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Thanksgiving Last Minute Checklist

Posted by on November 26, 2013 at 15:30 pm

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Thanksgiving is almost here and if you are hosting at your house this year you, if you are like the majority of us, you’re probably scrambling to make sure everything is in order. Here is a quick checklist to run down to make sure you are right on track for the big day:


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Prepare Your Oven for Thanksgiving with These Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

Posted by on November 22, 2013 at 11:16 am

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner and many of us are preparing for opening our home to friends and family. We are going are over our grocery lists, pulling out the table settings, and cleaning and decorating our home in preparation for this holiday. However, there’s one important thing we all may overlook… our oven. We put a lot of faith in our ovens that day, so it’s smart to get it prepared as well.


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Slow Cooker Recipes for Game Day

Posted by on September 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm

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Game day isn’t just about the game; it’s also about the food. Whether you are hosting game day at your house or you are hosting a tailgate, you are preparing food your party. Keeping your recipes simple (and of course delicious) will make life a lot easier for you. Here are a few of our favorite slow-cooker recipes that are perfect for game day! What makes these recipes so perfect you might ask? Not only are they delicious and simple, but with the slow-cooker you prepare it and leave it to cook, giving you the opportunity to socialize with your party…which makes you the perfect host!


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Tailgating Tips For Rookies

Posted by on September 17, 2013 at 10:30 am

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Tailgating has been a long standing tradition of Football, and having a successful tailgate takes experience and preparation. If you are about to embark on your first tailgate, you may think you have it all under control…but you’re wrong. Everybody has made a rookie mistake during their first tailgate! Here are a few basic tips from seasoned tailgaters to help you avoid some common first time mistakes on game day.


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Safety Tips for Using a Portable Generator

Posted by on September 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

 

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If you really want to be prepared the next time the power goes out, a portable generator is the way to go! A portable generator can be a life saver when the power goes out… You’ll have the lights back on in no time at all! Portable generators can power most, if not all of your home’s power needs. If you plan on using a portable generator here are the dos and don’ts to operating your generator and keeping you and your family safe.


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How to Prepare for Power Outages

Posted by on September 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm

 

prepareWeather can be unpredictable, and we need to keep ourselves and loved ones as safe as possible during a bad storm. There are basic things you can do to prepare your home for loss of power in either the summer or the winter months.


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Introduction to Surround Sound

Posted by on August 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm

 

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Want to have that same surround sound experience you get at the movie theater in your own home? You can and, it’s really simple! Here is a basic “Do It Yourself” introduction to setting up a home theater system in your own home.


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Top 10 Dorm Room Essentials

Posted by on August 6, 2013 at 11:42 am

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Back to school, whether you are preparing to go away for the first time or preparing to go back, it’s time to make a list of what you need.  We did a friendly poll and asked the question “What do you need when you go back to school?” – below are the top 10 answers.


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Quick Tips On Cleaning Your Grill

Posted by on July 5, 2013 at 12:58 pm

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Summertime is coming to a close, but don’t put those grills away just yet, football season is right around the corner! Whether you are going to the game or hosting a party at your home, a tailgate without a barbecue is just not complete. Before you fire up the grill and get ready to ‘WOW’ your guests with your award winning wing recipe, remember, the secret to great grilling is a clean grill.


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Keurig Iced Teas: Perfect for Warm Weather!

Posted by on April 14, 2011 at 14:59 pm

Did you know that making iced teas and coffees with your Keurig machine is just as easy as making hot drinks? Now that it’s finally getting warmer outside, it’s nice to relax with an ice-cold sweet tea with lemon or French vanilla coffee.

Brewing these delicious drinks is easy: Fill your cup (avoid using glass) to the very top with ice. Then, pop your favorite K-cup into the machine and set it to brew either 6 or 8 ounces. This will give you a potent shot of flavor that will melt some of the ice and give you the perfect flavor-to-liquid ratio. Stir it up and you’re all set to climb into the hammock and enjoy a nice sunny day.


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