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How to Keep Popcorn Fresh

No one enjoys reaching into a bowl of popcorn to find a soggy or chewy piece. Fortunately, you can make a few little changes to end up with popcorn that stays fluffy and crisp, even days after you popped it. To make popcorn that stays fresh, store the plain popcorn in an airtight container and(…)

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How to Make Focaccia

Focaccia is one of the best beginner breads to make because it’s so forgiving and easy to shape. Combine bread flour with salt, yeast, olive oil, and water so it forms a wet dough. After you’ve rested the dough, add any toppings you like and let it prove again. Then bake the focaccia until it’s(…)

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How to Protect Your Back While Moving

Moving into a new home, or helping someone else move, is a common way to strain or injure your back. To minimize your potential for back problems, make sure to lift every item using proper technique—keep the old adage “lift with your legs” in mind! You should also work to get your back and body(…)

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How to Build a Carpenter Bee Trap

Carpenter bees are a destructive nuisance that dig nesting holes through fascia boards, decks, and other wood structures. Although they aren’t dangerous, they do a lot of damage when they show up in spring. Fortunately, you can build an environmentally-friendly trap even if you don’t have a lot of crafting experience. Gather a wooden post(…)