Tag: home for the holidays

  • 7 Unexpected Thanksgiving Desserts

    Had your fill of pumpkin pie? Want to impress your guests with an array of non-traditional desserts this Thanksgiving? Here are seven incredible, out-of-the-box Thanksgiving dessert recipes that are sure to tempt their taste buds on Turkey Day! 1. Salted caramel six layer chocolate cake. Chocolate gets a lot of love year-round, but the creamy […]

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  • 13 Spooky Halloween Recipes for Kids

    Halloween is right around the corner, and you’re in for a treat! We’ve gathered 13 of the sweetest, spookiest and, quite frankly, most gruesome recipes we could find. Prepare them…if you dare! 1. Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats. The cereal staple takes the shape of fall’s most famous fruit—the pumpkin. It’s a seasonal spin on everyone’s […]

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  • 7 Recipes for a Kid-friendly Valentine’s Day

    Want to whip up some tasty treats with your pint-sized sous chef this Valentine’s Day? Here are seven simple recipes that your son, daughter, niece, nephew—or any other kiddo in your kitchen—will adore! Easy Valentine’s Day Fudge from Something Swanky With only a handful of ingredients and no actual baking required, this foolproof fudge is […]

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  • 7 Different Ways to Cook a Turkey

    Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family, football and arguably the best—and most anticipated—meal of the year. The cranberry sauce, stuffing and sweet potato casserole will definitely whet guests’ appetites. But we can probably all agree; on that fourth Thursday of November, it’s basically about the bird. So, let’s talk turkey! More specifically, the many […]

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  • Fall Mantel Decorating Ideas

    It’s finally fall—the season of hearty soups, cozy mittens and pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING. What better way to celebrate than by bringing the natural beauty of autumn into your home? Here are a few ideas that may help inspire your fireplace mantel décor this year: THEMES Are you planning to decorate for each of the holidays, or […]

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  • 4th of July BBQ Ideas

    The 4th of July is the highlight of the BBQ season. Are you ready for it? If you need a little inspiration, check out these ideas collected from some of our favorite bloggers, pinners and party planners. Create a (tastefully) star-spangled menu. Pinterest is flooded with red, white and blue cakes, kebabs, candies, salsa, cookies, ice […]

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  • Easy Valentine’s Day Treats

    Short on time, but big on sentiment? Well, you’ll be pleased to learn that preparing confections for the object of your affection doesn’t have to take a lot of time or effort. Here are five easy Valentine’s Day treats that your special someone will absolutely LOVE. You won’t have to bake your heart out, but […]

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  • Healthy Appetizer Recipes for 2014

    The New Year is a time for family, friends and food. But it’s also a time for resolutions, many of which revolve around healthy eating and weight loss. Whether you’re planning a grand gathering or an intimate dinner party this New Year’s Eve, fresh flavorful ingredients prepared in a healthful manner (i.e., hello, lean proteins […]

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  • Buying a Home in the Offseason

    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 […]

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  • Tablescapes for Every Taste

    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 […]

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  • Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and Parents

    From goblins and ghouls to games and giggles, Halloween traditions offer plenty of fun and excitement. While the trick-or-treating provides kids with the much-anticipated opportunity to dress up and collect buckets of candy, the practice is not without its safety concerns. Increased pedestrian traffic, unfamiliar clothing and fading light can all combine to create less-than-ideal […]

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  • Resolution Time! 3 Ways to Save More Money

    New Year’s resolutions: Every year we make them, and every year most of us are lucky to keep them till February. Why? Because breaking bad habits is hard, and it only gets harder as time goes by and our motivation fades. But, there’s good news! If your New Year’s resolution is to save money, there […]

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