but what’s a person to do? Stop throwing away a good percentage of your fruit purchases because they go bad before you can eat them all. A hanging fruit basket from Houseware Warehouse is an excellent solution! Do you keep your fruit in a regular bowl on the kitchen counter? …

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Dos and Don’ts for Cleaning Your Grill

We clean our houses, we clean our cars and our kids clean their rooms. Don’t forget to clean your barbeque grill. Cleaning your grill can have an impact on the outcome of your food, and nobody wants their food tasting like last week’s dinner! Cleaning your grill can also keep your grill working optimally and even extend its longevity, so… …

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Griddles – the Best Way to Make Breakfast!

Ever cooked on a griddle? With its expansive flat surface, it’s so easy and clean-up is a snap too! Plus, if you’re a breakfast lover, you’re in luck because griddles are one of the best ways to make breakfast!  You can go traditional old school with eggs any way you like, all your favorite breakfast meats beautifully browning and even …

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Chicken and Dumplings for Chilly Nights (and maybe not so chilly nights!)

According to TastyCo and a bunch of peeps who gave this recipe five stars, the following is a very tasty treat! You will need: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 pounds boneless, skinless, cubed chicken breast 1 cup diced yellow onion 1 cup sliced carrot 1 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons butter 6 tablespoons flour 6 cups chicken broth ½ cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon thyme 1 ½ cups frozen peas A liberal …

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Check Out Our Cast Iron Selection

Cast iron is an amazing kitchen tool, and we promise that once you try it, you’ll be hooked! Made from solid construction, your cast iron cookware can last a lifetime. Cast iron also provides incredible heat retention so that foods cook evenly and it is versatile, switching from stovetop to oven in a snap. Unlike some of the newer cookware, …

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Different Cake Pans and Their Uses

We all like cake (most of the sane folks out there, anyway) and may even consider ourselves well-versed in the art of cake baking, but when it comes right down to it, you may be surprised at how many different cake pans there actually are! Of course there is the sheet cake pan, which is perfect for traditional birthday cakes …

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Spices Galore!

Looking for ways to spice things up? Here’s a solution. Just visit housewarewarehouse.net for a varied selection of affordable spices and flavorings! All of your usual spice suspects, such as salt, pure ground pepper (and salt and pepper sets), salt-free seasoning, garlic salt, seasoned salt, crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper and sea salt (and even fine sea salt), are available …

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Simple Wine Go-to List

We have our go-to retorts we use for the times our little brothers annoy us. We have our go-to gear for impromptu dates – like that sassy sundress that fits just right. Then, when we just happen to crave a glass of wine as big as our heads, we have our simple wine go-to list… First up on the list …

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Meat Marbling

Everyone loves marbles! There is the marble from which we construct gorgeous countertops and coliseum columns. There are also the marbles we make by crushing and feeding them into a furnace, then molding and cooling them so that we may play an age-old and much loved game. Distinct in appearance, they can be sparkly, swirly, steely, translucent, cracked or they …

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Daytona Events

One of the most popular vacation destinations boasting 23 miles of sugary sand beaches, unsurpassed weather forecasts and exhilarating nightlife, Daytona is a place where fun never ends.  “The World’s Most Famous Beach,” serving up a ton of incredible events every year is also aptly named “The Festival Capital of Florida.” Speaking of annual Daytona area festivals, you can kick …

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Chocolate Fondue – A Must!

Think about combining your all-time favorite foods and savoring them after stuffing huge wads (or regular bites for the more moderate in the bunch) in your mouth. We’re talking about chocolate fondue. Yes, please! Melt your milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate and then set up a buffet for a kids’ party, a parents’ party or a party of …

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Child Snap and Go Pods

Everyone is always looking for ways to make their life easier and if you happen to have a baby at home, you, in particular, would certainly benefit from any innovation that might make life just a little more effort-free. Take Child Snap and Go Pods, which you can find at Houseware Warehouse, for instance. These come as six detachable, multicolored, …

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Put a Cork in It…Or Don’t, with Our Wine Pump!

Ever been over a friend’s house and when they offer you wine, you just say, “whatever is open is fine,” instead of drinking the wine you really want? Or maybe you’ve come home after a hard day of work and you would like just one glass of wine to wind down while you make dinner for the masses, but you …

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Wine Fanatic? Get All Your Wine Accessories Here!

Attention all wine fans! Don’t miss out! You can get a bunch of great wine accessories at Houseware Warehouse at amazing prices! Houseware Warehouse offers a 40-display box of wine pourer stoppers as well as sets of four silicone wine bottle stoppers. Houseware Warehouse also provides an entire array of adorable, individually handcrafted, cold cast resin wine holders. These wildly …

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The Mortar and Pestle History

Throughout the centuries, we have always found the need to grind foods and medicines into fine pastes and powders for preparation; and since ancient times, the mortar and pestle has been crushing it! The history of the mortar and pestle takes us back even farther than you may think. In Mexico, research indicates that the mortar and pestle appeared as …

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Freshen Up Your Refrigerator

Fresh is always best. Fresh ideas can get you promoted; fresh diapers are always preferred to the somewhat less than fresh variety; freshly showered is better way better than sweaty and fresh off the soccer field; freshly laundered beats socks that smell like cheese; a fresh dress may catch the eye of your next husband; and a freshly prepared salad …

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Different Types of Cutting Boards!

We use cutting boards for a variety of things. There are gorgeous, marble cutting boards and charcuterie boards that we use to serve our tasty treats. We even use our cutting boards to decorate our kitchens when they are not in use…like those cutting boards adorned with wines of the world, panoramic countryside vistas and adorable, funny chefs. There are …

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The Most Irritating Thing about Making Coffee

Hands down, the most irritating thing about making coffee is separating those dad-gummed coffee filters! When you wander down the stairs and into the kitchen, bleary eyed and barely conscious, simply hoping to fill your senses and your gullet with a well-deserved cup of Joe, the last thing you need is that whole ever so annoying coffee filter fumbling process! …

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Salt…Different Kinds…Why?

Remember that “sugar and spice and everything nice” thing? I think salt may be the nice part to which they were referring. Salt can showcase and squelch certain flavors within food, such as curbing bitterness and reducing sweetness. It can also make dishes multi-dimension in flavor. There are many types of salt. So which do we choose? Kosher salt is …

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The Perfect Grilled Cheese

Cheese…the sustenance of life. Well, maybe not quite, but for many of us it comes close! It oozes from our macaroni; our shells are stuffed with it, we sprinkle it liberally on our pasta; and it is often the show- stopper on our charcuterie boards. As Rudolph is the most famous reindeer of all, grilled cheese may very well be …

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Cookware That Is Microwave Safe

It’s always good to play it safe…microwave safe! You have to be careful with the cookware you use in the microwave. Pottery items, unglazed earthenware, cut glass, soft polythene plastics, disposable aluminum pans, stainless steel, other metals and even dishes with metal trim are all a big “NO” for microwave oven use. Additionally, all dishes and cookware that are microwave-safe …

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Buying a Good Frying Pan, It’s Worth the Money

Have you ever seen those ancient black and white comedies where the old lady in a kerchief chased away the crooks with a frying pan and that same lady armed with the same frying pan threatened her husband who had spent too much time at the pub? Apparently, back in the day, a frying pan was an excellent tool to …

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Butter on the Counter – Is It Safe?

I think we can all – or at least most of us – agree that everything is better with butter. If you are in the “yay for butter” camp, listen up buttercup because this butter blog was written just for you! We all like spreadable butter, right? I mean, who doesn’t prefer soft, creamy butter to a hard pat of …

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Shaken or Stirred Cocktails: What Is the Difference?

Let’s start with the iconic James Bond, shall we? “Shaken, not stirred” is, of course, the iconic phrase used by James Bond when ordering his favorite beverage. It may be because research indicates that shaking a martini breaks down the ingredients better, leaving it with more antioxidants. Antioxidants can help reduce the risk of stroke, cardiovascular disease, cataracts and more; …

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Out With the Bad, In With the New…Kitchen Supplies, That Is!

Do you have a can opener that is so old that it can barely stab through can lids? How about knives as dull as watching Aunt Beatrice play pinochle with her pals and gadgets so past their prime that they have slipped from innovation to antique status? You’re not the only one! However, no matter the kitchen dilemma or how …

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Food to Bring You Luck in the New Year…Some Say

Pretty girls and handsome boys have been known to provide a kiss for good luck. Some professional baseball players wear their lucky socks every game without a wash (yuck) in hopes that good luck will be bestowed upon them (more likely wrinkled noses). Lottery players often play their lucky numbers time and time again with the end-goal being a mansion …

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Why Use Shelf Liners in Your Fridge

I think we’ve all used shelf liners a time or two, but have you ever used shelf liners in your refrigerator? Maybe you should!  Ever have those little (or big) spills or leaky meats or packages in your fridge that are a mess to clean up, not to mention gross and a possible health hazard? Yeah, I think we all …

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Different Knives for Different Occasions

Each knife has a different purpose, and a properly stocked kitchen contains each of those knives. Houseware Warehouse is pretty sharp when it comes to knives, so here are a few tips from the folks at Houseware Warehouse on which knives to use for each occasion… One of the most important things a well-stocked kitchen can have in its food …

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How to Care for Your Cast Iron Skillet

Seasoning your cast iron skillet is the key to its preservation and the creation of a natural, non-stick finish. It’s really easy too! Just coat your skillet with cooking oil. Then bake it in a 300-degree oven for an hour. You may want to place foil under your pan to avoid any mess. Wipe away any excess shortening. That is …

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Why You Should Tenderize Meat

Taking the time to tenderize meat can change even the toughest cuts into juicy, succulent dishes that will leave them begging for more! Tenderizing is a process which breaks down the muscle fibers in meat to soften it so that it cuts more easily, is easier to chew and even tastes better. The good news is that tenderizing meat is …

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What to Do with Your Leftovers

Well, the holidays are here, with all of the over-the-top food they bring. If you’re wondering what to prepare with all of the excess, don’t worry. There are plenty of yummy things you can do to convert those leftovers into lusciousness! Many of us cook a huge turkey for Christmas, so let’s talk turkey! If you have a fresh loaf …

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How to Cook a Ham

Although the popular, spiral-cut, honey-glazed ham may be what you picture when you think of ham, there are a variety of hams and the best way to cook them depends greatly on which one you buy. For instance, a country ham – harvested from pigs that have been fed fruits and nuts to produce a flavorful meat – is packed …

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The Basics of Canning

Canning helps spread deliciousness throughout the entire year. It can save you money too. Plus, the holiday season is upon us and homemade preserves, roasted red peppers and giardiniera can make beautiful gifts. The even better news is that it just might be easier than you may think, so let’s get your can on… Okay, first we need to keep …

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A Steak Cooking Guide

A good steak is one of the best meals around if it’s cooked right; and cooking a steak right can vary greatly from palate to palate. So here are some helpful tips to please them all! For a delicious crust, it’s best to use a paper towel to pat your steaks dry and then allow them to sit for about …

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Christmas Traditional Foods

Once a year we receive the wonderful gift of enjoying our favorite, traditional Christmas foods – all the stuff that tantalizes our taste buds and brings back our best memories of the holiday season. What could be better than the buttery crunch of a Christmas cookie, glistening with sugar or lovingly decorated with red and green sprinkles? Hmmm, maybe a …

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Deep Frying vs. Roasting a Turkey

Ok, so, the first thing you need to know about deep frying versus roasting your Thanksgiving turkey is that deep frying may be tasty, but you pay for that deliciousness in fat and calories. For example, there are about 190 calories and 11 grams of fat in a 3.5 ounce piece of deep fried turkey, while a portion of roasted …

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Paper or Reusable Coffee Filters, Pros and Cons

Ah, the perfect up of coffee…some say it is dependent upon the type of coffee you use. Some say it is more reliant on your brewing method. Others say it depends on whether or not your beans are freshly ground. It certainly could be all of the above, but let’s not forget about the filter. Yep, the type of coffee …

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How to Properly Deep Fry a Turkey

You have to be careful when you are working with hot oil, but if you take proper safety precautions, deep frying a turkey can be a wonderful thing! The first thing you want to make sure of is that your turkey is small enough to fit in the fryer with enough oil surrounding it to cook evenly. Most fryers can …

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Coffee vs. Tea – Which Is Healthier for You?

If you are like most people, coffee’s tantalizing aroma can draw you out of bed and into the kitchen before your eyes even open. That morning cup can help motivate you and a cup later in the day can help you through that afternoon slump. Those in the tea camp have their own list of virtues to tout – such …

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Candied Yams = Candied Yums!

What would Thanksgiving dinner be without candied yams? The even better thing is that the traditional Thanksgiving sweet potato recipe is easy as pie! All you need is a 29 ounce can of sweet potatoes, ¼ cup of butter cut into pieces, ½ cup of brown sugar and 1 ½ c miniature marshmallows. Place the butter pieces evenly over the …

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Attention Restaurant Owners: Save Money by Shopping at Houseware Warehouse!

Want to know one of the best kept secrets of restaurant owners, bar managers and other food and beverage industry entrepreneurs? They shop at Houseware Warehouse for quality, cost-effective kitchen and bar supplies! During these tumultuous times, anyway you can save money in business is a huge help; and Houseware Warehouse offers tons of ways to save! Bars can use …

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Butter Warmers…Why

Want to learn some kitchen hacks that are spreading like warm butter? Butter warmers are an excellent kitchen tool with more uses than you may realize. Okay, so here’s just one instance when a butter warmer is necessary. You know how melted butter coagulates and hardens back up in what seems to be total of one second after you set …

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Salt and Pepper Sets, the Cuteness Needed for Any Kitchen!

Want to up your kitchen cute factor? How about adding an adorable salt and pepper holder, made of resin and including glass salt and pepper shakers to fit? You can get yours at Houseware Warehouse, America’s online kitchen wholesaler of choice! Simply visit housewarewarehouse.net to browse through our online catalog including these charming kitchen accoutrements. Choose from various farm scenes …

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On Sale! Check Out Our Closeouts!

Houseware Warehouse is the leading online kitchen wholesaler, serving the entire U.S. of A and offering up an enormous selection of quality kitchen and household supplies, fast, reliable shipping, knowledgeable, friendly customer service and competitive pricing to help business owners successfully grow their businesses. However, for even deeper discounts, Houseware Warehouse shoppers only need to visit the “Closeouts” section at …

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Why Strain Your Muscles When There Is a Tool for That? Get a Jar Opener!

Have you ever heard a woman who has become disenchanted with masculine wiles say, “The only reason I need a man around is to open my jars”? Well, now you don’t. There are jar openers that come in all shapes and sizes that use the laws of physics to seemingly magically open jars that might have otherwise been an enigma.  …

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Grill Toppers, Why They Are Good to Have

You can’t be king of the grill without the tools to prove it. Any savvy griller knows you need long-handled tongs, a fabulous flipper and a barbeque mop for the most righteous, juicy ribs; but don’t forget about the grill topper. No skillful barbeque grill handler can be without a grill topper! The reasons you want a grill topper are …

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Butter Dish, a History

Originally used to keep butter cool in the absence of refrigerators, butter dishes have always been pretty as well as useful. One eloquent way butter was served in the 18 th century was in silver shell butter dishes modeled after scallop shells and adorned with two or three tiny “ball feet”. Back in the day, butter came in molded rounds, …

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Unleash Your Inner Baker

Longing for lava cake oozing with warm chocolate, steaming biscuits heaped with generous toppings of fruit and fresh whipped cream or lady fingers delicately dipped in coffee and layered ever so gingerly? Now is a great time to revel in sweet comfort foods from chocolate delights including gooey s’mores and brownies, bacon fat chocolate chip cookies, sea salted dark chocolate …