Are you a mom or dad who loves to make easy homemade gifts for your kids teachers, the mail carrier, and loved ones? Lots of us have been in the kitchen the past few weeks baking for the holidays but did you know that all that heat to make those cookies require a lot of electricity? In fact, the average kitchen accounts for 15 % of your energy consumption. Using smaller appliances instead of your oven can help you lower your energy consumption and costs since your toaster oven and microwave are smaller so they tend to heat up faster and use less energy.
There are many great recipes that you can make in your kitchen using only your microwave to heat them. Many of them also make great, homemade gifts. You can mix all the dry ingredients, make a cute instruction label, add some cellophane wrap and pretty bows and you have a great gift! These are great to take to work as well when you only have a microwave to heat up your food.
Looking for some more great tips to help you save money and time in your kitchen not only during the holidays but the whole year? Check out these great ideas!
Disclosure: I am a Project Envolve Ambassador, which is part of PPL Electric Utilities. I was provided with products to facilitate my review but my opinions are 100% my own.