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Turkey Meatballs

A Non-Traditional Twist on Turkey

Although much is made about the traditional family gatherings that abound this time of year, some of your most anticipated events of the season may actually revolve around your closest friends. With everyone contributing a dish, friend-focused potluck celebrations are the perfect time … read more

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Wreath

Creative Projects for the Season

A holiday-ready home is filled with small touches that celebrate the season. Extend a warm greeting to your guests with a faux fur wreath that dresses up the front door, such as this design from the crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. … read more

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Water Audit Danger Fafety

How to Perform a Water Safety Audit in Your Home

Tips for identifying and correcting risks can help...

Drowning is the leading cause of injury death among children aged 1-4 years, and while swimming pools are a major risk, not all deaths occur in or around a pool. There are many potential risks for drowning in the average home. Parents with … read more

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Contractor

Three Key Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Contractor

Whether your project is big or small project and whether you’re building or remodeling, hiring a skilled and professional contractor is a big deal. When interviewing, there are many basic questions to ask. There are some questions I rarely hear yet they should … read more

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repair contractor

Do You Know What Your Insurance Will Cover in Case of a Repair Emergency?

On a recent Friday, I was just getting ready to leave my office when the phone rang. I picked it up and heard the upset voice of a client who had been in a home just 10 months. The client had experienced a … read more

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Remodeled Home

Beware When Buying a ‘Completely Remodeled’ Home

I stumbled across a marathon recently of a TV show called “First Time Flippers” on the DIY Network. I was mesmerized, and not in a good way. Fred and Mary (names have been changed to protect the “innocent”) have day jobs and buy … read more

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Recycling

Green living: Recycling Options Exist Outside the Blue Bin

With the changing of seasons, often comes some cleanup around the house. Perhaps you have a large amount of yard debris, a lawnmower that has “kicked the bucket,” some leftover lawn fertilizer that you don’t want to keep through the winter, or — … read more

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Hard Apple Cider Tart

Two Autumn Recipes You’ll Love to Bake

As the seasons shift from summer to fall, you can begin looking forward to warm flavors and fresh inspiration. Below are two recipes from the Wilton Test Kitchen, which created new takes on favorite comfort foods inspired by the 2015 Baking and Decorating … read more

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Roofing Materials

How to Choose a New Roof for Your Home

Whether you’re replacing an old roof or building a new home, your choice of roofing materials has a huge impact on the look of your home and on your wallet. Choices can be influenced by amount of visible roof, pitch or architectural style. … read more

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