Making Those Summer Vegetables Even Sweeter

The warmest months boast a bevy of farm-fresh summer vegetables brimming with sun-ripened flavor. After soaking up the spring rains, countless plants now bear their edible bounty. With farmers’ markets in full swing, we're going to be eating all the fresh summer vegetables we possibly can—think summer squash, cucumbers, eggplant, corn, and tomatoes (yes, we know they're technically a fruit, but we don't care). Take advantage of seasonal produce to whip up tasty dishes. [...]

Hosting the Ultimate End of School Party

The school year is winding down, and summer is almost upon us once again! You'll soon be trading early morning alarm clocks and final exams for sleeping in until 1 p.m. and endless relaxation. Summer is so close, you can smell it. And there's no better way to kick off the season than by throwing a fab end-of-school-year bash. Whether it's a pool party or a sleepover with your besties, we've got some tips [...]

5 Amazing Maple Syrup Dog Treats

Making your own dog treats from scratch means you get to control what goes into them, unlike store-bought varieties. One delicious natural sweetener that dogs love is pure maple syrup, which is derived from the sap of the maple tree. You can make healthy, maple-flavored treats for your dog at home using pure maple syrup. Nothing says "good dog" like a batch of homemade dog treats. When you care enough to make cookies for [...]

6 Things Your Family Can Do to Celebrate Earth Day

Did you know… That the average American generates 4 pounds of trash every day, which adds up to a whopping 1,460 pounds in a year? It takes a plastic water bottle 450 years to break down in a landfill. And in every single square mile of ocean, there are more than 40,000 pieces of floating plastic debris. Earth Day Practices Can Help Change This Earth Day was established on April 22, 1970, to educate [...]

Sweet Treats for the Ultimate Bridal Shower

Throwing a bridal shower for one of your nearest and dearest is a daunting task. You're responsible for celebrating the bride-to-be in a way that everyone will love, so you want to get it right. Instead of stressing, take on the assignment in stride: After all, it's an honor to host this event. Not sure where to begin when it comes to planning? Here's how to throw a memorable party for the bride, including [...]

7 Ultimate Birthday Party Treats

Planning a birthday party for yourself or a friend is easier said than done. There are many different parts of planning that you may have to consider months in advance. Whether it is a birthday party for your child or for a spouse or friend, these steps will help you stay on track throughout the process. Simple Steps to Party Planning Pick a Theme If you are planning your own party you are in [...]

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