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Warm, Comforting Braises
Similar to a stew, a braise is a slow-cooked dish that makes the most of tough cuts of meat and poultry and produces a lovely, rich pan sauce. The braise may or may not contain vegetables although vegetables can be braised on their own, too (think brai

 

No More Dry Skin!
Cold, snow and dry heat all rob your skin of its natural moisture. There are any number of ways to keep it from drying out. Here are some of the best.

 

Home Warm Home
Five old-school ideas for staying warm in your house or apartment this winter. They may be low tech, but they work!

 

Arranging Winter Flowers
Fresh flowers brighten a room and at no time is this truer than in the dark of winter. Your dining table or living room coffee table will look lovely with a floral arrangement that you put together yourself. 

 

7 Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter

While colds and even mild flu are expected during the cold months to come, parents worry about keeping their kids as healthy as they can. With a few commonsense precautions, you and your family can avoid misery this winter.


 

Snowmen and Beyond

A generous snowfall can mean family fun. Look beyond the traffic nightmares and back-breaking shoveling and take some time to enjoy the white stuff piled up outside your door -- and the kids!


 

The Heat Is On!
For those of us who live in single-family homes, the furnace is a responsibility we cannot ignore. It’s a good idea to make sure it’s in good working order before the temperature plummets and we depend on it for our general well being and comfort.

 

Fall Is Here! Are You Ready?
Even if you expect a mild winter, take time now--while it's still warm--to tackle those chores that will keep your house safe and sound no matter how wildly the wind blows!

 

To Store Patio Furniture
Before the winter winds howl, put away the patio and porch furniture. Any that you leave out will fall victim to the harsh elements and could need some serious repair work come spring.

 

Time to Bring Plants Indoors
When the spring sunshine beckons, we carry our houseplants outside to live on the deck or patio all summer. Don't forget about these good friends when the days get cooler.

 

Seven Practical Tips for a Successful Winter Vacation
Most people go south or north in the wintertime when they vacation. In other words, they plan a trip to the sun or the slopes. In either case, sensible advance planning from home is key for a good time.

 

The Zoo in Winter
If you never made it to the zoo last summer, how about going now? School holidays or winter weekends are perfect times to make the trip.

 

Seven Practical Tips for a Successful Winter Vacation
Most people go south or north in the wintertime when they vacation. In other words, they plan a trip to the sun or the slopes. In either case, sensible advance planning from home is key for a good time.

 

Late Winter Brunch

By this time of year, winter is waning and everyone is looking forward to spring. But icy winds still blow and the ground is still too frozen for weekend gardeners to tackle. So, how about brunch?


 

Seven Practical Tips for a Successful Winter Vacation
Most people go south or north in the wintertime when they vacation. In other words, they plan a trip to the sun or the slopes. In either case, sensible advance planning from home is key for a good time.

 

The Heat Is On!
For those of us who live in single-family homes, the furnace is a responsibility we cannot ignore. It’s a good idea to make sure it’s in good working order before the temperature plummets and we depend on it for our general well being and comfort.

 

To Cut Back, Or Not?

Cutting back the garden in the fall is a good idea -- but not for all shrubbery and plants. Know which to trim and which to leave alone.


 








 
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