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TAG : Summer

Family Fun in the Sun

In today’s hurry-up world, many families are looking for ways to slow down a little and spend some quality time together, just having fun. The good news is that it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, and you don’t have to go very far to have a great time. Here are some ways your ...

The Dogs of Summer

My dogs love summer. I can say that in writing, mainly because most everyone who will read this will never meet my dogs in person.Of course they love summer, providing their day includes, for the most part, sleeping on the couch. Ironicly enough, the couch sits directly under the air ...

Cooling Off

Welcome June! Well, if you like warm weather you will welcome June along with the next few months of warm temperatures (along with humidity if you live in a place like Missouri where I live).I love the summer months. I guess I really can't help it. I've never liked winter, except for the few ...

Summer Break

Summer break was so much fun for me when I was a kid. Three months without school, who didn't like that? It was a blast. Of course, I like to make fun of my childhood summers. I didn't have Nintendo, PlayStation, computer, internet, or a smartphone to pass the time with. I had to use my ...

Burma Shave Summer

Summer is the time of travel for most people who have the leisure time or means. When I was young, we didn't travel muchm but when we did it was always a road trip. We all piled in the old Ford and as we got a block away my mom always forgot something and we'd go back. No kidding! This didn't ...

Chef Elizabeth’s Blueberry Muffins

Summer is around the corner and everyone loves to have a delicious fruit muffin recipe in his or her repertoire. Here is a recipe that works well with all sorts of seasonal fruit. These blueberry muffins are absolutely delicious. The extra step of stewing some of the berries is well worth the ...

The Awful Task We All Wanted

Warning: Graphic descriptions contained herein. Rated: PG for disturbing images.Grabbing something hard enough that is covered with bugs so the bugs squish in your hand is not high on my list of wonderful things to do. But, honestly, folks when I was young, we all wanted to get hired for corn ...

Beaucoups des Figs

This is my French way of saying we got a lot of figs this year! Now the question is what to do with them? Let me say right from the start: I love figs. I like them best right off the tree. It’s just like finding a big patch of wild blackberries. You pick one. You eat one. You pick two. You ...

Heat

When the thermometer gets up to 110 degrees like it did today, I have quite a few thoughts. The first thought is to get up and at 'em as soon as it gets light or maybe even a bit before. So today, because it was predicted to be real hot, we are up and at 'em at 6 a.m. Noel Coward wrote a song ...

The Indispensable Hat

There’s nothing as indispensable for an article of clothing as a hat. Gloves, rugged jeans and good boots are also indispensable, but hats have a special place. Certain types of clothing are really part of your tool kit, but they also make a statement and add panache. This is a hat. Life is ...

It’s Just Mom

The box was carved oak wood that looked old even when it was new. It had a kind of Currier and Ives landscape scene decoupaged to the top that was tattered and peeling at the edges. Maybe it had been passed down to her from her mother or grandmother. Maybe it caught her eye at a rummage sale or ...

Grilling Takes the Stress Out of Summer Entertaining

This time of year is about celebrating fresh, simple, flavorful food with friends and family. The trick is to spend less time in the kitchen so you have more time to enjoy the great outdoors. Planning and preparing for such occasions will ensure that you aren’t tied to your kitchen ? and will ...

Keep Bugs at Bay

When the weather’s right for enjoying the outdoors, the last thing you want is to have your good time spoiled by pesky insects. Fortunately, there are things you can do to protect family and friends from mosquitoes and other insects.Controlling MosquitoesNot only are mosquitoes a nuisance, ...

Get Your Backyard Ready for Summer

From an elegant dinner party with close friends to a casual cookout with the whole family, your backyard can be the perfect place to entertain with ease during the warm summer months. Follow these simple steps, and you’ll be prepared to host a soiree at the spur of the moment. Take a seat. ...

Pasta Salad With Vegetables Recipe

MAIN ARTICLE:Picnic FavoritesPasta Salad With Vegetables3/4 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil, divided2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper6 cups assorted fresh vegetables (zucchini, red, green and yellow peppers, onion), sliced1 box ...

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