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Why go out when you can have a Staycation

With summer vacations looking a little different this year, infusing new energy into playtime – and making it a family affair – can turn time at home into a fun “staycation.” Both kids and adults can quickly grow tired of the same scenery and activities, but new ways to engage together can help bring back…

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Tips to ease your pets back into a routine

As states ease COVID-19 restrictions and people get out of the house to return to work, pets around the country may see their daily routines of hanging out with everyone come to an end.   Some dogs and cats handle routine changes easily. For others, a routine change at home can cause behavior issues, nervousness…

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Steps to prepare for home remodeling

A homeowner’s motivation for taking on a remodeling project can vary greatly, but there’s one universal rule of thumb: home upgrades should add value, function or both. This step-by-step guide can help ensure you get the maximum return on your investment and make the most of your remodel.   Step 1: Identify Reasons for Remodeling…

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Grilling ideas for the weekend

The first thought that comes to mind when picturing grilling in the summer sun might be a perfectly cooked steak or a juicy burger, but no backyard barbecue is complete without the all-important sides and beverages that complete the meal.   Whether you’re pairing a main protein with separate side dishes or going all-in-one by…

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Creamy complement for steaks

When it’s time to fire up the grill this summer for an all-American classic, you can take steak to the next level by pairing it with a creamy sauce that delivers a kick. This Horseradish and Chive Sauce is the ideal complement for juicy steak; try making a day in advance to allow the flavors…

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Remodeling Time

With the extra time many Americans have spent at home over the past few months, there have been plenty of opportunities to think about how that living space could be improved.   While this may not be the ideal time to tackle a full gut and renovate project, it may still be possible to do…

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Clean up your grilling game with these tips

There’s something about summertime that ushers in an easygoing spirit. The long, hot summer months are often celebrated with backyard barbecues, beach days and spending time with friends and family. It’s a time to fire up the grill, slow down and roll with the punches.   So, when you’re thinking about what to feed your…

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Fusions with Flavor

A distinctive and unexpected ingredient like rice vinegar is an easy way to bring faraway flavors to your favorite summer dishes. This pantry staple adds an Asian-inspired flavor to recipes of all kinds, from marinades to high-end meals.   Explore a new way to enjoy steak this summer with a recipe for zesty, marinated beef…

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Family Vacation Planning Tips

As stay-at-home orders ease, many families are eager to get out of the house and hit the road for a summer trip. However, vacation will most likely look different this year as families looking to get away may stay closer to home and take extra precautions.   Make your summer travel plans safe and successful…

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3 Things to Know About Asthma

     More than 25 million Americans suffer from asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health Interview Survey. This chronic condition is so common that even if you don’t have it yourself, you probably know someone – a friend, colleague or child – who does. Health care providers and patients have many…

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