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Roast Chicken With Kimchi Smashed Potatoes
on January 22, 2016 at 9:22 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Roast Chicken With Kimchi Smashed Potatoes

After a couple of months of traditional holiday meals, this simple but exotically seasoned dish makes a welcome change, especially on a cold January evening. While the potatoes and chicken start out cooking separately, they’re finished together. Jarred kimchi delivers flavor and color in this quickly prepared roast chicken dish. 1½ pounds fingerling or baby Yukon Gold potatoes 4 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided […]

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Three Whimsical DIY Holiday Wreaths
on November 23, 2015 at 6:24 pm / in Holiday Tips, Home Decorating Tips

Three Whimsical DIY Holiday Wreaths

During the holidays, nothing welcomes guests to your home as warmly as a gorgeous wreath hanging on your front door. But, there’s no law that says all wreaths have to be green and round. You can put your personal stamp on your holiday wreath this year by sidestepping tradition. Take a look at these ideas for clever DIY wreaths that you […]

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Six Essential Tools For Your Holiday Dinners
on November 23, 2015 at 6:18 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Holiday Tips, Product Buying Guide & Reviews

Six Essential Tools For Your Holiday Dinners

No matter how well equipped you think your kitchen is, if this is your first time cooking a big holiday dinner, you’re probably missing some essential tools. And the better the tools, the easier your meal preparation. Roasting Pan Although you can buy a large foil roasting pan to cook a turkey, there can be problems with these flimsy pans. […]

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Fun Winter Holiday Recipes
on November 23, 2015 at 5:43 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Holiday Tips

Fun Winter Holiday Recipes

Starting at Thanksgiving through the end of December, this time of year offers the change to share some of the most delicious meals with friends and family. Here are a few fun ideas to complement your holiday meals this year. Roasted Balsamic-glazed Vegetables This recipe is really easy breezy, without specific measurements, so you can prepare as little or as much as […]

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No Crafty Wizard Needed For These DIY Halloween Costumes
on October 14, 2015 at 7:38 pm / in Holiday Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Lifestyle Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice, Travel tips

No Crafty Wizard Needed For These DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween in North America is the second largest commercial tradition. And, according to a survey conducted by the National Retail Foundation, about five percent of U.S. consumers start shopping for Halloween before September. As of September 1, 2014, consumers had shelled out approximately 7.4 billion dollars, with 2.8 billion dollars going for Halloween costumes — for adults, kids and, yes, pets. For the […]

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Millennials are Most Likely to Commit Yard Etiquette Offenses
on October 14, 2015 at 7:32 pm / in Gardening Tips, Landscaping Tips, Meeting Neighbors

Millennials are Most Likely to Commit Yard Etiquette Offenses

As a new homeowner, you might not be acquainted with a phenomenon called Yard Etiquette Offenses, and if you’re a Millennial to boot, well, you’re one of those singled out as most likely to commit such heinous acts. So, who exactly is pointing this judgy finger? You can place the blame squarely on a U.S. study by Lowe’s that found […]

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Grain-Free Pumpkin-Coconut Dog Biscuits
on October 14, 2015 at 7:27 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Lifestyle Tips, Money Saving Tips, Pet Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Grain-Free Pumpkin-Coconut Dog Biscuits

If you’re feeding your dog a grain-free diet, then these healthy treats made with coconut flour should make your pup jump with joy. Coconut flour, which is ground toasted coconut, makes the dough and the house smell crazy good. Egg shells are a good source of calcium for dogs, and that’s where this recipe takes a little detour from others […]

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Tailgating Tips For Rookies
on October 14, 2015 at 7:20 pm / in House Warming Party, Lifestyle Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Tailgating Tips For Rookies

Remember hosting your first Thanksgiving? Well, planning your very first tailgating isn’t much different. Essentially, you’re displaying your team devotion while celebrating with your football family. OK, you’re pretty much having a party in a parking lot; emphasis on the party. It may sound daunting, but follow these 10 tips, and you could end up as a tailgate legend. 1. […]

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5 Things To Wait To Buy Until After Your Loan Closes
on September 1, 2015 at 11:14 pm / in Mortgage Tips

5 Things To Wait To Buy Until After Your Loan Closes

It’s perfectly normal. You’re excited about finally buying the home you’ve always dreamed of. Now you’re ready to ditch the hand-me-down furniture you’ve used for years and can’t wait to pick up that new matching bedroom set. There’s only one problem. Your new home loan isn’t closed yet. It’s common to think that buying something like new furniture is ok […]

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Tips for Saving Water – Our Most Precious Resource
on July 1, 2015 at 11:04 pm / in Gardening Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Landscaping Tips, Money Saving Tips, Outdoor Living, Projects & Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Tips for Saving Water – Our Most Precious Resource

Water is the planet’s most precious resource. Access to clean water is a privilege that, unfortunately, many people still take for granted. Even if you don’t live in the currently drought-stricken west, conserving water is still something everyone should be doing. As our population continues to grow, maintaining water resources will always be a primary need. By utilizing new water […]

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