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Bold & Meaty Chili Recipe

Posted on: January 1st, 2019 by Ron Sherman No Comments



3 ½ – 4 lbs. stew meat cut into 1-inch cubes
1 onion chopped fine
1 clove garlic chopped
1 8oz. can tomato sauce
1 15oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
1 15oz can black beans, drained
2 cups strong black coffee
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder (pre-mix with ¼ cup water to moisten into a thin sauce)
2 teaspoons paprika
4 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup chili powder
1 teaspoon ground red pepper (can be less or even omitted completely for milder chili)
2 tablespoons masa harina flour
1⁄4 cup hot water

Brown beef in a Dutch oven; drain. Remove beef.

Saute onions until translucent over med-low heat. Add garlic and sauté another 1-2 minutes.

Add beef back into onions and garlic.

Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, 2 cups coffee, cocoa mixture, paprika, cumin, salt, chili powder, and ground red pepper.

Cover and simmer stirring occasionally for 1 1/2 hours, or until beef is tender.

Dissolve 2 tablespoons masa into 1/4 cup hot water to make a thick, but flowable mixture.

Add masa mixture to chili.

Cover and simmer another 15-20 minutes.

Serve with shredded cheese, jalapenos, sour cream and chopped onion on the side.

Nail Polish for Home Upkeep

Posted on: May 23rd, 2014 by Ron Sherman No Comments
Nail polish can be used prevent metal rusting in your home.
Who would’ve thought that nail polish has more uses other than as an accessory for women’s nails. Fluster Buster has shared numerous nail polish benefits for health, beauty and home upkeep. Check out some of its uses for the home:

How to Avoid Major Home Cleaning Tasks

Posted on: May 23rd, 2014 by Ron Sherman No Comments
Keep the dirt off your home's interior by regularly sweeping areas leading to entrances, cleaning doormats and asking household members and guests to remove their footwear when entering the house.Many experts would say that prevention is key to a non-stressful home maintenance. Here are a few tips on how you can avoid major cleaning tasks in your house:
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Tips on How to Clean a Dishwasher

Posted on: May 22nd, 2014 by Ron Sherman No Comments

A man cleaning some mess on dishwasher.For women, dishwashers are their ultimate savior when it comes to cleaning those dirty dishes piled up in the sink. While they are considered lifesavers, dishwashers also need regular cleanup in order to function properly.

–          To clean your dishwasher, simply put a cup of vinegar on both racks of your appliance and run it on hot cycle.

–          Sprinkle some baking soda inside the dishwasher and leave it overnight.

–          If the skanky odor is still present, use a small amount of cleaning agent you bought from the super market and run a cycle.

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Cleaning the Dirtiest Areas in Your Kitchen

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by Ron Sherman No Comments

Family members are cleaning their kitchen thoroughly.

We all know that our kitchen is one of the dirtiest places in our home. Surprisingly, there are a lot of spots in our kitchen that could be harboring salmonella, mold and E.coli. Here are some of the best tips shared by the experts on how to sanitize these germiest spots.

–          Clean your coffee maker by adding undiluted white vinegar into the reservoir.

–          Manual can openers must be hand washed in hot soapy water.

–          Scrub your spatulas in hot soapy water.

–          Remove the meat compartment from the refrigerator and clean it with warm water and mild detergent.

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Keeping Your Small Home Organized

Posted on: May 20th, 2014 by Ron Sherman No Comments
When it comes to home maintenance, people usually focus on keeping their houses clean and dirt-free. However, a clean home, especially a small house, is barely at its best when it remains disorganized and chaotic.
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Shelving Ideas for Additional Home Space

Posted on: May 19th, 2014 by Ron Sherman No Comments
Find  a place to hang all your hand tools and other small equipment.
Storage is a common problem among many homeowners. Whether things are kept in the wrong locations, they end up becoming inaccessible, or there simply isn’t enough space for all their belongings. Check out the following tips to help you maximize the available space in your home.
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Checklist for Spring Cleaning

Posted on: May 17th, 2014 by Ron Sherman No Comments

Spring home cleaing checklist.

Now that long, cold winter months are finally over, people are starting to contemplate on doing some quick home projects that will help keep their property more organized. Below are some of the most important home upkeep tasks that are utterly inevitable during spring cleaning.

–          Clear out your car’s trunk don’t forget to throw away all the trash inside.

–          Walk around your home and take an inventory of all your belongings.

–          Clean your closet floor including the baseboards.

–          Clear the cabinet under your kitchen sink and don’t forget to recycle old cleaning products.

Home Maintenance Projects to Add Value to Your Home

Posted on: May 16th, 2014 by Ron Sherman No Comments

They're doing a home maintenance to add value on it.

Do you have plans of renovating your own home? If yes, here are some valuable tips on how you can give your home a fresh new look.

–          Doing some improvement on your letterbox is sometimes the best place to start when looking for a good return on investment.

–          Replacing door handles, light fixtures and kitchen cupboard handles can help give your home a more modernized look.

–          Convert the hot water cupboard into additional shelving or a wardrobe perhaps.

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Home Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Posted on: May 16th, 2014 by Ron Sherman No Comments

A man clean his window by using glass cleaner.

Whether it is winter season or spring, we tackle a few home maintenance projects as we all love to keep our homes tidy and organized. If home upkeep is not your thing, here are some tips and tricks that will make cleaning very easy for you.

–          When cleaning your windows, make a solution consisting of 4 liters of warm water, white vinegar and dish washing liquid.

–          Use denture tablets instead of harsh chemicals when cleaning your toilet bowl.

–          To remove blood stains, simply mix one drop of lemon and vinegar and directly apply it on the stain.

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