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TAG : Tips

Grilling Tips

Here are the top 5 tips to ensure perfect grilling for steaks.1. Clean and preheat grill on high.2. Lightly oil and season everything before you put it on the grill. This helps the searing process and prevents sticking.3. Sear the outside of steaks when grilling, using tongs or a spatula to ...

Rooftop and Balcony Garden Options

Small Gardens(Fox Chapel, 2016), by David Squire, offers guidance through the seasons for creating a thriving colorful sanctuary regardless of your space. Squire contributes his lifetime experience with cultivated and native plants with an interest in historical medicinal roles, folklore, and ...

Can You Make Money From A Homestead?

There are varying opinions on making money from a small homestead. I have heard a lot of people ask this question, as we did in the beginning, “Can you make money from a homestead?” For our family, we don't make a profit with our homestead. We call our place a hobby farm because that is ...

Butterball Turkey Talk-Line

As Thanksgiving approaches, so do questions about cooking turkeys. Let the experts at Butterball answer any questions you have. Call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372) or send them your question online at http://www.butterball.com/contact-us now through December.For more information, visit the ...

Speedy Suppers

Don’t think you have time to make a delicious meal for your busy family? Think again. With these handy tips and easy recipes, which call for just four ingredients each, you can get a satisfying supper on the table in no time. Use these tips to make meal prep easier during busy nights:Stock ...

Purchasing a Hot Water Heater

The water heater is the second biggest energy drain in the home behind the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system – also known as HVAC. Yet when it comes to understanding the requirements and specifications for water heaters, most homeowners don’t know the basics. According to GE, ...

Time-Saving Cleaning Tips

Who wants to spend all their time inside cleaning house, especially when summer is in full swing with fun and entertaining activities? To help you keep house cleaning manageable, while making time for the people and activities you most enjoy, here are some tips.Tips for saving time doing ...

Retirement Planning Tips

When it comes to planning for retirement, there are many factors to consider. For instance, when is the ideal time to retire? How much should you save and contribute annually? How do you know which type of retirement investments will fit your needs, goals and risk tolerance? “Retirement today ...

Road Trip Tips

With warm weather season in full swing, now is the time to start planning your fun family getaways. If you are concerned about affording it all, author and financial expert Farnoosh Torabi offers the following tips to help you have fun and save money on your next vacation.Bank on gas-saving ...

Canning, Preserving Tips

Home canning is a great way to preserve your favorite fruit, whether it’s from the farmers’ market or your own backyard. Just about any fruit can be canned.Here are some tips to help you make your canning experience successful:* Choose fresh, ripe, firm fruits. Underripe apples, for ...

Turn Trash into Treasures

Have you ever broken a glass or spilled something on your dining room chair? Who hasn’t? Life is full of “oops moments,” which is why Glad® ForceFlex® Black Bag has teamed up with the Picker Sisters – best friends and interior designers Tracy Hutson and Tanya McQueen – to celebrate ...

Save Money on Cleaning Supplies

According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor, the average consumer spends about $630 each year on household supplies. In fact, a recent study reveals that many Americans are letting their money go down the drain – literally – by spending too much on items like laundry detergent. In these tough ...

Tips for a Beautiful Yard

Think ahead with a good yard-care routine this year so you’ll have a backyard oasis through the year for entertaining or simply relaxing and enjoying the hazy, lazy days of summer with family and friends. There’s simply nothing that compares to running barefoot through lush green grass.Here ...

Spring Lawn and Landscape Tips

A beautiful landscape doesn’t happen on its own, but you can help your lawn, trees and shrubs get off to a healthy growing season with these tips.Clean Up: New spring growth can be hampered if it’s covered with debris. Clean out dead leaves, branches, trash or anything else that could ...

Cleaning Tips For Pet Owners

Pets add a lot of love and personality to a home, but they also add plenty that needs cleaning up. From slobbery chew toys to pet hair on the sofa, they definitely leave their mark on the home.Here are some simple tips for keeping things fresh and clean, for you and your pet.Pet toys. Wash ...