Kitchen-Home Decoration

July 16, 2014

Most of the homes have a corner which is somehow strange, in that corner you can fit a chair as it’s that small and it’s too big to be left empty if that corner is empty your room starts appearing a lot more empty than it really is, if you or any of your friend has that corner by now it would be right there in your conscious and you would be saying to yourself that yes it actually is very weird, if this is the case with you or any of your friend it’s high time to solve the strange corner problem, you can simply fill out that strange space by adding some shelves to it and then you will have some extra space for some storage and   it will also help decorate your room. 

Let’s not move towards the complex zone just now and start with something which is simple, you can use some planks made up of wood as you can install them without any hassle and then you can use can use them as racks, this would come into your budget and you installing the planks won’t even take much of your time, now this sounds like a cool start to the article.

If you are into crafting things then use your talent and invest in that strange corner by creating a masterpiece of your own using wood, like this later on you will be able to show off your skills as well and if you really love making things out of wood you will love working on that strange corner, the corner is strange right now and later on it would an art, think about it, if you like the Scandinavian style then you can leave your art unfinished and if you like colors then you can paint it.

You can use wood pieces which are in a triangle shape to construct some shelves for that awkward corner, it will not only give you an opportunity to style your room but will also fill that empty space.

If your awkward corner is somewhere in between the walkway then your luck is very bad my mate, this is the worst case of all as you can not even think of putting a chair or a nice table over there as it is between the walkway but instead you can trim some shelves and then install them in that corner. 

Floating shelves to have a modern version, you do not need to be old school all the time you can simply install your pretty shelves at an even distance and once you place them at an even distance you will be naturally creating tiny crannies and nooks.

If you have that awkwardly stranger corner in your kitchen then you must use the opportunity by installing open shelves, come on each and every one of use requires extra storage in the kitchen no matter how much storage space we have in the kitchen we always fall short of it and open shelves look amazingly beautiful in the kitchen.…

Ingredients 

  • Chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
  • Powder of cocoa
  • Sugar
  • Salt (just a pinch)
  • Milk (Whole cream)
  • Red wine (One bottle)
  • Marshmallows (Toasted and for the purpose of serving)

 

Directions 

  1. Place your slow cooker on your stove turn the stove on and then set the leave of heat at medium and once done with all of this add chocolate chips, milk, a pinch of salt, sugar, red wine and cocoa powder to the cooker and cook for about an hour do not forget stirring every now and then.
  2. Time for ladling cocoa into your mug and once done with it, top with the marshmallows

Cheesy Croissant Casserole 

Ingredients 

  • croissants, ( six, large sized and do not forget to cut them in half) 
  • Bacon ( about six slices) 
  • Eggs ( medium sized, about eight of them are required for this dish) 
  • Whole milk 
  • Cream 
  • Chives ( Chopped) 
  • Thyme leaves ( chopped and two tablespoons) 
  • Salt and Black pepper 
  • Cayenne (Just a pinch of it) 
  • Gruyere (shredded, at least one cup) 
  • mozzarella ( shredded, at least one cup) 
  • Butter 

 

Directions 

  1. The very first step of this recipe requires you to preheat your oven to about four hundred and fifty degrees, after preheating your oven you need to spread croissants on a large-sized baking sheet, once done with spread cut the side, after cutting the sides bake it, once it turns golden take it out (this can take about five minutes).
  2. Place your skillet on your stove, turn your stove on and set the level of heat at medium( make sure the size of your skillet is large and it has a heavy bottom), now you need to cook bacon in your skillet, cook until the texture appearances to be crispy ( this can take approximately eight minutes), take a plate ( the one which has a paper towel) and then drain the cooked bacon after draining chop the bacon into small pieces. 
  3. Now take a bowl, make sure that the bowl you are using is at least of medium size, now add eggs, cream, chives, thyme and milk in the bowl, once done with adding all the ingredients start whisking, whisk properly, the texture after whisking must be smooth after whisking add pepper, salt and cayenne, after seasoning add mozzarella and gruyere and then again mix all of these together.
  4. Take a baking dish( 9by 13) and then spread some butter in it, after spreading butter scatter cooked and chopped bacon and croissants, after scattering pour the mixture that you just made after pouring the mixture, wear gloves and press the croissants down gently, you need to make sure that the croissants are properly soaked, I would suggest you refrigerate these overnight. 
  5. You can refrigerate the croissants overnight for better results but you do not have much time you can refrigerate them for about thirty minutes once done with refrigerating bake the casserole and before baking do not forget to pre-heat your oven to about three hundred and fifty degrees, before baking top with cheese and bake for about 40 to 45 minutes in the end garnish using chives

Keto Diet

February 20, 2014

Keto diet is popularly known as ketogenic, high fat and low carb diet, our body produces ketones in our liver which then our body uses as energy. 

Whenever we eat any product which is rich in carbs our body start producing insulin and glucose, insulin is there to help the glucose travel in our body through bloodstream and glucose is that molecule which is easily converted into energy by our body. 

Our body tends to choose glucose over any other molecule and that’s why our fats are not required and as they are not required our body stores them when our body chooses glucose as the primary source of  energy our body reduces the intake of any type of carbs and because of this very fact we are induced into ketosis state, ketosis helps us survive when we do not eat much, for instance, you get up late in the morning eat an apple and then leave for college and on that very day you have six back to back classes you do not get to eat all day long and you still survive, how? You survive, you do not get very much tired as your body uses the stored fat and converts that fat into energy. 

The ultimate goal of a low carb diet is to force our body into a metabolic state, now that we know what a keto diet is let’s know about its benefits too 

Benefits 

  1. It pretty well helps us in losing weight as it drops the level of insulin in our body.
  2. It helps in controlling your level of sugar in your blood; keto is the best diet for people who have diabetes  
  3. It works as a fuel for our brain and that’s why it increases the performance
  4. It makes you feel energized throughout the day and makes you feel full, keto diet equals to the satisfaction
  5. It not only helps people who have diabetes but also helps people who have a blood pressure problem and cholesterol issues
  6. Unmanaged insulin results in diabetes, keto diet helps in reducing the level of insulin in our body
  7. Keto diet even reduces acne, no acne equals to nicer skin and who in this world does not want a face free of acne, the entire generation is facing the acne problem

So many benefits but did I tell you what you should eat when you are on a keto diet what you should not eat when you’re on a keto diet, I did not I guess, let me tell you that now you’re not allowed to eat wheat, apples, honey, cereals, yams, potatoes, corn, oranges, bananas, and rice but what you should eat is a lot of fish, eggs, spinach, sunflower seeds, broccoli, blackberries, walnuts, butter, kale, beef, hard cheese, monk fruit, saturated fats, and raspberries. 

When you’re on a keto diet you would require about twenty to thirty percent of carbs do not forget to eat a lot of vegetables like cauliflower, beans, cabbage, lettuce, and broccoli. 

Cake Batter Fudge 

December 10, 2013

This recipe won’t take much of your time and would satisfy all your cravings, this recipe in particular only requires ten minutes and requires no baking; this sweet treat is going to be super creamy and irresistible as well. 

The batter accents make sure that the taste is super chocolaty and sweet, each and every bite of this cake would smoothly melt in your mouth because of the creamy and velvety texture. To make this cake all you need to do is commit ten minutes, though to get ready it would definitely take a few hours as there is no baking required; freezing takes the place of baking here. 

Enough of taking let’s see how we can make batter fudge 

For making the fudge we would require some butter, condensed milk, a saucepan and some white chocolate. 

Directions 

  • Add all the ingredients into your saucepan and then place the saucepan on your stove, turn your stove on, set the level of heat at medium and allow the chocolate to melt.
  • Once the chocolate melts, take a bowl and add cake milk to it and after adding the cake milk add vanilla after adding vanilla whisk,
  • After whisking add the mixture to the sauce pan, keep stirring once bubbles start to appear on the surface turn off the flames, before turning the stove off make sure that the cake mix has dissolved properly,
  • If the cake mix won’t be properly dissolved the fudge won’t get thick later on, now let’s move towards the last step this step is my personal favorite not because it’s the last step but because it is full of colors, yes you guessed it right I’m talking about the sprinkles,
  • It is time you add a half cup of sprinkles to the pand and half into the mixture which is in the saucepan, you would require a cake pan ( Square one, eight inches) why? Because with the help of a square pan you will be able to make thick pieces, once done with everything place it in the refrigerator for a few hours. 

Enough of the recipe let’s know about some fun facts 

You can use green and red colored sprinkles if you are making it during Christmas, blue, red and white colored sprinkles if its memorial day, during Halloween you can use orange and black colored sprinkles and my favorite is when it’s mother day or father’s day I use my mom’s favorite color when it’s her birthday or when it’s mother days 

Regardless of anything this recipe allows us to play with the colors and colors bring happiness, and who does not love being happy, if there is something missing in this recipe do let us know by commenting down in the comment section, if you wish to suggest us something then feel free too and if you have some other color scheme for this recipe using the sprinklers then enlighten us, other than all this we love appreciation as well so feel free to let us know if we are working wonderfully 

Decor Ideas 

November 16, 2013

Go color them

Pick your favorite color or the one which goes with your room’s wall’s color and then take a paint brush and starts painting the exposed not so pretty pipes to make them outshine, the paint won’t only give a finish to your room but would also make sure that they look like as if they are a part of your room. 

Use the beauty of a bamboo 

for this you will have to go to the market then find the right size of a bamboo and then purchase it bring it home and then at the back of the bamboo cut a slit after cutting a slit use it to cover the pipes and if you are planning to go for a stouter then you can simply disguise it a pillar 

Vine

If there are pipes made up of copper crawling right up on the wall then use the opportunity and convert them into a tree by cutting some leaves out (of course not the real leaves but the ones you’re going to cut out of a flat sheet of metal) once you’re done making the leaves you can simply solder the leaves onto your pipes and once you’re done soldering you will have a beautiful tree in your room. 

Covers

Do you know how needles are used? if you know you can make a nice cover for your pipes, for instance, you can make a scarf and then wrap it around your pipes, it would bring a nice accent to your room and the best thing about it is that you will be able to change whenever you wish to. 

A shelf

No, you do not need to make that confused face, you can disguise your pipes to look as if they are supporting your shelves, all you need to do for this disguise is that you need to add some brackets to your pipes, now the number of shelves depends on you and the requirement, this not only would help you decorate your room but would also create some space where you can store your things. 

Use some tape

You can simply tape your pipes, finishing tapes are easily available in the market if you do not wish to use the tapes then you can simply use stripes and if you’re using stripes then use the one which has a bright color so that the pipes can create their own identity in your room and can outshine easily, while taping please take your time do not tape your pipes when you’re in a hurry because the result needs to be a smooth finish  

Try hanging stuff

if your pipes look like some snakes then embrace them in that way only, simply hang some stuff on your pipe, do not go overboard by adding way too heavy stuff, add fairly light or something else to increase the attractiveness of your room.  

It all depends on how creative you can be, just think what you can do with the pipes, after all, they are the part of your room if you can’t do anything them then do something with your room