Top tip: How to clean your keyboard in under a minute!

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One day I realized how disgusting my iMac keyboard had gotten after 3 years of use.  In the back of my mind, I thought I’d seen something online about cleaning keyboards with Magic Erasers.  (Yep, these guys.  I use them for tons of random cleaning stuff.)  

So I tried one, gingerly, on my keyboard, and it totally did the trick!  Be careful of getting the little foam bits down between the keys, and I used my eraser new out of the package and totally dry (water + electronics = bad), and was gentle on the keys around where the letters are printed.  But it looks 100% better and I’m quite happy with the results.

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Hooray much cleaner keyboard!  And hooray quick cleaning things!

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Christmas Essentials: Making Rugelach

ImageWhen I was growing up, rugelach were just another kind of cookie my mum made for Christmas.  I didn’t realize until I was older that they’re Jewish, not traditional Christmas cookies.  We always had cut out sugar cookies, fudge, rum balls, truffles, and rugelach.  My mum learned the recipe from her jewish college roommate’s professional chef mother, and they’re delicious!  Not overly sweet, but always some of the first cookies to go, a batch never lasted more than a few days.   Continue reading