5 Fresh Foil Pack Meals You Can Make in Less than 20 Minutes

Foil pack meals are a gift at the end of a busy day. No recipe needed, no reading of long ingredient lists, no piling up dishes that will need to be washed-- just pop everything in a strip of aluminum foil, bake, and be ready to eat in 20 minutes or less. This method of cooking isn’t just easy. It’s healthy, too. The foil pack captures moisture, so less fat and oil is needed during baking. It’s Read more ...

Spring Fling: The Lavender Lemon Drop Martini

Spring is in the air! We’ve sprung our clocks forward and now we’re ready to soak in some of that new found sunshine – with a new cocktail in our hands! We all know that spring is a time to look forward to beautiful flowers, longer days and the beginning of backyard entertaining. In order to welcome this time of year with open arms, we introduce you to a cocktail that may become your official Read more ...

Spring Cleaning? Don’t Toss it, Recycle it.

Spring-cleaning is about a lot more than wiping windows and mopping floors. It’s also about dealing with all the extra “stuff” that so quickly accumulates in your home. Sometimes it’s easier to get rid of things if you know it will go to good use, as opposed to a landfill. Here are some tips for recycling your spring clean clutter: Put clothes on the curb. Too often the clothes we intend Read more ...

4 Easy Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Ideas Mother’s Day is the single biggest day for restaurants in the U.S., and brunch is the traditional Mother’s Day meal. So be forewarned—if you don’t make brunch reservations in advance, you may find yourself waiting in long lines and eating waffles at dinnertime. Or you could come up with Plan B. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking “outside the brunch”—and Read more ...

The Best Ways to Save in April

Most of us equate the month of April with taxes, bad jokes and rain showers. But it’s not all unpleasant. April brings the promise of good weather and summertime, so it’s time to start planning accordingly. Get ready for the good things to come and score these great deals. National Parks: Now that the weather is getting nice, it’s a great time to visit the National Parks. They’re offering Read more ...

Five Tips for Making the Perfect Egg

Getting ready to cook a dozen eggs or so? Many families around the country will be doing the same thing this weekend as they prepare to decorate Easter eggs. Here are five tips to help you end up with the perfect batch of eggs. Choose good eggs. Make sure they’re clean, free of cracks and not expired. Look for the USDA grade shield or mark since graded eggs must meet standards for quality and Read more ...

Creative Egg Decorating Ideas

Ways to Unleash Your Inner Artist. Egg decorating is the perfect time to let your creativity run wild. Start with the basic inexpensive decorating kits, like those from Paas or Dudley and then improvise. Instead of splurging on fancy kits, find things around your house and be all sorts of artistic. Here’s how to add some flair to your Easter eggs. Dye eggs while they’re still warm. It’ll Read more ...

Help for Spring Allergies

“The difference between an itch and an allergy is about one hundred bucks.”  –Anonymous. Spring is in the air and along with it, pollen and other allergens, ready to wreak havoc on immune and respiratory systems everywhere. If you suffer from spring allergies, you may already be armed with the proper medications. Did you know that there are other simple steps you can take to minimize your Read more ...