3 Ways to organize your kitchen according to a pro
For some helpful advice, I turned to Lauren Combs, a professional organizer and the owner of Neat Method Detroit. You should place everything that goes in and out of your dishwasher frequently (think plates, glasses, silverware), within arm’s reach of the dishwasher. Consider putting all your cooking utensils in a drawer or in a jar right next to the stove. Put zones you use most frequently at eye level, and zones you use less often further out of reach. You can organize within the zones as well putting your most frequently used items in front, and least-used items in the back.
How to nail a virtual job interview
We talked to a career counselor to find out how to navigate the new virtual job interview world. There are specific things you can do to help the interview go more smoothly. Virtual job interviews became necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic this past year, and now it appears these kinds of interviews are not going anywhere any time soon. Watch the video to learn what you can do to nail your interviews. More: Jobs news
5 Tricks to decorate your Christmas cookies like a pro
My family is big into making Christmas cookies, but when we are decorating our cut-out cookies... I’m left a little wanting when it comes to the details. For help, I turned to Jen Schroeder, the Union Joints Pastry Chef. They make some beautiful Christmas Cookies at the Union General Store, and here is her advice:1. No matter how you decorate your cookies, remember to have fun, they will all taste great in the end. If you don’t feel like making your own cut-out cookies, you can order some at the Union Joints General Store.
Here are some fast fall home makeovers on a budget
Fix It EnterprisesHost Tati Amare chatted with Lou Manfredini about how you can fix up your home for the fall. Manfredini suggests using Miracle Sealant like the professionals. For tile, Manfredini suggested Tub and Tile paint that allows you to put a whole new surface on the tub and tile. Manfredini suggests Quick Seal which has a lifetime guarantee against mildew and mold. Once you’re done you can spray down your tile with Concrobium Mold Control to fight against any mold or mildew.
How to pose your pooch for the perfect picture
To help us out with our pooch posing problems, we asked Christine OBrien, owner of Ruff Life Photography in Troy, to give us a few pointers. 1) Play with your camera settingsIf your camera has a flash, then turn it off. Just hold down the picture button and it should take a series of quick pictures, and hopefully, one captures that perfect pose. Dogs wont quite understand what you are doing when youre trying to take their picture. You can also just let the professionals do their job, and capture the charming wonderfulness that is your dog.
Recipe: Fruit Pizza -- heres how to make it
SUGAR COOKIE CRUSTCHEESECAKE SPREADFruit toppings (use whatever you like):Preheat oven to 350 F.Line a pizza pan with a precut circle of parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl cream together sugar, butter and cream cheese just until combined. To make the cheesecake spread, add heavy whipping cream, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla into a bowl. In a large bowl mix the cream cheese and 1/4 cup powdered sugar. I usually stick it in the freezer to speed up this time)Decorate with desired fruit.
Is your skin super dry from all the hand-washing? These pantry items can help
What do olive oil, corn meal and raw sugar have in common? No, they’re not the first three ingredients to an amazing baking recipe. They are all things that can help repair your dry hands, especially if you’ve been washing them a lot more than usual, considering the coronavirus pandemic. Jordan says that using normal lotion will give you some relief, but there are many treatments you can do on your hands (or any dry skin on your body) with items that you probably have at home right now. You can watch the latest episode of StyleWise above -- and make sure you subscribe to see new StyleWise videos regularly.