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Kitchen Efficiency

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For this mission, our bloggers have been given a set of easy, giftable, homemade microwavable meals and a set of creative kitchen tips to get them comfortable with being more efficient in the kitchen.

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Stories

COOKING SMARTER: SAVING ENERGY AND MONEY WITH THESE KITCHEN TIPS & RECIPES

I think I spend half of my life in the kitchen. It seems like I’m always cooking a meal or cleaning one up and even when it’s not time to eat we often hang out here and I work in my kitchen, too. It’s a real hub of activity so it doesn’t surprise me to learn that the average kitchen accounts for about 15% of your total home’s energy use. Your stove, oven, and refrigerator are large appliances that require a lot of energy. And I don’t know about you but my dishwasher is pretty heavily used, too! I have some really simple tips here for you to help you cut back on your energy usage in the kitchen, also cutting back your energy bill. Sounds good to me!

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How to Microwave Your Way to Energy Savings

A few weeks ago, I talked about my dreams of becoming Amish and how it would help me save money on my electric bill. I’m sorry to say that I’m not closer to becoming Amish. In fact, I’m farther away. Last week, my mother gave me an early Christmas gift – a gorgeous KitchenAid Professional 600 Series mixer. I guess it can help me make some delicious Amish-style baked goods, but it runs on electricity, so…yeah.

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When Espresso Cake Explodes out of the Mug — I Rejoice

So this go around with Envolve had me setting up shop in the kitchen, but NOT turning the oven on (saving energy you know!).

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Easy Homemade Gifts

Are you a mom or dad who loves to make easy homemade gifts for your kids teachers, the mail carrier, and loved ones? Lots of us have been in the kitchen the past few weeks baking for the holidays but did you know that all that heat to make those cookies require a lot of electricity? In fact, the average kitchen accounts for 15 % of your energy consumption. Using smaller appliances instead of your oven can help you lower your energy consumption and costs since your toaster oven and microwave are smaller so they tend to heat up faster and use less energy.

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5 Easy Tips for Making Your Kitchen More Energy-efficient

In all my years, I’ve never spent a winter at home. I’ve always worked full-time, and we’ve always had a pretty steady electric bill. But now that I’m home all day with 2 kids, WOW. The electric bill is all over the place! (…and not in a good way.)

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5 MINUTE TORTILLA SOUP AND CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO CAKE-IN-A-MUG

There are some things in life that never seem to change. Birthdays just keep rolling around, Christmas always makes me feel like a kid again, I’m 36 and still get pimples, and my husband wants to eat lunch every single day. Seriously, it’s like the man can never skip a day here or there. Makes no sense to me, but I try to keep him happy.

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