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Recipes for a Smokin’ Father’s Day

If the surge in barbecue and smoking competitions across the country is any indication, grilling has become an art form. This Father’s Day, grab dad and gather around the grill to try a technique that’s rising in popularity — smoking — and create … read more


Melissa Michaels

Five Steps to a Simple Home

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from “Make Room for What You Love,” the latest book just released from Seattle author Melissa Michaels, the creator of the popular blog The Inspired Room. 1. Avoid temptation. When you can, don’t go to places that … read more


Homemade strawberry sorbet
In the Market Now

Make the Most of the Strawberry Season

One of the benefits of eating local is being able to access produce at its very freshest, finest peak. Glistening like giant rubies and tasting like sweet bursts of fruity goodness, strawberries herald the season of summer fruits. The earliest local fruit crop … read more



Get Ready for Summer — Tips for Bringing Your Outdoor Space to Life

With the beautiful weather upon us, we have the chance now to spend more time outside with friends and family enjoying our beautiful surroundings. Here are a few ideas for getting your spaces looking their best. If you have an existing patio or … read more



Mattress Shopping? Check Out These Tips

Sleep is a hot topic these days, as demonstrated by the popularity of books such as Arianna Huffington’s “The Sleep Revolution,” topping bestseller lists throughout the United States. Many sleep experts agree that a good night’s sleep starts from the bottom up with … read more


Bacon Cheeseburgers with Kentucky Bourbon Sauce

Start the Grilling Season Right with these Bacon Cheeseburgers

According to New York Times best-selling cookbook author Jamie Purviance, one of the top trends in barbecue today is a movement toward more individual expression. “It used to be that barbecue styles were determined by regions, but in our internet-connect, melting-pot nation, those … read more


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Kitchen Trends

Inset Cabinets: A New, Major Trend for Your Kitchen

Look in any magazine that features kitchens and baths and you may notice that 90 percent of the rooms show inset cabinetry. Many people don’t notice the difference but they comment that is looks very sleek. So what are inset cabinets? Inset cabinetry … read more


Rhubarb custard tarts fresh from the oven
In the Market Now


Unfurling its lush, ruffled leaves while strong stalks blush to a deep pink, rhubarb calls us to savor the strong, tart, acidic taste of a healthy spring tonic. Technically rhubarb is a vegetable, but because it is typically combined with sugar and eaten … read more


Herb Infused Ranch Style Sweet Potato Chips with Coconut Oil

Recipes for Healthy Snacks that Won’t Weigh You Down

New York Times blogger shares food journey and...

New York Times wellness blogger and nutritionist Dawn Lerman grew up around food: Her father was known for his witty ad campaigns; he was responsible for such iconic slogans as “Coke Is It,” “This Bud’s for You,” and “Leggo My Eggo.” Unfortunately, he … read more

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