Home & Garden Tips

Halloween Caramel Corn
on September 26, 2017 at 8:21 pm / in Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Tips & Helpful Advice

Halloween Caramel Corn

Take homemade caramel corn and turn it on its head by adding pretzels, candy corn, M&MS and Reese’s Pieces for a colorful and easy Halloween snack. Makes about 26 servings. Ingredients 16 cups plain popped popcorn 5 cups, miniature pretzels 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar 1 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup dark corn syrup 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon […]

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Humidity Woes in Winter
on September 26, 2017 at 8:17 pm / in Home & Garden Tips, Homeowner Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Humidity Woes in Winter

Winter is, indeed, on its way, and along with the holidays, the season brings dry, harsh air with potentially damaging effects to your home’s interior, and your precious belongings. The culprit comes in the form of low humidity levels. For example, in the winter, you might notice cracks in crown molding and furniture, creaking floors or gaps on your wood […]

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Painting Basics
on August 14, 2017 at 5:46 pm / in Around The Home, Home & Garden Tips, Home Decorating Tips, Home Seller Tips, Home Selling Tips, Painting Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Painting Basics

Paint Primer  Whether you’re a DIY type of house painter or if you’re handing off the job, you still should know some paint basics. After all, even if you don’t lift a brush or roller, you’ll still want to know what’s in your paint, and how it’s stored. The biggest changes in paint go beyond the latest colors. Instead, many […]

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Old-Fashioned Peach Ice Cream
on August 14, 2017 at 5:22 pm / in Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Lifestyle Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Old-Fashioned Peach Ice Cream

Old-Fashioned Peach Ice Cream Don’t pass up those juicy sweet peaches on your next trip to the farmers market. Buy more than you think you’ll need because, chances are, you’ll be making our favorite peach ice cream throughout the long hot summer. Ingredients: 2 cups half-and-half 3 cups sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 eggs, lightly beaten 4 cups heavy whipping […]

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Indestructible Dog Toy: Lion & Elephant Tested. Dog Approved.
on November 22, 2016 at 10:44 pm / in Around The Home, Home & Garden Tips, Pet Tips, Product Buying Guide & Reviews

Indestructible Dog Toy: Lion & Elephant Tested. Dog Approved.

A dog toy even a lion a tiger and an elephant can’t destroy — much less your dog I’ve got a couple of German shepherds who scoff at the idea of a supremely durable dog toy. There’s nothing these two can’t shred, rip or pulverize before you can say “sit and stay.” And then Varsity ball entered their lives and […]

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US Postal Service Holiday Shipping Deadlines
on November 22, 2016 at 10:32 pm / in Around The Home, Holiday Tips, Home & Garden Tips

US Postal Service Holiday Shipping Deadlines

For most of us, the holiday season includes frantically shipping packages to friends and loved ones hoping they make it in time. To help you this year, we’ve gathered up the most recent U.S. Postal Service holiday mailing and shipping deadlines for domestic and international destinations. Let’s get our gifts into those waiting hands on time this year! (that means […]

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Soft pumpkin cookies with maple-caramel cream cheese frosting
on November 22, 2016 at 10:22 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes

Soft pumpkin cookies with maple-caramel cream cheese frosting

This recipe makes spicy, cake-like cookies iced with a thick smear of maple-caramel cream cheese frosting. Store them in single layers so they don’t end up clumped together. Makes about five dozen cookies. Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1-1/4 cups brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1-1/2 cups pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix) 1-1/2 cups flour 1 […]

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Dutch Baby – German Pancake
on August 29, 2016 at 11:55 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes

Dutch Baby – German Pancake

A Dutch Baby is also known as a German pancake, but, really, this puffy, slightly sweet breakfast treat brings to mind a popover when you first pull it from the oven. And after the Dutch Baby has settled down and lost its massive puff, it then tastes a bit like a bread pudding. Either way, it makes a delicious, easy […]

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Not your Momma’s Doorbell
on August 29, 2016 at 11:40 pm / in Home & Garden Tips, Product Buying Guide & Reviews

Not your Momma’s Doorbell

These days, most of us are pretty guarded about our privacy and safety, so answering the door takes some thought. Few of us nonchalantly throw open our doors to strangers, without peeking through a peephole or a window. Oftentimes, we don’t answer it at all. But, by taking advantage of audio and visual technology, homeowners now can easily see who’s […]

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Product Review: Home Cleaner without Chemicals?
on August 29, 2016 at 11:25 pm / in Health & Fitness Tips, Kitchen Ideas, Product Buying Guide & Reviews

Product Review: Home Cleaner without Chemicals?

Throw away your toxic household cleaning products. With a trio of basic ingredients found in every home, and a dose of scientific ingenuity, Force of Nature non-chemical cleaner and disinfectant rids your house of harsh chemicals while keeping it clean and disinfected. It works by electrolyzing water, an industrial process now available at home. “The process is elegant in its […]

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