Blog Posts in 2014

  • Stay Healthy at Holiday Parties

    December 17, 2014
    Oh, don’t you just love this time of year? True, our schedules are unbelievably busy, but intertwined within the hustle and bustle of shopping, parties and get-togethers, there’s the most amazing food imaginable. Most of these seasonal delicacies are once-a-year goodies; so, when you think about it like that, it’s completely ok to overindulge, right? Well, that may not be the best strategy. ...
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  • Beef Wellington: A Christmas Tradition

    December 16, 2014
    Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. And in my home, it’s a time when the kitchen is always stirring. My mom loves when everyone comes home for the holidays and she really enjoys cooking our favorite dishes for every meal. One of her favorite dishes to make for Christmas dinner is beef wellington. I’m not sure why this particular meal was originally chosen, but no one in our ...
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  • 5 Tips to an Organized Refrigerator

    November 28, 2014
    http://www.sweethaute.net/2013/08/diy-refrigerator-shelf-liners.html “I’m so excited to clean out the fridge today,” said no one ever. There’s absolutely nothing fun about cleaning the fridge. It’s amazing how quickly it can go from organized and clean to a hot mess of smelly and expired food that isn’t even recognizable. But how in the world do you even begin the process of organizing your ...
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  • Child Safety in The Kitchen

    November 26, 2014
    The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. It’s a place where memories and masterpieces are created and cherished. From the recreation of Aunt B’s apple pie that turned out beautifully or the hot mess that should have been Grandma’s creamy mashed potatoes but turned out to be a yellow glob with a near-rubber consistency – memories. Whether you’re handing down secret recipes or ...
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  • Cook Like a Pilgrim: No Appliance Recipes

    November 26, 2014
    We recently asked the folks on the Mr. Appliance Facebook page to finish the following sentence: If my microwave stopped working today, I would __________. The results were anything from plug in the crock-pot to simply not eat. Well now, we certainly don’t want someone to stop eating simply because of a modern-day appliance break down. Obviously, if your have an appliance that stops working the ...
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  • Mama's Baked Mac 'n' Cheese

    November 13, 2014
    Thanksgiving Day is filled love, laughter and the aroma of your family’s favorite dishes being whipped up in the kitchen. Of all the amazing Thanksgiving side dishes out there, my absolute favorite is macaroni and cheese. It’s so simple that anyone can make, but can also be altered to create a heightened version. I believe homemade beats box-made every time, and even though we often choose the ...
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  • 3 Tips for Using Pumpkin Seeds and Guts

    October 26, 2014
    Don’t you just love pumpkins! This time of year pumpkins are everywhere – pumpkin spice latte, fall festivals and everyone’s favorite…jack-o-lanterns. For some, carving a jack-o-lantern is a family tradition. From elaborate designs and intricate cuts to traditional triangle eyes and noses, each jack-o-lantern has a story. But to get to the intriguing spectacle that is the jack-o-lantern you’ve got ...
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  • Fall Into Apple Delight!

    October 26, 2014
    It’s fall! Leaves are changing colors and the weather is getting cooler. That means one thing – apples are ripe. When I was young, fall meant trips to the farm to pick out our own pumpkins and apples. Those were times full of fun and nostalgia. I think that my love of apples comes from those trips. I have always loved apple pie but recently I discovered a new delicious way to enjoy apples that ...
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  • Not Your Grandma's Meatloaf Recipes

    October 13, 2014
    Did you know that meatloaf is often considered a classic comfort food? It actually gained popularity during the Great Depression and became “prom queen” of sort during World War 2. Part of the meatloaf appeal is that you can miraculously convert a measly pound or two of meat into a feast for an entire family. And those with true skill can make that loaf o’ meat stretch out to multiple meals. Now ...
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  • 5 Breakfast in Bed Ideas

    September 26, 2014
    “When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?” “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?” “I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said. We think that maybe Winnie the Pooh was on to something here. What could possibly be more exciting ...
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  • Take your Pizza to the Grill in 5 Easy Steps

    September 23, 2014
    Did you know that approximately three billion pizzas are sold in the US each year? That doesn’t even count the additional one billion frozen pizzas purchased. There’s obviously something about that ooey-gooey, hot-cheesy goodness that’s simply irresistible. A good ol’ slice of pizza gives you that kid-in-the-candy store kind of feeling. It’s like catching a great sale at Kohl’s or winning free ...
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  • Be a Laundry Ninja

    August 26, 2014
    The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are a fascinating group, wouldn’t you say? Their home is below ground in the New York sewer – certainly nothing impressive about that. But just in the nick of time, they always seem to show up ready and willing to battle criminals, overlords and aliens. They simply appear out of nowhere, get the job done and then disappear again. Wouldn’t it be nice to be a laundry ...
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  • 5 Ways to Simplify Your Morning Routine

    August 14, 2014
    Do you ever have those mornings when everything that could possibly go wrong…does? You hit the snooze button one too many times, so you’re rushed from the get-go. Coffee takes too long to brew, and you have to leave without your beloved cup-o-joe. In a frazzled rush, you spill your lunch all over the kitchen counter. You grab the closest thing in your closet and walk out of the house in an ...
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  • 5 Outside of the Box S'mores Ideas

    August 13, 2014
    Happy National S’mores Day! Did you know that s’mores were literally named when people repeatedly asked for “some more” of the ooey, gooey goodness? And when you think about it, who doesn’t want some more of a good ol ’ s’more ? There’s just something about the chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker concoction that grabs you. The creamy, warm chocolate mingled to perfection with soft, fluffy ...
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  • Outdoor Entertaining Mistakes: How to Avoid Them

    July 29, 2014
    Summer’s here and it’s time for outside get togethers with friends and family. Planning an event can be hard, but take our advice to avoid outdoor entertaining mistakes. You certainly don’t want to sacrifice your summertime outdoor lifestyle because of a few preventable mishaps. Watch your weather forecast and be careful to not have your event at the hottest time of the day. Plan for rain, whether ...
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  • How You Could Win Food Fighters with the Right Appliances

    July 29, 2014
    July 22nd is the series premiere of NBC’s Food Fighters. Doesn’t the mere name bring back memories of a good ol’, down-and-dirty cafeteria food fight where hotdogs are launched as missiles and pudding cups are used as booby traps to lure innocent victims to their demise? While watching a food-tossing food fight on TV may be captivating to some, Food Fighters is actually a legit competition between ...
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  • Best Hot Dogs in the US

    July 2, 2014
    Happy National Hotdog Month! So, hotdogs have kind of been a big deal for a long time now. Did you know the first hotdog-eating contest was at Nathan’s Famous on Coney Island back on July 5, 1916? The event is still a crowd pleaser 98 years later. As a matter of fact, Joey Chestnut just scarfed down 61 hotdogs in 10 minutes to win his eighth consecutive hotdog-eating contest this past July 4. The ...
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  • 4th of July Grilling Ideas

    July 1, 2014
    Bobby Flay once said, “Grilling takes the formality out of entertaining. Everyone wants to get involved.” Isn’t that what summer is all about – having fun with friends and family without a lot of fancy, formal fluff? When you think of summer don’t you think of a party on the patio, with guests wearing flip-flops and bug spray while eating on Styrofoam plates with plastic utensils? And in order to ...
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  • 5 Tips to Simplify Your Life

    June 26, 2014
    With the hustle and bustle of each day, our schedules seem to get crazier by the minute. Do this, be there, meet them, pick up that… It seems like we’re on a perpetual merry-go-round that goes faster and faster the more we try to slow it down. When did life get so busy and complicated? And just as we appear to have it all together, the side effects of this overloaded lifestyle creep in: headaches, ...
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  • Outdoor Kitchen Ideas for a Summer to Remember

    June 23, 2014
    Woo hoo! Summer is here. Wallace Stevens once said, “The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” And we couldn’t agree more. Seriously, what’s there not to love about summer? Sunshine, flip flops, good food, and old friends – roll that all together and you’ve got yourself the makings of a perfect party on the patio. But don’t stress if you don’t have the end-all, be-all of outdoor kitchens. ...
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  • Mr. Appliance of Manchester, Concord & Laconia Recognized

    June 23, 2014
    Named Best of NH 2014 MANCHESTER, NH (June 23, 2014) – On June 19, Mr. Appliance of Manchester, Concord, & Laconia was recognized at the annual Best of NH Party hosted at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Each year New Hampshire Magazine designates its July issue to recognize the “Best of NH” as voted on by the readers and editors of the magazine. Mr. Appliance was recognized as the best ...
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  • Cheat Sheet for The Ultimate Mom's Night Out

    May 29, 2014
    Moms, you remember the carefree days of calling up your girlfriends on a whim to meet up for some dinner, cocktails, manicures, pedicures, shopping, and maybe dancing until the early morning hours? Remember when you could really do anything “on a whim?” Now getting together with your girlfriends takes a good month to plan, and sure enough half of you won’t be able to make it because one of your ...
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  • Feeding a Large Family on a Shoestring Budget

    May 23, 2014
    “♫♪ Here’s the story of a lovely lady. Who was bringing up three very lovely girls. All of them had hair of gold…♪♫” Yes Mrs. Brady was bringing up three lovely girls, and also three sons, but she had help! What would she have done without the assistance of Alice, the trustworthy housekeeper, who handled not only the cleaning, but also cooked all the meals. Ann B. Davis played Alice not only in ...
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  • Prevent a Washing Machine Hose Disaster

    April 29, 2014
    By Kellie Pearson When it comes to disastrous water damage in your home, burst washing machine hoses have to be the worst. It’s also generally known as one of the most common complaints insurance companies receive when dealing with flood claims. How can you prevent a burst washing machine hose from happening to you? Know how to spot signs of trouble by looking at the 90-degree turns either coming ...
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  • World Health Day: 10 Tips for Healthy Living

    April 29, 2014
    April 7 is globally recognized as World Health Day . The World Health Organization created this day to mark the anniversary of their founding in 1948, as well as to help draw attention to the importance of global health. While reflecting on this year’s initiative to combat vector-borne diseases, also remember to focus on the health of you and your family. Spring into health this season by ...
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  • 6 Ways to Feng Shui Your Home

    April 29, 2014
    Many environmental scientists and architects incorporate the basic idea of Feng Shui into their designs on the premise that clutter in our homes hinders our sense of well-being. Surrounding yourself with objects and architecture that uplift your mood and ensuring items are in proper places and not in chaos can give you a better state of mind. To put it simply, as the old saying goes, a clean house ...
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  • 10 Ways to Reuse Lonely Socks

    April 23, 2014
    Have you fallen victim to the mystery of the missing sock? Two socks go into the dirty laundry pile, but somehow only one sock makes it out clean. Where in the world is the other sock? No need to worry. We have 10 amazing things you can do with those lonely socks. Make Sock Puppets This is a classic solution: If you have a collection of unwanted socks, allow your children and their friends to make ...
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  • A Fresh Look at Frozen Food

    March 29, 2014
    The recent social trend of “Super Moms” has women feeling like they have to do it all: work, cook, clean, raise kids and appear calm and collected all the while. The “Super Moms” at Mr. Appliance have a secret weapon for keeping all of the balls in the air and maintaining your family’s healthy lifestyle: the freezer, and frozen meals in particular. In recognition of Frozen Food month, Mr. ...
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  • 5 Money Saving Tips

    March 29, 2014
    It seems everywhere you turn these days, someone is offering up the latest and greatest money saving tips. Have you noticed it’s usually the same tips over and over? They’re recycled and bedazzled, but nonetheless, they’re the same. The most common tips are adjust your home thermostat, stop eating out (including trips to the local coffee house), and pay off your credit card balance each month. ...
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  • Decorate Easter Eggs with These 5 Ideas

    March 29, 2014
    Hop out of the box with your Easter egg decorating this year and follow these Pinterest-inspired nontraditional techniques. Glue and Glitter Dip your eggs in glue and then roll them around in glitter, beads or sequins. For polka dots, drop dots of glue and then sprinkle glitter. This method also works great with sprinkles. Pretty patterns Using a Sharpie or other fine-pointed writing utensil, draw ...
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  • Dryer Vent Cleaning Tips

    March 24, 2014
    Did you know dirty dryer vents cause 15,000 home fires a year? That adds up to a collective $201 million in damages! According to recent studies, nearly 92 percent of all laundry room fires can be traced back to either a dirty dryer or a dirty dryer vent system. Either way, it’s kindling simply waiting for a spark. And that’s all it takes – just one small spark can ignite lint buildup. Once ...
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  • Five Kitchen Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed

    February 27, 2014
    A cook is only as good as his or her tools. When whipping up meals in the kitchen, it’s always helpful to have the best tools of the trade, making creating gourmet meals nearly effortless. Mr. Appliance® works hard to maintain a high level of culinary knowledge, and is always on the lookout for ways to make life in the kitchen easier. Here are the top five kitchen gadgets that we feel have ...
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  • 5 Ways to Repair Your New Years Resolutions

    January 29, 2014
    Haven’t been awesome about keeping those New Year’s Resolutions this year? Statistics tell us that most of us aren’t. So you’re not alone! At Mr. Appliance®, we believe in maintaining your lifestyle and in working towards improving life for our customers. Maintaining, restarting, or actually starting to make promises, or resolutions, for improving your life is a good thing. But how can you get ...
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