Home & Garden Tips

A “How-to” for Artichoke Lovers & Newbies
on April 1, 2016 at 10:39 pm / in Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, House Warming Party, Kitchen Ideas, Tips & Helpful Advice

A “How-to” for Artichoke Lovers & Newbies

Spring means a lot of different things. The start of artichoke season is one of those things if you’re an artichoke lover.    I’m surprised whenever I hear someone say that they’ve never prepared an artichoke. I’ve even known some people who’ve never even eaten one. They’re not that mysterious, but they will hurt you. Artichokes are part of the […]

Read more ›
Eight Items You Should Never place in the Microwave
on April 1, 2016 at 10:26 pm / in Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Health & Fitness Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Home Repair Tips, Money Saving Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Eight Items You Should Never place in the Microwave

Yes, of course, we love our microwaves for a variety of good reasons. But there are times when the magic box is not your friend and, if you’re not careful, it could burn down your kitchen. Some material and foods can cause sparks and even explosions. Don’t put these in your microwave: 1. Styrofoam. Don’t be tempted, even for a […]

Read more ›
A Croc in the Bath
on April 1, 2016 at 10:19 pm / in Bathroom Ideas, Home & Garden Tips, Home Decorating Tips, Inside the Home, Tips & Helpful Advice

A Croc in the Bath

So, maybe it’s time to overhaul that bathroom. You’ve looked at the practical offerings at IKEA, and the traditional vanities and fixtures found at Home Depot and Lowe’s. Are you stuck? Do you need a little inspiration? A design idea you’ve never entertained, maybe? Well, here’s your answer: Crocodile leather bathroom vanities. OK, faux croc and faux leather. But it’s […]

Read more ›
Best and Worst Door Locks for Your Home
on April 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm / in Home & Garden Tips, Home Repair Tips, Product Buying Guide & Reviews, Tips & Helpful Advice

Best and Worst Door Locks for Your Home

Now that you’re ready to move into your new home, what’s the first order of business? Changing out all of the old locks, of course. The locks on your doors are some of the most vulnerable entry points to your home. They’re designed to let you in while keeping the bad guys out. So it’s important that you get the […]

Read more ›
Buying a New Washing Machine? Don’t Fall In.
on February 29, 2016 at 11:13 pm / in Garage Projects, Health & Fitness Tips, Lifestyle Tips, Money Saving Tips, Product Buying Guide & Reviews

Buying a New Washing Machine? Don’t Fall In.

Seriously. Let’s get to the unpleasant surprise that some people face when they use their sparkly new top loading washer for the first time. Manufacturers have increased the tub size on some washers, thus making it possible for you to do more laundry at once. Obviously, that’s the good news. However, one way to boost capacity is to make the […]

Read more ›
Keeping It Irish without the Corned Beef and Cabbage
on February 29, 2016 at 10:46 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Holiday Tips

Keeping It Irish without the Corned Beef and Cabbage

Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day meal that goes beyond the traditional corned beef and cabbage but still keeping in line with the festivities? Look no further than this hearty aromatic dish that combines rich beef short ribs with a generous dose of Guinness. Sláinte mhaith! Short Ribs Braised in Stout Ingredients: 2 tablespoons light olive oil 6 boneless short […]

Read more ›
A Well-Dressed Bed Gives Your Bedroom a Quick Lift
on January 22, 2016 at 9:49 pm / in Home & Garden Tips, Home Decorating Tips, Inside the Home, Product Buying Guide & Reviews, Tips & Helpful Advice

A Well-Dressed Bed Gives Your Bedroom a Quick Lift

OK, so maybe it’s not a coincidence that we’re discussing beds just in time for Valentine’s Day. But, if your bedroom is looking a little drab, and your budget won’t allow for a complete makeover, consider a fresh change of bedding, and it might be all your room needs. Take a look at these gorgeous beds for inspiration. 1. For sheer romance, it’s […]

Read more ›
Sweeten Your Valentine with This Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake
on January 22, 2016 at 9:43 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Sweeten Your Valentine with This Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake

Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, so even if you have romantic dinner plans at your favorite restaurant, you’ll still have plenty of time to prepare this easy and nutty twist on the traditional chocolate lava cake. After all, Valentine’s Day pretty much suggests dessert at home. Individual Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake (Serves 4) Ingredients: 1 stick plus 1 […]

Read more ›
Keep Fire Safety in Mind
on January 22, 2016 at 9:38 pm / in Health & Fitness Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Lifestyle Tips, Outdoor Living, Projects & Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Keep Fire Safety in Mind

The first week of February is Burn Awareness Week, but it’s something we should keep in mind every day. Did you know: Each year, 1,100 children die from fire and burn injuries. Among children under five years of age, scalds or contact burns are responsible for 90 percent of burn injuries. The most common places children experience scalds are in […]

Read more ›
DIY: Cheer Up Your Room with a Terrarium
on January 22, 2016 at 9:30 pm / in Gardening Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Home Decorating Tips, Inside the Home, Tips & Helpful Advice

DIY: Cheer Up Your Room with a Terrarium

A bleak house indeed now that the Christmas tree and all other holiday lights and decorations have been put away. You can’t deny that winter is firmly entrenched, and not about to go away any time soon. But there’s no reason why you can’t create an eclectic indoor garden that keeps the bare look of winter at bay. Terrariums are […]

Read more ›