#FunTimeFriday: Valentine’s Day Recipes

In our #FunTimeFriday edition of our newsletter, make your Valentine’s Day perfect with these Valentine’s Day recipes. 

For the main course

Maple Salmon

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound salmon

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper.
  2. Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the maple syrup mixture. Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  4. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake salmon uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.

For dessert

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries with leaves

Directions

  1. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring occasionally until smooth. Holding them by the toothpicks, dip the strawberries into the chocolate mixture.
  2. Insert toothpicks into the tops of the strawberries.
  3. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert the toothpick into styrofoam for the chocolate to cool.

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What Is an Efficient Temperature to Maintain in the Winter?

In Florida, winter is the time where we can save money on our electric bills since we don’t have to run our air conditioner on a 24/7 bases. However, when we get those cold snaps that last for one to two weeks, our energy bills can begin to cost people hundreds of dollars a month. South Florida residents are desperate to find ways to save on heating their home during the winter months. One way to save money is by keeping your home at a lower temperature. Find out how you can save money and still stay warm this winter.

When You’re at Home

During the winter months, the outside temperature is usually in the low to mid 70’s. This makes it a very comfortable temperature for many homes. So that your heating and cooling system does not have to work as hard, try setting your thermostat in the low to mid 60’s when the outside temperature is in the low to mid 70’s. These temperatures will allow you to maintain and more efficient heating and cooling system for your home. The greater the temperature difference between your home and the air outside temperature, the harder your system will have to Continue reading

What To Do When Your Furnace Stops Working?

Your furnace, like any other machine, gives out every now and then. Like a slow computer or an mp3 player that skips, even the best, top-of-the-line furnace can run incorrectly or downright break down.

When problems occur, we recommend that you contact a trained and licensed technician for heating repair in West Palm Beach. Whether you have a steam furnace, hot water heater, or electric heater, there is a trained and licensed technician that is always available for your repair needs.

Of course, at the first sign that your furnace isn’t working, you should contact an expert. Do not wait! The more you prolong repairs, the worse your problem will get by the day, especially if you continue to run your furnace. Call someone right away if you notice any of the following problems:

  • Your furnace sounds unusually loud, metallic, or strained
  • You have to turn up the thermostat unusually high
  • You change the temperature on the thermostat but don’t notice results
  • Your utility bills are extremely high
  • The pilot light on a gas furnace is yellow
  • It takes a long time to turn on
  • It is unresponsive
  • You and your family have allergic reactions
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