Why aren't you using the right Coffee MakerWritten by John Baker
It's unbievable, but when you start your search for a new coffee maker, you will find a huge variety to choose from. The first step in choosing right one is deciding what type you want. This depends on what kind of drinks you want to prepare. Your basic decision here is if you want traditional coffee or a specialty drink. A standard machine is preferred by people who like taste of weaker coffee. Most flavored grounds are made for traditional pots. If you like to try a wide variety of coffee types, you may want a standard machine. Drip machines work by heating water and then dripping it through grounds. The grounds are placed in filter and dripping water extracts flavor. The Bunn coffee makers are very reliable machines that brews a cup in about three minutes. Many models offer pause and pour features that allow you to interrupt brewing process, if you can’t wait for that first cup in morning. Timers allow you to program machine to start brewing before you wake up in morning. These machines are easy and convenient to use. They are great if you drink a lot of coffee or will be serving a crowd. You can brew a pot at a time, rather than just a cup or two. Specialty Coffee Machines If you love specialty drinks at your local café and want to make them at home, an espresso maker may be for you. These machines are more expensive, but make a superior drink. You need to be willing to spend some more time in preparation and these machines only make one or two cups at a time. If you will be serving a crowd, that may not be practical. The most common machines are semi automatic, automatic and super automatics. Automatic With automatic machines, you load portafilter with ground beans. You set water level, depending on drink you are making. Once everything is set, machine does rest. A milk frother attachment is included for making cappuccinos and lattes. Some automatics come with a built in grinder, but many do not. Many espresso lovers prefer a separate grinder for quality grinds. Adjustable coffee grinders allow you to set consistency of beans. Automatic machines are pod compatible, if you want to skip grinding altogether. Opinions differ regarding pods, with some people loving convenience and others thinking taste is weak or bitter. Super Automatic Super automatics are most expensive home machines. They also make drinks of superior quality, which makes them worth expense. These machines do whole job for you. Add some beans and machine will grind beans, tamp them into filter and prepare your drink. Super automatics are fully programmable. You set machine for strength, texture of beans, water level, temperature and quantity. The size of reservoir varies by brand, but you will need to refill it regularly. Distilled water is best choice for keeping your machine clean and your drinks tasting their best. You will need to empty waste box frequently. This is where machine dumps used grinds. Additional features like cup warmers and hot water dispensers are convenient.
Low Fat, Low Cholesterol Baked Tortilla Chip with a Mango Salsa DressingWritten by Hans Dekker
Many low fat low cholesterol recipes are usually bland and un-flavorful but you can find some unique and tasty treats on our website that are full of flavor.
Here are a couple of low fat low cholesterol recipes that are just great for sitting around watching television. For this first Baked Tortilla Chip recipe that is fast to create in your microwave you will need 12 corn tortilla chips, vegetable oil, and salt. Use vegetable oil and brush tortilla shells on both sides, now cut each tortilla chip into 6 separate wedges. Place in a single layer in your microwave. Microwave on high for around 1 ½ minutes, then turn wedges and microwave again for another 1 ½ minutes. Continue turning and cooking at same intervals until all tortilla chips are crisp. They will become crisper after you remove them from microwave. Salt chips after removing them from microwave. The normal cooking time is around 7 minutes.