Institute of Home Science

An online hub for everything home

IHS-logoThe Institute of Home Science ( was created as an information hub to share tips on how to get the most out of your home appliances and beyond. We’ll help you organize your garage, offer advice on how to properly load the dishwasher, simple cooking and cleaning tips, and help you remove the toughest stains from the laundry. Our job is to help take steps out of those daily tasks, so you can get back to what matters most.

10 Common Holiday Cooking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The holidays can be a stressful time of the year and if you are hosting your own get together it can get even more stressful. Our Institute of Home Science expert Chef Ann Nolan has put together the top 10 holiday cooking mistakes so you can take the stress out of holiday cooking.

Holiday Baking Fails & Fixes

If you’ve ever searched for recipes or baking ideas on the internet, you’ll see a treasure trove of beautiful glossy images. Cookies perfectly decorated, a roast cooked to perfection and vibrantly colored vegetables that make the perfect pairing. You’ve got to hand it to the photographers and food stylists, they do their job so well it almost looks easy to create such perfection.

5 Ways Your Microwave Can Save You Time This Holiday Season

Today’s microwaves have come a long way from the first “radarange” that was sold in 1946. Modern microwaves can cook, steam and even convection bake. Move aside frozen burritos and left-over pizza, here are some ways you can use your microwave to help save time in the kitchen.