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Dec 05 2014

5 Tips for Holiday Shopping on a Budget

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December 5, 2014



















'Tis the season for empty wallets! The holidays are certainly a time when we tend to drain our bank accounts shopping for the perfect gifts. Here are five tips to help you shop this season on a budget!

1. Make a list! Don't go to the mall blindly. Make sure you have a list of people to shop for and budget how much you want to spend on each person. Cross off people's names as you purchase their gifts.

2. Buy children something they want, need and something to read! Instead of going overboard with toys and clothes, ask your children to come up with one gift they really want. Supplement that with an item they really need and then finally something...

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Nov 24 2014

5 Thanksgiving Traditions to Start This Year

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November 24, 2014
















Interested in starting some Thanksgiving traditions with your family and friends? Here's a list of five great ways to make memories this turkey day.

1. Have every person at your dinner table write down one positive thing about each person in the room. Throw all of the answers into a bowl and read your own compliments aloud. This game will be sure to make everyone smile.

2. Have an award ceremony! Make everyone vote and hand out ribbons to the winners. Ideas for achievements could include "the best pie," "the biggest eater," "best dish washer" etc.

3. Watch a certain movie after dinner. Gather the family and friends around the TV after dessert and...

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Nov 18 2014

How to Choose and Thaw Your Thanksgiving Turkey

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November 18, 2014














Thanksgiving is almost here and if you're hosting, you have a lot on your plate (literally!)
Choosing the right turkey is one of the most important parts of Thanksgiving prep along with thawing it. Don't worry, we have you covered! Here's how to tackle these tasks the best way possible.

1. Think about size. Count how many guests you are going to have and then allow for 1 to 1 1/2 lbs per guest. This will ensure you have plenty to eat and some leftovers too!

2. Choose fresh or frozen. If you are buying your turkey soon before Thanksgiving you can purchase a fresh one (although it will cost you more.) If you want to be prepared well-ahead of time, pick...

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Nov 11 2014

5 Tips for Cooking in a Crock Pot

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November 11, 2014





















The weather is cooling down and it's the perfect time of year to bust out the crock pot and make some comfort food! We've all used a crock pot for convenience-cooking, but here are some tips to bring your meals to the next level.

1. Make sure you are using the right size crock pot. Most recipes will tell you the size of the slow cooker you should be using when preparing a specific meal. Using the right size crock pot will ensure your food is cooked properly.

2. Try not to overfill. If a recipe says a meal will be ready in 4 hours in your slow cooker, try not to over fill or add too many extra ingredients so you can be sure your meal is done on...

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