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5 Amazing Shortbread Cookie Recipes for the Holidays

December 11, 2013

We’re in the spirit of the season. And by that, we mean we’re indulging in a lot of irresistibly yummy sweets, particularly all manner of shortbread cookies. This classic confection has too many variations to list, but you have to start somewhere, so we’ve whittled our favorites down to five mouthwatering holiday cookie recipes perfect for spreading good cheer and tidings of comfort and joy. Potato-Chip Cookies from Fine Cooking Classic shortbread cookies infused with crunchy goodness. OK, we have to say it… we bet…

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Why Call Baltimore Home?

December 4, 2013

It’s hard to resist the many charms of Baltimore, Maryland. Just ask any of the nearly 3 million residents in the Baltimore-Towson metro area. With its rich history, thriving economy, vibrant arts scene and close proximity to the nation’s capital, it’s no surprise homebuyers are flocking to this enchanting city by the sea. Baltimore and its neighbors are home to numerous schools, businesses, shops, restaurants, museums, art galleries, parks and more. Some popular attractions that make living in and around Charm City so appealing include:…

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Buying a Home in the Offseason

November 26, 2013

Psst… we’ll let you in on a little secret. There’s no such thing as an offseason when it comes to searching for your dream home. It all boils down to what makes a particular homebuying season the best time to buy for your circumstances. So if you’ve been itching to get out there and find your dream home right away, don’t wait because you’ve heard that the holiday season isn’t the best time to buy. You might find that conditions are just right. Read on…

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Tablescapes for Every Taste

November 20, 2013

Whether you’re planning a sophisticated affair or a fun family get-together, your table settings are a chance to set the tone and impress your guests. Searching for the perfect centerpiece idea to dress up your chic birthday soirée? Want to add some color and whimsy to a drab dining room? No matter your style, these beautiful tablescapes will provide plenty of ideas and inspiration. Modern Layered geometric table settings achieve a contemporary look while creating interest and drama. A glass bowl filled with fruit is…

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4 Best Cities to Retire

November 14, 2013

Planning for retirement involves a number of factors, from building your nest egg to scouting where you’ll choose to live. Maybe you’re dreaming of a sunny property on the beach, or perhaps you’d prefer a quiet home near the grandkids. When considering where to retire, be sure to consider not only the amount of sunshine and number of golf courses nearby but the financial atmosphere, quality of life offered and desirable amenities. Whether you’re ready to retire in the near future or just planning ahead,…

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