Let’s make your home a little more secure by following nine simple steps 

Set rules

Indoor security must turn into a nice habit between all the members of the family and it must include kids as well, there must be a routine and the rules must be followed for instance 

  • You must always lock your window and door, this won’t take much of your energy and if you keep a note of it, it would become a habit 
  • Tell the kids that they should never open the door for a stranger 
  • Garage door must be locked all the time  
  • There must be an alarm system in the house 

Home inspections

  • some departments offer inspections where a police officer comes to your home and lets you know what all you require for making your home the safest place and they even keep budgets in mind while telling you about what all you require. 

Organized burglary

  • organize one on your own with the help of people you trust give then three minutes to take the things that are expensive, do this with people you trust and not just anyone and after this you would get to know that where the real thieves can find the things in your house and how easy it is to steal from you then you can purchase a nice safe and keep all the valuables in it 

The hidden key

  • Most of the people have a habit of keeping an extra pair of keys to their home and it’s a good thing but hiding it under the flower pot isn’t, you can give it to your neighbors if you trust them. 

Door-remotes and keys

  • Think and then keep them in a spot which is the safest and where no one other than you or the other family members would be able to find it, be smart and hide your keys and door-remotes. 

“Beware of dog”

  • does not matter if you have a dog or not, find a spot which is the most visible and there put such a sign, it actually helps a lot and you can’t just have this sign but many more and you can make these on your own or ask any of your friends for some signs if she or he has a security system 

The ladder

  • The ladder must not be left out it must always be in the garage and the garage door must be locked and the door-remove must be hidden  

The air conditioner

  • The crooks love the window air conditioners as they can easily get inside your house from the window, so do not leave them unsecured. 

Check the locks

  • By checking the locks I’m not referring to checking if they are locked all the time I’m here referring to their strength check if they are strong enough and if they are weak just change them as soon as possible, the locks must be strong if they are not burglars can easily access your house, they can easily break in. 

 

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Sometimes our dressers, drawers get a lot of scratches and then they do not look up to the mark and just because of some scratches we can’t actually through the entire thing as of course, it was expensive when you purchased it so let’s paint them 

  • The surface needs to be cleaned

If the surface just has dust then all you need is a dampened cloth and if there is any staining or grease on the surface then you might need to use vinegar or TSP solution and if you are planning to use any chemical cleaner, if yes then make sure that is properly wiped off 

  • For the second step, you would need sandpaper

Sand because laminate is a non-porous and slick surface so it’s actually nice to scuff your drawer or dresser’s surface scuffing means your paint would last for long, but make sure that you do not overdo it if you overdo it then your dresser’s laminate would be torn off 

  • B.I.N, KILZ, Zinsser – the prime

When buying the primer make sure that the label says that it for the surface which is shiny, one coat of any primer is said to be more than enough but if you do not feel satisfied you can go for one more coat of the primer, if the primer is not right then it would simply show on your dresser, the texture would be bubbly, B.I.N, KILZ and Zinsser are one of the best primers 

  • Paint

After applying the layer of a primer you can begin painting apply at least three layers of paint and between every coat sand in as it would help you give your dresser the professional finish. 

  • Seal it

After painting, you are required to protect that paint and all your efforts and for that, you are required to seal it with topcoat. 

How to paint a wall 

  1. You are required to prepare your wall first, by preparing here I mean that you need to remove the accessories that are on your wall, take all the outlet covers, switches, thermostats and knobs off from the wall, this would help you in painting your wall easily and if there is some accessory that you can’t remove then cover that particular accessory using painter’s tape.
  2. Cover the furniture, or if you can take them out of the room it would be more than enough but you can’t move the furniture then just use some old cloth to cover them, paint stains can’t be very difficult to remove so take all the major precautions beforehand
  3. The surface of the wall needs to be super clean so take a cloth dip in water (make sure that the water is warm) and then clean the wall, start from the top and lead towards the end
  4. Cover all the adjacent surfaces using tape,  painter’stape is one of the best products when it comes to protecting the surface
  5. Now the main task is to apply the primer, roll it onto your wall, do not leave bare patches while applying the primer, fill the gaps using a paintbrush, once the primer is dry start painting your wall.

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INGREDIENTS 

  • balsamic vinegar 
  • lime 
  • olive oil (two big spoons) 
  • Dijon mustard (two big spoons) 
  • Packed brown sugar (two big spoons) 
  • Worcestershire sauce (one big spoon) 
  • two minced cloves garlic 
  • thyme, dried (small spoon) 
  • oregano, dried 
  • rosemary, dried 
  • salt and ground black pepper (as per your taste) 
  • skinless, boneless chicken breasts (at least four) 
  • fresh chopped parsley leaves (two big spoons)   

Instructions- 

  1. Take a medium-sized bowl and that bowl add vinegar, olive oil, brown sugar, lime and once done with adding all these ingredients whisk them, once done whisking add garlic, Worcestershire, thyme, rosemary, and oregano, mix again, mix properly after mixing add pepper and salt and then mix again, transfer the mixture to a cup and keep it aside
  2. Take a Ziploc bag (size- gallon) and in it add the mixture that you just made and then add chicken, lock the bag and shake it well, make sure that the chicken is properly coated, once done with the coating keep the bag aside for at least an hour and if you are not in a hurry then keep it aside for the night, do not forget to turn the bag every now and then, after one hour or the night drain your chicken.
  3. Time to preheat your grill once done heating, place your chicken on the grill and start grilling, flip it every now and then, top with the marinade, cook each side for about five minutes, once done grilling garnish your grilled chicken with parsley.

 

Pesto garlic knots 

INGREDIENTS: 

  • basil leaves (one cup full) 
  • parsley leaves (half a cup) 
  • fresh Parmesan, grated and divided (four big spoons) 
  • Two Mined garlic cloves 
  • Salt and black pepper (according to your preference) 
  • olive oil (half a cup) 
  • Homemade pizza dough (you can buy from any store too, one pound) 
  • salt and black pepper 
  • melted butter (one big spoon) 

Instructions- 

  • Take a bowl and in that bowl add basil, parmesan, garlic, and parsley, use a spoon to mix all of these ingredients and then transfer the mixture to your blender, add pepper and salt once done seasoning blend stop in between and add oil and blend again. 
  • Now it’s time to heat your oven to four hundred degrees, side by side start oiling your baking sheet with olive oil if you do not wish to use olive oil then use any spray. 
  • Dived your dough into twelve pieces, make sure that you divide equally, once done dividing roll all the pieces into a rope and then tie them, a knot is what you are required to make out of all the twelve pieces, do not forget to tuck the ends. 
  • now place the knots that you just made out of the dough onto your baking sheet the one which you just oiled or sprayed, brush all the knots using butter and a brush and in the end sprinkle parmesan, once done brushing place the knots in your oven bake for about eighteen to twenty-two minutes, serve hot and before serving brush with butter once again. 

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Ingredients that you would require for the recipe 

  • Thinly sliced one onion 
  • Two minced garlic cloves 
  • About five big spoon olive or vegetable oil  
  • One eggplant, of at least a 3/4-pound, and chopped)  
  • One small scrubbed, thinly sliced zucchini 
  • One chopped red bell pepper 
  • Small 3/4 pound ripped and chopped tomatoes 
  • Dried and crumbled oregano (one-fourth of a small spoon) 
  • Dried and crumbled thyme (one-fourth of a small spoon) 
  • Ground coriander (1/8 of a teaspoon) 
  • Fennel seeds (one-fourth of a small spoon) 
  • Salt ( three-fourths of a small spoon) 
  • Freshly shredded basil leave (1/2 cup) 

 

Instructions- 

  • Take a large-sized skillet and place it over your stove, once done with the placing turn the stove on, set the heat at low and add a teaspoon of oil, allow the vegetable oil to heat and then add chopped onions to the skillet and cook them, after a minute or two add garlic. do not forget to stir in between turn the stove off once the onions are tender. 
  • Now place your pan on the stove and turn the stove, add about three big spoons of oil to the pan and the level of heat must be high. 
  • Chop the eggplant, and add the chopped eggplant to the skillet, now allow the mixture to cook, do not forget to stir in between, cook for at least eight minutes (or until the eggplant turns soft) 
  • Add zucchini and bell pepper to the skillet set the level of heat at medium, stir every now and then (cooking zucchini and bell pepper would take at least twelve minutes) after twelve minutes add tomatoes, cook them ( cooking tomatoes would take about six to seven minutes) 
  • add oregano, coriander, thyme, seeds, pepper, and salt to the skillet, stir and cook for about sixty seconds, add basil after sixty seconds 

Roasted butternut squash 

Ingredients- 

  • Butternut squash 
  • rosemary 
  • sugar 
  • olive oil 
  • salt 
  • black pepper 

Steps : 

  1. Turn your oven on and heat it at about four hundred degrees, after preheating your oven line about two baking sheets with some parchment and then keep it aside
  2. Peel the squash and then slice it
  3. Take a bowl and in that bowl add rosemary, sugar, oil, salt and black pepper

4.Mix all these ingredients properly once done mixing add slices of squash, to coat the squash take the help of your hands, do not forget to wash your hands properly or do not forget to wear clean gloves, once properly coated place the coated squash on the baking sheet. 

  1. If you are facing trouble while slicing the squash what you can do is cut it into discs and then peel it and if you are still facing trouble then bake it with its skin on and once baked you can easily remove its skin
  2. This is the last step and the most obvious step you need to bake the squash for about twenty to twenty-five minutes after baking for twenty-five minutes your squash would become tender and when you are ready to serve it sprinkle some salt on it, make sure that you do not over-bake it if it would get over baked then it would turn out to be mushy

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Ingredients 

  • Ginger (firstly peel the ginger and then chop it roughly) 
  • red chilies (two, do not forget to remove the seeds and chop roughly) 
  • lemongrass (remove the tough layer) 
  • Peeled Garlic cloves (two) 
  • coriander (make sure that it is fresh) 
  • Vegetable oil 
  • coriander seeds 
  • ground turmeric 
  • vegetable stock 
  • rice noodles 
  • coconut milk 
  • Tiger prawns (make sure that they are raw and peeled) 
  • Thai fish sauce 

Steps- 

  1. Take your food processor out and then add chilies, garlic, ginger, coriander, and lemongrass and then blend all these ingredients once done blending add a teaspoon oil to the paste.
  2. Take a shallow pan and place it on your stove, turn your stove on and add the paste to the pan cook for two to three minutes because it would help your release the paste’s aroma, do not forget to stir in between. crush some seeds of coriander (roughly) use a pestle, add crushed coriander and turmeric to the paste, reduce the level of heat to low and add vegetable stock, cook for three to four minutes.
  3. Now side by side take a bowl add some boiling water to it and then add some noodles to the bowl, keep them aside for at least five minutes, once softened drain the water and keep them aside.
  4. Add coconut milk to your sauce it would help soften its heat, now bring the milk to boil, once bubbles start appearing on the surface reduce the flames and slow cook for a minute or two.
  5. Cut the prawns and for it uses a small knife, you are required to remove the thread and for it also you can use the knife, once done with the cutting, cook them in a pan (it would hardly take two to three minutes), prawns turn pink when properly cooked, in the end, add some Thai sauce to the pan and garnish with coriander leave (of course chopped).
  6. Time to divide the cooked rice noodles into two separate bowls add soup and the prawns to the bowl if you are a vegetarian then use mushroom instead of prawns

 

Butternut squash pizza 

Ingredients 

  • butternut squash 
  • honey 
  • Goat cheese 
  • sage 
  • dried oregano 
  • fennel seeds 
  • chili flakes 
  • mozzarella cheese 
  • olive oil 
  • dough 

Steps- 

  1. The very first step requires you to heat your oven at about four hundred degrees
  2. Take a bowl and in that bowl add squash, olive oil, salt, chili flakes and honey, take a spoon and mix all of these ingredients together.
  3. Once done with mixing take a sheet pan and spread the mixture on it, after spreading bake it for about ten minutes, make sure that it does not turn brown, once baked keep it aside.
  4. Divide the dough into 2 portions, make a round circle out of both the portions by stretching them, Bake the base at four hundred and fifty degrees 
  5. Time to brush the base’s edges with oil, spread mozzarella, fennel seeds, oregano on both the base, on the top spread red onion, sage, olives and baked squash
  6. Once done with the preparations bake for about ten minutes, the cheese must be in a bubbly texture in the end once baked leave the pizza aside for five minutes

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