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Gardening couple Joyce Nereaux Moore and Gerald Moore explain a few simple lessons in backyard gardening. We're also sharing tips for creating your own container garden and garden plans for any yard. Now that spring has arrived, get our gardening tips, inspiration, and advice to so you can make the most of the growing season-no matter your skill level!
What are you planting this season?
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While we all know this is the time of the year to wash the windows and dust those hard-to-reach places, there are other ways to get ready for spring...and they don't involve cleaning at all! Be sure to add these simple tasks to your to-do list, and then you'll really be set for the sunshine ahead.Read More »from Non-Cleaning Ways to Prep for Spring
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If you love colorful springtime flowers and garden-fresh summer veggies but simply don't have the yard space to plant them, no problem! Container gardens are the perfect way to grow your favorite plants. Try these additional tips when planting your own.Read More »from How to Have a Garden Without a Yard
1. Get Rooted
2. Choose Your Colors and stick to it; repeat shapes, colors, and textures; mix plants with different characteristics.
3. Find Joy in Variety 4. Showcase Plants
These delicious veggies and herbs double as gorgeous garden plants. Get ideas for your spring garden.Read More »from What to Plant Now
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- Country Living | Shine Food – Wed, Mar 10, 2010 8:25 PM EST
Package extra pancakes and waffles as single servings in airtight plastic bags and freeze. When you need a quick breakfast, just reheat the frozen treats in your toaster.
Try These Brunch Recipes Including Pumpkin-Ginger Waffles and Blueberry Pancakes
Turn leftover mashed potatoes into croquettes: Form cold mashed potatoes into little balls, dip in beaten egg, coat in bread crumbs, and sauté or deep-fry. You can also mix in crabmeat or salmon.
Want to Impress Your Guests? Make These Great Appetizer Recipes
If you've cooked more rice than you can eat, try one of these three tasty options. You can make rice pudding by adding butter, cinnamon, sugar, and milk; create fried rice by sautéing with a beaten egg, soy sauce, and sliced green onion; or toss with slivered almonds and raisins for a Middle Eastern-inspired pilaf.
- Package extra pancakes and waffles as single servings in airtight plastic bags and freeze. When you need a quick breakfast, just reheat the frozen treats in your toaster.
We have the best intentions when grocery shopping, but life-and shelf life-can easily get in the way, leaving us with a refrigerator full of overripe or just plain rotten food. Try these helpful tricks to get the most out of your food.Read More »from 7 Tips for Keeping Foods Fresh
1. Revive day-old muffins by sprinkling with water, placing them in a paper bag, and popping the whole thing in the oven for five to 10 minutes, which will create steam and restore moisture.
Get ideas for delicious muffins and other breads.
2. Refresh flat champagne or sparkling wine with a couple raisins in the bottle; the natural sugars will bring back the bubbles.
If you still don't want to drink your champagne, use it in a recipe. We like these Champagne-Dipped Strawberry Brochettes over Chocolate Sauce.
3. Freeze your cheese! Put leftover cheese back in its original package and wrap it tightly in plastic before putting it in the freezer. Pull it out to defrost the day before your next party, and you're good to go.
Learn about the art of making fine
Though you don't need an excuse to throw a party, this Sunday's Academy Awards Show is a good one. Since time is short, we've compiled some tips for putting together an impromptu, yet stylish, gathering.Read More »from Plan a Splendid Oscar Soiree, at the Last Minute
Keep It Simple
Since the focus is on the watching of the show, foods should be satisfying and yet easy to prepare, serve, and eat. That means lots of appetizers elegantly displayed, in order to keep with the opulence of evening and allow guests to nibble in between awards.
Find ideas for delicious appetizers.
One for All Desserts
Easy, individualized desserts make it easy for guests to indulge without missing a minute of the show. Whoopie pies are pretty and fun, with atangy flavor. Top them with confectioners' sugar and a compote of frozen berries mixed with sugar to taste and a splash of ginger liqueur. Or, to save time, skip the step for making the cream and instead sandwich softened ice cream between the cakes.
Craving more? Check out our desserts to satisfy every sweet tooth.