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Aug 10, 2016

Make This: Simple DIY X Side Table

Side TableWe're betting there are plenty of places a great looking side table would fit in your house. Here's a simple and sturdy design that's plenty strong, and easy to whip up in a weekend.

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Nov 05, 2013

Dinner in Minutes: How to Make Easy One Pan Pasta

One-Pot Paste Recipe

Dear friends: your weeknight meal prayers to the kitchen gods have been answered. A one-fits-all recipe for a delicious dinner with no mess, and no waste. 

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Jan 14, 2011

Bunches of Free, Simple Desktop Wallpapers

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Sometimes, you need a desktop wallpaper that inspires, educates, and keeps you stimulated.

And sometimes, you just something to blend in, look clean and simple, and not interfere.

For those later cases, allow us to present: Simple Desktops

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May 04, 2010

How To: Two Ways for Making Super Easy Simple Syrup

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created at: 05/04/2010If you've ever made any sorta of beverage - a cocktail, iced tea or coffee, lemonade, etc - you've learned some basic science - sugar does NOT dissolve in cold liquid with a simple stir. It takes either 1) LOTS of agitation or 2) a warmer liquid. Sometimes, this is a good thing, as granular sugar is often a key ingredient to a drink that involves crushing or muddling, like a mint julep or a mojito. And sometimes, it's really annoying and inconvenient.

So, the beverage-world has long used a liquid sweetener known as "simple syrup" to incorporate sugar into drinks. It uses a basic "simple" ratio of 1 part sugar to 1 part water. Some approaches call for as much as 2:1 sugar to water, which increases efficiency, but I'd keep it 1:1, or at most 1.5:1. See, simple syrup provides not only sweetness to a drink, but also volume. AND, most cocktail recipes will presume a sugar level of 1:1, so it's best to stick with what the pros use.  

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