Category Archives: Food & Drink

Making the Perfect Ham for the Holidays

A carved ham sitting on a table during the holidays.

The holiday season is the time for many festive events, but they all have something in common: food! One staple holiday food this season is the ham, and it’s easy to see why. Filling, versatile, and just plain delicious, this food will be a favorite for a Christmas dinner, a New Year’s party, or any other festivity.

Making the perfect ham is challenging, which is why we’re here to help. So, let’s help you create a meal that everyone will love.

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Last Minute Holiday Recipes to Save the Day

A group of friends celebrating the holiday season with food.

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and of course, delicious food. If you’re like most people, you might be scrambling at the last minute to come up with some new recipe ideas. Never fear – we’ve got you covered!

In this article, we will share 25 recipes that will save your holiday feast. From sweet treats to savory dishes, there is something for everyone. So, relax and enjoy the holidays – let us take care of the brainstorming!

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Small Appliances for a First Apartment

A collection of appliances on a counter.

Moving into your first apartment is not an easy task. You need to keep track of so many things that you’re practically guaranteed to forget some of them. Don’t worry, though. We are here to take some of that load off. We’ve made a comprehensive list of home appliances you need for your first apartment. We’ll tell you what to buy and why.

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Cost-Effective Entertaining Tips

A group getting together in the kitchen, one of the most cost-effective entertaining options.

Entertaining is a rite of passage for any household in the spring and summertime. Between the official holidays and the nights you simply want to relax with friends and family, throwing a party can get a little pricey. If you’re hoping to make the most of the warmer weather this year without breaking the bank, here are some cost-effective entertaining tips to get you through the planning process.

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Things You Should Know Before Moving to Miami

The Miami skyline at night.

Miami is an energetic, vibrant city full of fascinating art, fantastic food, and diverse cultures. Whether you’re drawn to this Florida city for its outdoor attractions or its party scene, there’s so much to experience that you’ll find it hard to be bored!

There are many reasons for moving to this city, so let’s look at what you should expect, and how you can best prepare for this process. Before you pack up your moving truck and high tail it to Miami, here’s what you need to know.

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How to Assemble the Perfect Herb Garden

An outdoor herb garden.

An herb garden is a perfect way to exercise your green thumb and produce a delicious product that can be used in virtually any dish you cook. There are a few decisions you’ll need to work through before getting started, such as whether you want to plant the garden indoors or outdoors. Then you can decide on the herbs and learn how to care for them. If it sounds like a lot, don’t worry, herbs are one of the easiest things to grow. Plus, we’ve broken down everything you need to know right here!

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Stove Shopping: Gas vs. Electric

A kitchen with a new stove next to blue cabinets.

As any homeowner will tell you, there’s more to a home than meets the eye. One decision on the horizon is choosing between gas and electric. If appliance choices have got you feeling the heat, know that it’s easier than you think. Here are a few pointers on choosing the right stove for your needs.

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5 Sensational End-Of-Summer Cocktail & Mocktail Recipes

Three ladies toasting with their cocktails for the end of summer.

Nothing says summer like the perfect beverage. Why settle for boring seltzers or the same old beer when you can impress your guests by cooling them off with a creative cocktail or mocktail? Get your end-of-summer parties started with these easy to make recipes for drinks like mojitos, martinis, and more.

Prep Work

Before you get started, it is helpful to have a few supplies on hand. Start your mixology sessions by making sure you have a cocktail shaker and muddle. These utensils seem a little over-the-top, but they allow you to make cocktails faster and easier. When you are choosing your shaker and muddle, think about how easy they are for you to use, clean, and how many drinks you plan to make at once.

You should also keep simple ingredients around like lemons, limes, and simple syrup. Cocktails and mocktails are often better with a unique twist. Think about keeping flavored syrups and fresh herbs to add in too.

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