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Festive Fourth of July Recipes

July 2, 2018

Independence Day is Wednesday, but it’s not too late to add spark to your menu. These recipes combine delicious ingredients that also happen to have patriotic shades of red, white and blue. Jazz up your picnic table—and pay homage to your country—with these four exciting dishes for the Fourth! 1. Red Velvet Pancakes with Coconut Syrup and Blueberries Start your holiday with a colorfully appetizing pancake breakfast. Add raspberries, blueberries or whipped cream for extra flair. Egg whites also help balance the breakfast nutritionally, while…

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Kids’ Valentine’s Day Cards to Make at Home

February 6, 2018
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Cupid just called: You need 25 inspired Valentine’s Day cards for your son or daughter’s class exchange, and there’s no time to waste! Not to worry. We’ve rounded up some of the easiest, cutest and downright punniest DIY classroom Valentine’s Day card ideas on the web. Think of it as our heartfelt gift to you. Please do try these at home: “You Make My Day Bright” Valentine. This eye-catching Valentine’s card is sure to impress your kiddo’s classmates. Perfect if your child’s school has a…

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Non-traditional New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

December 26, 2017

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and so are confetti-filled celebrations and choruses of Auld Lang Syne. If you’re seeking inspiration for a unique spin on traditional NYE festivities, look no further: here are four creative party ideas that will make your soiree truly sensational!   Follow the call of the disco ball A ’70s-themed New Year’s party is the perfect excuse to break out the bell bottoms and boogie! For Studio 54-inspired decorations, rent a fog machine and a disco ball, and…

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Preparing for Home Holiday Guests

December 12, 2017

Expecting houseguests this holiday season? After all, ‘tis the time to gather with family and friends! Following are some simple ways to help ensure your visitors enjoy their holiday stay in your home: Wow them with a welcome basket. Nothing says “So glad you’re here!” quite like a gift basket. Include magazines, snacks (extra points for locally sourced items!), sunscreen, body lotion, holiday-themed socks and any other seasonal items your guests might enjoy. Give them a spare key. Reassure home holiday guests that they can…

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Turkey Day Take Two: Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 24, 2017
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Forget Black Friday doorbusters: the best part of the day after Thanksgiving has always been the leftovers! Turn your Turkey Day dishes into next-day deliciousness with these can’t-miss recipes, and make the holiday last a little longer. Leftover Stuffing Waffles The morning after Thanksgiving calls for a festive breakfast, and these flavorful stuffing waffles are just the thing. Add a dollop of cranberry sauce for sweetness, or go savory with gravy. Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins with Oat Streusel Topping Whether you’ve scheduled a day full…

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