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Orange Juice Spicy Margaritas

Recipe for Orange Juice Spicy Margaritas

As an ultimate go-to beverage and ingredient, Florida Orange Juice is convenient and versatile for use in cocktails such as Orange Juice Spicy Margaritas. This naturally sweet, tasty recipe makes for ideal additions to brunch menus all spring long, or just for a … read more

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Five Messages Your Yard Sends Potential Home Buyers

More than three-quarters of Americans who have a yard say it’s one of the most important parts of their home, according to a poll commissioned by the TurfMutt Foundation and conducted online by The Harris Poll. Another report from Zillow indicates that the backyard is a must-have feature for buyers. … read more

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Common Misconceptions about Life Insurance

With the cost of most goods and services on the rise, straining many household budgets, families are likely looking for ways to cut expenses. But it’s important to make wise decisions before cutting, as some expenses are worth more than they cost and can provide a lot of benefits. … read more

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orange juice biscuits

Recipe for Orange Juice Biscuits

Breezy spring days can lead you on nearly any adventure, and they can happen in your own backyard, on a short road trip or during a full-blown beach vacation. No matter where you are when those warmer days arrive, you can put outdoor … read more

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Should You Get Screened for Type 1 Diabetes?

More than 1.4 million Americans have type 1 diabetes — thought to be caused by an autoimmune reaction where the body attacks its own cells that produce insulin. Although type 1 diabetes is relatively less common when compared to type 2 diabetes, cases … read more

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Fountains add serenity and noise-blocking sound to gardens and outdoor entertainment spaces. (Photo courtesy MelindaMyers.com)

Boost the Beauty and Comfort of Your Outdoor Spaces

Add some comfort and beauty to your outdoor spaces this year. Look for options that fit your lifestyle, budget and schedule. Even simple changes can make a positive impact on the time you spend relaxing and entertaining on your patio, deck or other … read more

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Mini Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Cinnamon-Maple Topping

Recipe for Mini Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Cinnamon-Maple Topping

Whether you’re encouraging loved ones to start a new wellness kick or looking to add new ideas to an already-nutritious menu, families at any stage of a journey toward better health can use newfound favorites to bring fresh flavors to the table. Start … read more

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Five Timeless Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

On a day that signifies the importance of love and companionship, many people find it rewarding to show their loved ones just how much they mean. If you’re in the gift-giving spirit this Valentine’s Day, you may find a bit of inspiration with … read more

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Brilliant Winter-Blooming Houseplants to Brighten Dreary Days (and How to Care for Them)

Do you have the post-holiday blues? With the tinsel and decorations packed away, your home might feel a little bleak and bare. You need something pretty and festive to help endure gray, cold winter days. And as we count the weeks until the … read more

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