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From Chuck Roast to “Prime Rib” in Three Hours Flat

Shortly after I wrote a column on the specific steps to prepare chuck roast (a relatively cheap cut of beef) so that it turns out like prime rib, I got an email from faithful reader, Mary B. We went back and forth a bit as she prepared this for guests. I thought you would enjoy the feedback.

Roast beef on cutting board with saltcellar and pepper mill

But first, here’s a quick refresher on how to do this:

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The Best Way to Store Salad Greens to Make Them Last Longer

Has this happened to you? You open the refrigerator expecting to pull out the fresh, beautiful healthy salad greens you picked up at the market to get dinner on the table, only to reach in and discover a wilted, slimy mess.

salad greens in farmers market

That romaine, iceberg, or bag of pre-washed salad mix can’t be more than a week old, but there it is—and into the garbage, it goes. We hate when that happens—especially now as the cost of everything, including fresh produce, is soaring!

Here’s the Deal

There are ways to make salad greens last at least long enough to be consumed. But to be truly useful, whatever we have to do to make it happen needs to be practical—that means quick, easy, and reliable.

That’s why an experiment conducted at TheKitchn caught my eye and sent me running to a plastic food storage bin with a tight-fitting lid.

The Story

Christine Gallary, TheKitchn editor-at-large, was determined to end the mystery and myriad tips out there for storing salad greens by taking the three most popular methods and putting them to the test. The goal was to discover once and for all if the way we store fresh greens matters in the long run. She used a large bag of pre-washed mesclun for the test.

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The Emergency Food Items You Need to Stock Up On Now

Life is uncertain. Every home needs a stockpile of non-perishable, shelf-stable emergency food items. It’s part of any sensible emergency preparedness plan. You need to stock up now. Today.


box of emergency food

You may still be able to have all of these emergency food items delivered to your front door by Amazon or by a local grocery store in your area that offers online ordering with pick up or delivery.

A list of the essential pantry items that need to be stocked in your cupboards and pantry follows. You may have some of these already. It’s time to check and take inventory.

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How to Make No-Rinse Daily Shower Cleaner—Cheaper Better Faster

The only thing better than making my own cleaning products is when what I make turns out to be cheaper, better, and faster than something I might buy in the store to accomplish the same goal. Today’s spray-and-walk-away No-Rinse Daily Shower Cleaner is the perfect solution to keep tubs and showers sparkling between major cleanings.

clean shower bathroom sparkling


More than 25 years ago, I learned how to make a powerful Tub and Shower Soap Scum Cleaner that tackles soap scum and beats any commercial product I have ever tested. It rocked my world and it’s done the same for thousands of readers I’ve shared it with through the years (I have included it at the end of this post).

But we needed to find a way to keep our tubs and showers looking that beautiful every day, without a lot of effort. While homemade Tub and Shower Soap Scum Cleaner works really well—like magic!—it’s not for daily maintenance. And that is what prompted this homemade, No-Rinse Daily Shower Cleaner:

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