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(Family Features) Craft, cook or scare up some truly creative treats and decorations this Halloween. New glow-in-the-dark paints and trendy glow sticks have made setting a scary mood simple. So, get started creating the right look for your home - inside and out.
(BPT) - Halloween has its fair share of iconic symbols: ghosts, witches, mummies and pumpkins, just to name a few. But if your home decor is becoming just as iconic, it may be time to change it up and take your decorating in a new direction.
(BPT) - Family and friends make Thanksgiving special, but it’s the food that’s always the center of attention. From juicy turkey and creamy potatoes to zesty cranberries and buttery rolls, nobody leaves the table hungry. This year, delight guests by making the classic foods they love but with a few simple twists that will leave taste buds dancing.
(BPT) - Do you have a standoff with your children each night at the dinner table? Are you encouraging them to eat the foods you’ve prepared while they’re suspiciously eyeing it, refusing to eat a bite? Many children go through picky eating stages, and parents typically need to be a bit creative to get them to consume a well-balanced diet.
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(Family Features) As many busy women know, a daily beauty regimen requires effort and time, but it also has a significant payoff. Keeping your outward appearance healthy and youthful inspires confidence — a glow everyone around you can see.
(Family Features) Whenever friends and family gather to celebrate warm weather days, potato salad is probably the most popular side dish served. However, the traditional salad made with mayonnaise and eggs that we all know and love is being passed by for lighter versions that include more vegetables, different protein sources and healthier dressings.
As the craft beer movement has taken a well-established hold within the grocery and liquor stores, craft cider has been making its move onto the shelves. One of the companies doing just that is Tieton Cider Works.
Jenji Kohan’s critically-acclaimed Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black” is back for its second season. Set in a woman’s correctional facility, the high-brow humor, witty literary references, and evolving characters all bring an interesting twist to the prison television drama. Even better news for fans of the show, all 13 episodes of the second season have been released at one time, completely affirming the instant gratification, binge-viewing culture of which many of us are a part.
(Family Features) Experimentation seems to be the key to a great garden. Where one plant thrives, its neighbor can simply wither away. So, how's a gardener to know what plants to buy from year-to-year? The All-American Selections designation is designed to take some of the guesswork out of gardening.
(BPT) - From a car seat and crib to diapers and daycare, little ones come with big expenses. In fact, American parents spend an average of $14,000 on their baby’s first year. But you can buy the best for your baby without spending a bundle. Use this go-to guide to gear up for less.
When it comes to olive oil and balsamic, Tom Alfonso believes in one thing - freshness.
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Kids today have a lot on their plates -- getting good grades, playing in sports and music, making new friends. A nutritious breakfast gets them started for the day, and the right midday meal and snack keeps them going strong. You also want to keep them from becoming “day traders” or tossing out what you’ve carefully packed in their lunches.
When it comes to dining at establishments offered by the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, there is no question it will probably be intriguing and tasty. Recently, Cayton’s Restaurant introduced a new dining choice for visitors, taking the all-American experience of burgers, shakes, salads and sandwiches to a new level.
Don’t worry if you drive by the intersection of River and Orange Grove road at lunchtime and you notice a fire truck parked inside the Marana Marketplace Shopping Center. Since Firehouse Subs, 3844 W. River Rd., opened its doors to the public on June 18, fire crews are seen there regularly.
Tucked away at the edge of Marana you can find a diamond in the rough restaurant—Dove Mountain Grill. Last week I was prepared to sample the bar menu, but upon walking inside, my guests and I felt compelled to sit down for a full-fledged dinner. Maybe it was because of the beautiful décor, or how we were greeted, but once inside we got the feeling that this restaurant knew what they are doing with food—and this feeling steered us in the right direction.
Freshly harvested Oregon blueberries – one of the joys of summer – are on the way and this year’s crop is looking bigger and better than ever. In fact, Oregon growers are expected to harvest more than 60 million pounds of blueberries this year, a new production record.