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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
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The Best Haunted Houses in the Nation

October 26, 2016 1:18 am

Each halloween, hundreds of haunted houses pop up across the country to the delight and terror of scream fans. In search of the spookiest spaces, Screams.com visited haunted attractions across the country to find the biggest, scariest and most unique attractions. Their findings are now available,  based on fear factor, technology, costume designs, overall uniqueness, size and quality. Go ahead and pick one to visit – we double dog dare you.  

1. 13th Gate, Baton Rouge, La.

2. Bennett's Curse, Baltimore, M.d.

3. Fear Farm, Phoenix, Ariz.

4. Nightmare on 13th, Salt Lake City, Utah

5. Erebus Haunted House, Pontiac, Mich.

6. 13th Floor, San Antonio, Texas

7. Spooky World, New England

8. The Dent Schoolhouse, Cincinnati, OH

9. Spookywoods, Archdale, N.C.

10. Nightmare on the Bayou, Houston, Texas

11. Headless Horseman, Ulster Park, N.Y.

12. The Bates Motel, Glen Mills, Pa.

12. Netherworld, Norcross (Atlanta), Ga.

Source: Screams.com

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How to Get the Most from Your Cookware

October 26, 2016 1:18 am

(Family Features)--For leading chefs and casual home cooks alike, a little skill and talent goes a long way toward creating each mouthwatering culinary masterpiece. But as many chefs will tell you, the end result is only as good as the tools you use in the kitchen. Pots and pans that have been treated with care are essential for quality cooking.

Not only are scratched and dinged pots and pans unsightly, these blemishes can actually adversely affect your food preparation. Learn how to keep your cookware in top performing condition with these three tips.

1. Cook with care. Keeping your pans in good condition starts with how you use them on the stove. While most high-quality pots and pans can withstand a range of temperatures, the threshold may vary for mid-range versions. If you're not sure, consult the manufacturer's instructions for specific guidance, but it's always a good idea to begin heating a pan at a medium heat for better cooking control and to avoid burning. Also give special care to the utensils you use for handling food within the pans. Opt for wooden or silicone kitchen tools rather than scratch-inducing metal and always avoid using knives.

2. Clean with care. Proper cleaning for your pots and pans depends upon the material. For example, cast iron and stainless steel should never be soaked, while soaking is perfectly acceptable, even preferable, for ceramic or other coated surfaces. Avoid harsh scrubbing on coated vessels and forgo soap with cast iron, which is porous enough to absorb it. You should always check if your cookware is dishwasher safe before loading it in for a wash, as sometimes detergents can ruin pots' finishes. Even if pots are dishwasher safe, best results will often be seen by handwashing first.

3. Store with care. Stacking pots and pans haphazardly in a drawer or cabinet is a surefire path to scratches and other damage. Look for storage solutions that let you neatly organize your vessels and their matching lids. A couple of handy options include Revere Copper Confidence Core Stainless Steel Cookware and Revere Clean Pan Hard Anodized Aluminum Non-Stick Cookware. Both of these recently released lines include an exclusive patent-pending Nest&Protect feature. By updating the functionality of the traditional hanging rings, these interlocking handles elevate your pots and pans above one another to protect the interior and exterior finishes, while storing conveniently and efficiently without scratching.

Source: RevereWare.com .

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