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Refreshing family meals for fall.

If you’re looking to spice up your mealtime routines, especially during those busy school nights, you may find your solution in versatile ingredients that work for a multitude of dishes. For example, you can turn to plantains as a replacement for often-used recipe staples like potatoes. Plantains are a fruit grown around the world that…

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Try this Egg Casserole recipe

Eggs are for everyone, including babies and toddlers, according to the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee that released its Scientific Report outlining nutritional recommendations for Americans. For the first time, this committee, comprised of leading doctors and nutrition scientists, included nutritional guidance for younger children. The committee recommends eggs as a first food for babies…

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Pop up a movie night snack

Tasty snacks add to the fun when hosting a movie night, whether it’s a birthday sleepover or an adults-only gathering. Light and airy popcorn can be enjoyed a handful at a time or as part of a creative, flavorful recipe like this Sweet and Salty Popcorn Party Mix. Ready in less than an hour, you…

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Practical home upgrades to improve function

Homeowners tackling interior upgrades often focus their attention on two of the most-used rooms the in the house: the kitchen and bathroom. Tailoring these rooms to your personal preferences may enhance your enjoyment of the space, but most experts recommend thinking long term for the biggest return on your investment.  Kitchen Considerations As the hub…

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Cool off with a lemon dessert

Celebrate warm weather outdoors with a refreshing treat like Cool Lemon Lush. Find more desserts at Culinary.net. Cool Lemon Lush Nonstick cooking spray 2          cups flour 1          cup butter, softened 2          packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese 1          cup sugar 1          lemon, juice only 2          instant lemon pudding mix packages (3 ounces each) 4          cups…

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5 DIY home improvement project tips

The calendar pages may be turning fast, but it’s not too late to do some work around the house. Now is the time to wrap up home improvement projects before the weather turns too cold. Consider these five easy DIY tasks that can set you up for a warm, safe and pest-free fall: Perform routine…

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Tips on how to handle fish

With more time spent in the kitchen, people are increasingly looking to different ingredients for inspiration. That includes seafood – sales of canned and frozen seafood are 37% higher than last year, according to IRI Worldwide. If you’re not familiar with buying and cooking seafood, there’s nothing to fear. Frozen seafood is an affordable, nutritious…

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Creating a Back to School Routine

If there’s one thing parents know, it’s children thrive on routines. When it seems like everything is changing, routines can create stability. “When children know what to expect, they don’t feel powerless and out of control,” said Rashelle Chase from KinderCare Learning Centers’ education team. “Children like to plan just as much as adults do.…

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How to create your dream closet

Creating the closet of your dreams could be in closer reach than you may think if you’re willing to take matters into your own hands. With a little creative inspiration and some basic DIY skills, you may be surprised by the stylish space you can design by yourself. Start with a vision Creating the perfect…

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Start your evening with a dessert

Nearly anytime can be a good time for a decadent dessert. This Creamy Raspberry Mocha Parfait, which combines the flavors of instant coffee, chocolate and raspberries, can be a perfect nightcap to almost any meal. Find more dessert recipes at Culinary.net. Creamy Raspberry Mocha Parfait Servings: 4 2          tablespoons hot water 1          tablespoon instant coffee…

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