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Fan Fold

Fold a large square napkin in half to create a rectangle. Start at the short end, fold the napkin into one-inch accordion pleats, stopping about four inches from the opposite end, Ensure the fold of the last pleat is at the bottom edge and the pleats are underneath.

Now fold the napkin in half lengthwise so half of the pleats are now on top. Tuck the upper left corner down and tuck it behind the center pleat, forming a triangle.

Release and let the pleats fan out. Adjust the folds and back triangle as needed so the fan stands upright.

Fan Fold

German buttercream

German buttercream is a wonderful, although laborious, alternative to American buttercream. German buttercream is made by creaming together butter with creme patisserie for a luxurious icing that's not too sweet.

First, you'll need creme patissiere. This is also known as pastry cream, or creme pate. This is essentially custard and is used in many different baking applications.

Start by mixing together 2/3 cup of sugar with 1/4 tbsp cornstarch, 2 eggs, and a half cup of milk until smooth. Set aside. Heat up 1.5 cups of milk and a splash of vanilla extract gently in a saucepan until it just starts to simmer. Add a splash of the hot milk to the egg mixture and whisk vigorously to combine. Then slowly add the rest of the hot milk, still whisking to ensure there are no lumps. Then return the whole thing to a saucepan and whisk until it comes to a boil. Let cool to room temperature.

Once cooled, take 2 cups of room temperature butter and beat until light and fluffy. Slowly add in the custard and mix until well-combined and silky-smooth. There you have it, german buttercream!

Avoid Abrasive Cleaning

Abrasive cleaning tools such as steel wool, when cleaning the floors should be avoided as they can cause scratches. If the floor is stained or the debris won’t come off, look for special cleaners that are designed to clean laminated floors. Also, avoid dragging furniture around to avoid scratches.

Take a Friend with You

We all have a friend who is good at negotiating and if you have a friend that has some experience in negotiating car prices, take them to the dealership with you. Or if they can’t join you, get some negotiating tips from them, the tips can probably help you keep some dollars in your pocket.

The car buying process can be very frustrating and tiring therefore, the dealers want you to surrender and pay more. Remember, that every dollar you negotiate goes into your pocket so stay determined and don’t let the dealer put that extra cash in their pocket.

Create Surprise

Men and Women, both equally love surprises. Your boyfriend also loves surprise as much as you do. So try to plan an awesome surprise for him. It could be on his birthday or his anniversary of job. Or it could the day you two first met. Plan it the way he likes it. You know his preferences and choices. Does he love to have it with friends or alone with you? What kind of food does he want? It's all in your head. So plan a great surprise for him.

Eat a very small amount of food before fasting

The 5:2 or 6:2 intermittent fasting patterns only you to consume only 25% of your daily calorie requirements. However, if you want to switch to full-fledged fasting, eating a small amount of food before fasting and midway might be the best option instead of filling your tummy with empty calories.

Eating small amounts throughout the day might decrease the risks associated with fasting, such as dizziness, fatigue, and hunger. Sustainable and healthy eating is the key to keep hunger at bay during fasts.

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