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Forget Ice Cream, Go With Sicilian Gelato
on July 1, 2015 at 8:33 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Forget Ice Cream, Go With Sicilian Gelato

When the crushing summer sun threatens to beat you senseless, do as the Sicilians: Cool off with “un cono o una coppa di gelato;” also known as a cone or cup of the most luscious bit of frozen confection to ever hit your tongue. Culinary lore has it that flavored ices sprang from the snows of Sicily’s Mount Etna, but […]

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Taking a Car Vacation with Your Dog
on July 1, 2015 at 7:48 pm / in Lifestyle Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice, Travel tips

Taking a Car Vacation with Your Dog

If your dog loves riding in the car, taking him along can make the family vacation more fun for everyone, if you plan carefully. Follow these trip tips to ensure that you and your pet enjoy a successful getaway. Health & Safety Bring your dog to the vet for a check-up before going on an extended trip. Make sure all […]

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Wedding Planning Apps That Save Time, Money and Sanity
on July 1, 2015 at 7:40 pm / in Lifestyle Tips

Wedding Planning Apps That Save Time, Money and Sanity

Whether you’re planning the wedding of the century, or an intimate gathering for your nearest and dearest, you’re still going to need plenty of help. These apps will give you all of the help you need right at your fingertips. Appy Couple Once the engagement becomes a reality, the first thing you’ll want to do is to let people in on […]

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Selecting the Ideal Mattress for a Good Night’s Sleep
on July 1, 2015 at 7:25 pm / in Health & Fitness Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Inside the Home, Lifestyle Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Selecting the Ideal Mattress for a Good Night’s Sleep

In spite of what you may see in ads, there isn’t one ideal mattress that suits all — even if it cools you off, warms you up, lets you pick a magic number, elevates your head, your feet, and pretty much gyrates like Elvis at the touch of a button. Depending on the size, a new mattress is not an inexpensive purchase; you can’t afford […]

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Tri-tip: California’s King of the Grill
on May 22, 2015 at 9:30 pm / in BBQ Recipes & Tips, Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Home & Garden Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Tri-tip: California’s King of the Grill

We all know that the South claims bragging rights to smoked pulled pork, and Texas holds the brisket as its holy barbecue grail. But were you aware that California crowns the tri-tip roast as its king of the grill? It does. And, rightfully so. Locals know it as Santa Maria tri-tip, named after the small town on California’s Central Coast, […]

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Why You Should Consider a DIY Home Security System
on May 22, 2015 at 9:28 pm / in Home & Garden Tips, Money Saving Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Why You Should Consider a DIY Home Security System

Now that the ink has dried on your shiny new home, and you’ve filled it with precious contents, most importantly — your family — isn’t it time to consider how you’re going to keep it, and your treasures, safe? While a security system is the obvious answer, these days you have an important decision to to make. Do I install a DIY […]

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Enjoy the Peak of Spring Gardening
on May 22, 2015 at 7:45 pm / in Gardening Tips, Home & Garden Tips, Outdoor Living, Projects & Tips, Tips & Helpful Advice

Enjoy the Peak of Spring Gardening

For many areas around the country, the peak of spring is a long-awaited time to get outside and enjoy the warmer days of sunshine after a harsh winter. Spring also brings longer days, often giving ample time after the work day is over to enjoy being outside in the yard. This post shares some fantastic ideas from houzz.com on spring […]

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Credit Tips for the Millennial Generation
on May 7, 2015 at 4:38 pm / in Money Saving Tips

Credit Tips for the Millennial Generation

Don’t discount the millennials, also known as Generation Y — those born between 1980 and the mid-2000′s. According to an economic White House report, millennials make up the largest generation in the country, representing one-third of the total U.S. population in 2013. With the firstgroup of millennials still in their early 30s, most members of this generation are really just getting started in their careers. Jeanette Pavini, Coupons.com’s […]

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Appliance: Replace or Repair?
on April 22, 2015 at 6:07 pm / in Home Repair Tips, Product Buying Guide & Reviews

Appliance: Replace or Repair?

When a major appliance breaks down, we’re all faced with the same dilemma: Do you pay to have it repaired, or do you just buy a new one and replace it? Here are a few guidelines to help you make the right choice for your budget. To start, always check the manufacturer’s warranty before you do anything. This may seem […]

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Bacon-Chipotle Infused Bourbon
on April 22, 2015 at 5:56 pm / in Favorite Recipes, Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes

Bacon-Chipotle Infused Bourbon

As a duo, bourbon and bacon is pretty ideal, but throw in some heat from chipotles and the fun really begins. Chipotle peppers are merely jalapenos that have been smoked. Sometimes you can find them dried, but more often than not, they’re easily available in small cans and hanging out in spicy adobo sauce. They’re really handy to have around […]

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