Set the Perfect Table for Spring

 

Spring has sprung and it’s time to prepare for some special holidays. Whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day, Passover, Easter or any spring occasion, I’ve got some great ideas for you to set a gorgeous table for every party.

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6 Dorm-Inspired Decorating Tips

 

6 Dorm-Inspired Decorating Tips

 

Take some tips from your aspiring scholars and try these 6 dorm-inspired ideas for creative and inexpensive storage and decorating solutions. Even if your college years are long gone, you can still benefit from the practical solutions inspired by the small quarters on campus.

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7 Options to Step Outside the Usual Lunch Box

 

7 Options to Step Outside the Usual Lunch Box

 

Back to school means lots of things for parents: checking homework, school supply shopping … and the dreaded nightly packing of the lunch. Nothing’s more frustrating than spending loving time preparing a nurturing, nutritious meal, than to find it at the end of the day, mushed, mashed and totally rejected. This school year, think outside the lunchbox and pack a brown bag that’ll blow them away.

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Tips for Shipping & Transporting Food

 

Tips for Shipping & Transporting Food

 

From transporting hearty meals for potluck parties to mailing homemade goodies to out of town friends, the holidays are a time that keep us constantly sending our treats on the road. Problem is, not many people have sticky spills or crushed cookies on their wish list this year. I’d like to share with you some great tips on shipping and transporting goods to make sure your dishes arrive as in tact and fresh as when you sent them out.Between potluck events at the office, homemade treats as presents for teachers and neighbors, and helping the host by “bringing a dish,” the holidays are a time for constantly making, baking, and taking our treats on the road.

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Treat Yourself with a New Kitchen Toy

 

Treat Yourself with a New Kitchen Toy

 

You know who deserves a gift this year? You do! With all the hosting and attending parties, baking and cooking, shopping and wrapping you’ve got ahead of you, why not treat yourself to that long-coveted kitchen gadget you’ve had your eye on to save you some time and sanity this holiday season and beyond.

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5 Ways to Fend Off the Freshman 15

 

5 Ways to Fend Off the Freshman 15

 

Finally! Your first year of college: freedom, new faces, fun adventures … and if you’re not careful, the unfortunate “freshman 15”. That’s the extra pounds lots of first year students pack on thanks to dining hall buffets, midnight pizza delivery and junk-food fueled cram sessions. What’s worse? Those bad eating habits, if left unchecked, can stick with you throughout college and beyond.

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Non-Drinkers Like Tiny Umbrellas, Too!

 

Non-Drinkers Like Tiny Umbrellas, Too!

 

When summer’s here, it’s time for sand, sun, backyard pool parties and a frosty frozen cocktail. But what about those people who don’t drink alcohol? Don’t they deserve festive drinks too? Whether your guest list has a mommy-to-be or people who don’t partake, I’ve got a great way for you to make them be a part of the tiny umbrella fun.

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Recipe-Free: Vinaigrette

 

Recipe-Free: Vinaigrette

 

You know, the easiest and most convenient way to get more greens into your diet is with a big, hearty leaf-y-licious salad. Though, the store-bought creamy, fatty salad dressings we sometimes pour on top of our veggie pile, almost defeats the purpose. So, I want to share with you a great no-recipe recipe for a healthier vinaigrette you can make from stuff you’ve already got in your cabinets at home.

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Recipe-Free: Pasta Salad

 

Recipe-Free: Pasta Salad

 

It’s always good to have a few “no-recipe” recipes under your belt for easy weeknight meals you don’t have to think about. This simple pasta salad is great for using up any veggies you have in the fridge, and it’s perfect as a tasty side or light lunch.

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What to Take to the Party

 

What to Take to the Party

 

You never want to show up to an event empty handed and a bottle of wine is always an appropriate host gift, but what about making a fun dish to step up your game a little? Don’t worry about not being a gourmet cook. With these ideas for easy to make recipes for a variety of occasions, you’ll look like a total pro.

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Make a Kitchen Resolution for the New Year

 

Make a Kitchen Resolution for the New Year

 

The New Year is the perfect time for you to turn over a new leaf in your kitchen. Whether your pantry’s a cluttered mess, you’ve got a load of useful gadgets that never get used, or you’ve been putting off things like repainting the walls or adding new spices & techniques to your cooking repertoire, a kitchen resolution is the ideal excuse to finally make it happen.

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Find a Use for Your Flutes

 

Find a Use for Your Flutes

 

Don’t save your fancy flutes for super special occasions only. You can enjoy using them any time as a fun way to make any event a little more memorable.

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