All the Holiday Tastes Stovetop Mix

Remember the sweet smells of the holidays permeating throughout your grandparents’ home as delicious treats were cooking on the stove? For many, holiday dishes can bring us back to some of our favorite childhood memories. Cinnamon, chestnuts, and peppermint are delicious ingredients and also happen to make the home smell like a winter wonderland!

With holiday-themed ingredients, this quick and easy-to-make recipe is just as tasty as it smells! It’s also the perfect side dish to serve during the season. Your guests will love all of the different spices and tastes, and it’s also a healthy choice! It’s a one-pot-stop recipe (aside from boiling some rice in an additional pot). So get your largest non-stick fry pan ready … Read more...

The Next Phase of 4K Technology: HDR for TVs

HDR (High Dynamic Range) is set to be the next big shift in the quality and clarity of televisions. Bringing the director’s vision right onto your screen and offering detail that couldn’t previously be reproduced, HDR provides a real change in the quest for great TV viewing.

Until now, when films and TV shows were recorded, the information couldn’t be identically reproduced because it was limited to fit broadcast specifications and TV screen capabilities. However, modern HDR TVs are capable of producing exactly what the camera saw and in fine detail.

What is HDR?

By adding four times the pixels for sharper images, 4K was a huge enhancement for picture resolution. HDR combines with 4K technology and maximizes its performance … Read more...

Perks of P.C. Richard & Son: It’s All About Work Well Done

Employee pricing is going on right now on appliances and select mattresses. You pay what we pay, not a penny more! It’s a taste of what it’s like to be a team member. But great prices aren’t our only perk… it’s an incredible place to work! Each and every one of our employees play a role in what P.C. Richard & Son is today, a team of over 2,700 dedicated and talented workers. We have 107 years of rich history and five generations of Honesty, Integrity, and Reliability to inspire us. The truest reward is the sunshine in our hearts and loving what we do. Let’s take a look at some of the greatest parts of working here:

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Easy Appliance Cleaning!

While you’re cleaning everything this holiday season, don’t neglect your appliances! It’s sometimes easy to forget these things need to be cleaned periodically in order to continue to function optimally and keep the air in your home fresh. While this is important, not everyone has time to deep clean every item in their house. So here are some quick, easy ways to get your appliances sparkling without losing the whole day.

Dishwasher

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Wipe down the sides with an all-purpose cleaner or white vinegar. Then remove the bottom rack, and pour a cup of vinegar on the bottom of the machine. If you’re feeling frisky, sprinkle a 1/4 cup of baking soda on there.

Oven

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Tips to Make Black Friday Shopping Fun & SIMPLE!

memAre you ready for the Black Friday craziness? Long lines, door busters, shopping on Thanksgiving… just kidding!

Your friends at P.C. Richard & Son are here to help keep Black Friday SIMPLE! Between our Black Friday Price Guarantee (*see our low price guarantee for details) and employee pricing on appliances, select mattresses, and more, we’ve got you covered with HUGE savings. We’ve even got your back with everything from exceptional customer service, installation, and servicing… it’s a VIP experience! We’ve even created some tips to make your shopping experience easy, fun, and enjoyable. With us on your side… you’ll be the ultimate #gifthero this holiday season.

Use Our Store Locator

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How to Prep Your Kitchen for Thanksgiving

Having the family over for Thanksgiving? With everything from cooking and cleaning to decorating your home, prepping for the holidays can be a lot of work. Don’t get caught up in kitchen with tedious tasks… spend more time with your family and celebrate all that you’re thankful for! Use our prep tips to help #keepfamilyfirst, all while being the king or queen of the kitchen this holiday season.

1.) Cleaning the Kitchen & Appliances

  • Vacuum the day before company arrives… don’t worry about cleaning the day of!
  • Organize and clean your refrigerator in advance to make room for leftovers… they’re the best!
  • Tidy up the kitchen. Put away anything that looks messy or might get in the way.
  • Clean your
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5 Easy Ways to Turn Your House into a Smart Home

Turning your house into a smart home has never been easier! There are many products that offer convenience, all while remaining cost-friendly. They’re easy to install, and most operate with free apps. Let’s take a look at some of the easiest and coolest products:

What’s a connected home?

The phrases “connected home” and “smart home” can be used interchangeably. Both terms describe a network of devices connected to the internet or work in conjunction with the Internet of Things (IOT). That phrase, “the Internet of Things,” emerged from the interconnectivity between home appliances, electronics, and utilities to yield better control and smarter functionality.

A connected home maximizes lifestyle by adding convenience, security, and peace of mind. Before you get some … Read more...

Relax, Refresh, & Recharge: 35 Ways to De-Stress

Finding yourself feeling stressed at just the thought of upcoming holiday prep? With everything from food shopping and cooking to braving crowded stores to find the perfect gifts, some “me time” is a must! (These relaxation tips might even spark some great gift ideas… it’s never too soon to get a head start on the family’s holiday wish list!)

Ideas for Ultimate Relaxation on Your Recliner

  • Get cozy (wrap yourself up in a blanket)
  • Sip from a warm mug of tea
  • Make some coffee with a coffee maker (add flavored creamer)
  • Crochet a pair of comfy socks or a scarf
  • Cook up something delicious in a Crock-Pot slow cooker (it’ll cook while you relax!)
  • Eat mac and cheese (the
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How to Make Maple Sweet Potato Rice, a Savory Thanksgiving Side!

Hosting the perfect holiday dinner and entertaining can be a lot of work, especially when you’re cooking side dishes that take up extra time! This easy-to-make autumn rice will allow you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table with your family. Try this savory stovetop creation for a quick harvest dish that’s flavorful, sweet, and crunchy with an easy cleanup.

Maple Sweet Potato Rice Ingredients

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  • 2 cups of brown rice
  • 1 sweet potato (skinned, chopped into tiny cubes)
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flakes
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, & allspice to taste
  • Olive oil

Serving size: about 6 (one medium-sized bowl)

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Parent’s Guide to a Safe & Fun Halloween

 

From costSafe Halloween Blogumes to candy, Halloween is jam-packed with fun and treats! As parents we want our little ones to enjoy trick-or-treating, but we also want them to be safe.  Here are some great safety tips that will ensure a happy and safe Halloween:

Trick-or-Treating in Your Neighborhood: Safety Tips

  • Plan ahead. Plan your route before heading out. Map out a direct route that has sidewalks or safe pathways to walk and the fewest street crossings.
  • Young children should never be out alone without adult supervision, especially during the night. If you can’t go trick-or-treating with your children, make sure they’re going with a group and an adult who can. If you have older children that are mature
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