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Green Moving Tips for Eco-Conscious People

Whether you are traveling across town or across the country, moving is a challenging process. You have the hassle of packing all your belongings and transferring them safely to your new location. At the same time, you must make new connections and adjust … read more

Holiday Gift Guide 2022
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2022 Holiday Gift Guide

We've done a little "scouting." These are a...

This season, the holidays seem to have me wrapped in the warmth and excitement of holiday magic and tradition. My only child left for her first year of college out of state this fall. Her arrival home for the holidays this year helps … read more

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Apple Cranberry Havarti Melt

A Sweet, Melty Holiday Sandwich

All that holiday hustle and bustle can work up some real hunger. Between decorating, baking and preparing for entertaining, hosts often earn an afternoon snack. When you and your loved ones need a boost of energy before guests arrive, turn to a fresh … read more

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Choosing Your Holiday Wines

There is a complexity and a science to food and wine pairing, and it can be as complicated as you want it to be or as simple as you make it. Some of the best pairings combine eating what you like with what … read more

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Quick Tips for Surviving the Inevitable Holiday Stress

You can feel it coming — the holiday ads are everywhere and decorations fill stores. Even if you love the holidays, it can be a stressful time. Adding to the stress are concerns over illness (a possible COVID uptick, an unusually severe flu … read more

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A holiday display with pink and red Princettia Euphorbia poinsettias (Photo courtesy of Suntory Flowers)

New Ways to Display Poinsettias This Holiday Season

Nothing says the holidays like a poinsettia. This year, try some new ways to display this festive plant. Poinsettias are available in a variety of colors including white, pink, hot pink, yellow, peach, marbled and speckled. These colorful parts of the plant, often … read more

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Apple Custard Sponge Trifle

Two Holiday Desserts Featuring Apples

Whether your festivities include immediate family or bring together relatives from around the country, the holidays are about making memories with loved ones. From the first days of the season to the last, many families spend their precious time together with favorite activities … read more

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Gift Ideas for the Gardener in Your Life

With the holidays here, everyone wants to find the perfect gift. A thoughtful gift that resonates with the recipient is a wonderful way to show that you care. But what do you about those friends and family members whose interests you don’t understand? … read more

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Tomato press and sauce makers turn garden-ripe tomatoes into seed-free, skin-free sauce with the turn of a handle. (Photo courtesy Gardener's Supply Company)

Give the Gift of Preserving the Garden’s Harvest

Give a gift that helps your favorite gardeners enjoy the flavors of their garden well past the end of the growing season. Both new and experienced gardeners often spend their gardening budget on plants and seeds, leaving little or none to invest in … read more

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