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The History of Stuffing & Dressing

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 26, 2013
Stuffing and dressings were first used during Roman times.  The stuffing then consisted of vegetables, herbs/spices, nuts and spelt (an ancient cereal ) and many times contained liver, brains and organ meat.  About 1880 the term stuffing was replaced by dressing in Victorian English.  Here in the US,  stuffing usually consists of dried bread or […]
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What is a Septic Tank

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 22, 2013
  A septic tank is a key component of a septic system.  it is a small scale sewage treatment system in areas where there is   no connection to city or local government systems.  Components of a septic system are mandated and restricted by local governments and include alarms, pumps and sand filters and a clarified liquid […]
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Pumpkin Bread

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 21, 2013
  This pumpkin bread recipe has always been a hit this time of year and is very easy to make. Oven @ 350. 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil,  1 cup canned pumpkin,  3 Lg. beaten eggs,  1 & 1/4 cup sugar,  2 & 1/3 cup baking mix (Bisquick), 2 teaspoons cinnamon.  Mix all ingredients in a bowl […]
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First Hour Charge

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 20, 2013
Ever wonder about that first-hour charge, even if the plumber isn’t there for one hour?  It is a common complaint/misunderstanding a customer may have.  As a business owner, there is a huge amount of overhead costs and fees to maintain. Follows is a list: Gas – (multiple vehicles ), Insurance – ( business, vehicle and health),  payroll – (banking & […]
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Anode Rod in a Water Heater

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 19, 2013
The anode rod in your water heater can extend the life of your water heater significantly.  An anode rod releases electrons that attach to tank imperfections that rust thus saving the inner lining of the tank.  The anode rod should be replaced every two years to prevent the possibility of having to replace the entire water […]
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Cleaning the Toilet

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 18, 2013
Cleaning the toilet is no one’s favorite household chore.  You have to admit it is one of the most important to keep germs away. First provide proper ventilation then flush the toilet and apply a generous amount of cleaner around the bowl and under the rim. Let it sit a few minutes then swab/scrub all around the bowl interior […]
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Winter Pet Care

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 15, 2013
Winter pet care is very important to the health and safety of your pet. * If you have outdoor pets they use more energy trying to stay warm so be sure to provide extra food and water as they can become dehydrated. * You also need to provide fresh dry straw or hay for their sleeping area outdoors. * […]
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Garden Hose

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 14, 2013
Your garden hose can cause major damage if it is not disconnected during the winter months.  If the hose is left connected, ice will form and pressure will build up in water lines inside your home.  This can cause a leak or a break in a water line.  After disconnecting the hose you need to […]
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Keeping Your Bathroom Clean

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On November 13, 2013
Keeping your bathroom clean can be easier than you may think.  Generally you should clean the bathroom once a week.  In between cleanings all you need is a good multipurpose cleaner.  Daily or every other day spray down the counter, faucet, sink and mirror and give them a quick wipe down.  It is a good […]
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