How to Make a Ginger Matcha Green Tea Latte

Matcha green tea has a lot of great benefits. It’s high in antioxidants, increases energy levels, helps improve cholesterol, and more. Want in on the matcha green tea craze? We’ll teach you how to make a healthy, easy-to-make stovetop latte. It’s delicious served hot, or you can chill it in the fridge overnight and serve over ice. 

Preparation time: about 10 minutes

Serving size: one large mug 

Ingredients
2 cups of coconut milk 
1 tsp of culinary matcha powder
1 tsp of vanilla extract 
1 tsp of ginger 
1 tbsp of honey

Directions
Heat up the coconut milk in a small pot on your range until it’s warm. You could also use regular milk, almond milk, or … Read more...

Best TV Technology of 2018

Technology is constantly changing and evolving; our devices become thinner, faster, and more powerful every day. While these improvements are welcome, it’s easy to get lost in all the technical jargon if you aren’t an enthusiast. Adding to this confusion, big-name TV manufacturers like LG, Samsung, and Sony have their own versions of the various technologies being used in their TVs, and these terms can impact your buying decision. Here are some of the most important new TV terms and features so you can be better informed and compare these technologies among the three biggest television brands.

TV Technology Terms Simplified

4K Resolutions

If you’re in the market for a TV, you’ve likely heard this term. We all know 4K … Read more...

P.C. Richard & Son Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 Sweepstakes 2018 Official Rules

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1.) Eligibility: P.C. Richard & Son Microsoft Office Home and Student 2016 Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents within the 48 contiguous United States who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of P.C. Richard & Son Long Island Corporation (“Sponsor”), its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, and promotion agencies, and website providers/web masters, and members of their immediate family (spouse and parents, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related to such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. Void … Read more...

Vented vs Ventless Dryers: What’s the Difference?

Clothes dryers consume more energy than any other household appliance, so when you’re in the market for a new one, energy efficiency is a high-priority feature. One big factor in a dryer’s energy consumption is whether it is vented or ventless, and we’re here to make your dryer decision easier by giving you details on each dryer style!

How Does a Vented Dryer Work?

A traditional vented dryer uses either gas combustion or an electric heating element to heat air. The warmed air streams into the dryer’s tumbler, runs over and around the whirling clothes, and is then expelled by way of an exterior vent. While vented dryers tend to be the most affordable types, their operation does require a … Read more...

Portable Air Conditioner BTU Changes: What You Need to Know

Are you shopping for a new portable air conditioner? Your timing is impeccable! Starting in spring of 2018, portable air conditioning units of all brands will benefit from a newly-improved BTU rating system. This update provides a more accurate BTU number, meaning your portable unit will be supremely efficient in keeping your room cool. Here’s everything you need to know about this new rating system:

What does a BTU rating mean?

A BTU, or British Thermal Unit, is the amount of energy needed to raise 1 pound of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit while at sea level. For air conditioners, this rating tells you how many BTUs per hour the machine can remove from the air. The higher the BTU … Read more...

How to Pick an Energy-Efficient Washer and Dryer

When it’s time to buy a new appliance, lots of shoppers place “Energy Efficiency” at the top of their priority list. Washers and dryers offer a variety of options for sizes and styles, and it can be a challenge to balance energy efficiency without sacrificing the capacity or power you need to get your clothes clean. Here are some tips on getting the most energy-efficient laundry appliances for your home!

What is ENERGY STAR®?

ENERGY STAR® is a certification given to appliances evaluated by the EPA to meet strict energy efficiency criteria. These appliances exceed the national standards for appliance efficiency by at least 20%. Seeking out a washer and dryer with the ENERGY STAR® label is a great way … Read more...

How to Clean Hardwood Floors

Whether newly-installed or as old as your home itself, hardwood floors are a popular décor choice for many homes. Since the point of a hardwood floor is to keep it as visible as possible, it’s important to make sure they’re always looking their best. Here are some important tips on the best ways to clean hardwood floors!

Keep Moisture to a Minimum

Just as with laminate floors, a key point in taking care of hardwood floors is to minimize contact with moisture as much as possible. If liquid sits for too long on top of a hardwood floor, it can end up seeping between the floorboards and cause warping and other damage. This is why you shouldn’t use a wet … Read more...

How to Clean Laminate Floors

Laminate floors are a popular alternative to hardwood. They’re more scratch-resistant and dent-resistant than wood, making them ideal for high-traffic households. Laminate floorboards are made by laying a photographic image of wood grain over a wood or fiber core, which is then covered in a clear protective coating. These multiple layers of different materials make laminate floors resilient but unique enough to require specialized instructions for cleaning. If you’ve got a laminate floor in your home, here are some tips for keeping it looking great for years to come!

Don’t Clean It Too Soon

When it comes to a freshly-installed laminate floor, one of the most important things to remember is to give the boards time to settle and adjust … Read more...

Perks of P.C. Richard & Son: It’s All About Work Well Done

P.C. Richard & Son is an incredible place to work! Each and every one of our employees play a role in what P.C. Richard & Son is today, a team of over 2,700 dedicated and talented workers. We have five generations of Honesty, Integrity, and Reliability to inspire us. The truest reward is the sunshine in our hearts and loving what we do. Let’s take a look at some of the greatest parts of working here:

Our Rich History

We’ve got an incredible history! Our company persevered through World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II, and we’ve been family-owned and operated for five generations. The tradition of Honesty, Integrity, and Reliability was started by Pieter Christian Richard (1st generation), upheld … Read more...

What is a Slide-In Range?

It’s not every day you buy a new stove for your kitchen, so it’s normal to be unfamiliar with some range-related terminology. One particular phrase that may have taken you off guard is “slide-in range,” and we’re here to give you a quick lesson on what it means. If you’re shopping for a new range – and especially if you’re seeking a built-in look – a slide-in range may just be the perfect choice!

This style’s name has to do with the awaiting space and the finished look, rather than the physical action of moving the oven. (Trust us, we are well aware that most ranges require sliding-in during installation!) A slide-in design creates a seamless look, sitting flush with … Read more...