Cooking & Cleaning Special Days & Recipes

Special Days & Recipes

Keeping Kids Safe on Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. My kids do all the hard work of dressing up and hitting up the neighbors for candy and I get to benefit for weeks...

Fall Pumpkin Recipes

When I think of fall, I think about pumpkins. Forget the fall leaves, the cold air that comes with the season, pumpkins are on my mind, including fall food recipes. I love pumpkin pie,...

50 Shades of Grey Foods

Have you read the trilogy "50 Shades of Grey" and noticed that there are quite a few food references. Not really? Well, if you didn't notice a lot of food being tossed around, here...

3 Simple Father’s Day Gift Ideas

I'm sure dad has plenty of ties of every color in the closet that could last him through the next few years. So how about changing things up and give him something that is...

Unique Twists to Memorial Day Parties

Memorial Day has been deemed the official day to the start of summer. The time when pools start to open, everyone is starting to plan their vacations and the kids are counting down the...

Easy March Madness Snacks!

March Madness!! The month that all basketball fans gather around the big screen TV in hopes that their team will make the Final Four and be the winner of the tournament. That is just...
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4 Soup Recipes to Keep You Warm This Winter

Brrrrr. I am definitely not a fan of winter. When the cold temperatures arrive, I rather stay warm in the house and not venture out unless it's necessary, enjoying a little bit of comfort...
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3 Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Party Recipes

Happy New Year's Eve, everyone! It's just a few hours from the start of a new year and I'm excited, aren't you? It's time to think about those resolutions that you are hoping to...
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Hurry! 3 Last-Minute Christmas Eve Appetizers

From the Christmas hustle and bustle of trying to remember what gifts to purchase for who, getting your decorations up around your home, and hosting or attending Christmas eve parties, there is always one...
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Holiday Gift Guide: 6 Ideas For the Man in Your Life

Shopping for men, in my opinion, can be one of the hardest things to do. Let’s be honest: Their clothes aren’t as fun to shop for and then there’s that weird hobby (habit, collection,...
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Pumpkin Pickles: Push Aside the Classic Pumpkin Pie for This Recipe

Pumpkin pickles? Yes, I can see you wrinkling up your nose at the thought of it. I used to as well, but this could be the next best thing to sliced pumpkin pie. Bonus:...

Crème Brulee French Toast: Something Different for Vanilla Custard Day!

When you think of crème brulee, you may picture a custard dessert served in a ramekin bowl and topped with caramelized sugar. This is an easy dessert to make that consist of traditional ingredients...

Try A Pizza Panini for Panini Month! (It’s Not A Panini Pizza)

We’re so excited that August is National Panini Month that we spent half the month researching recipes. The Panini is truly the perfect sandwich because really, anything goes. The only thing that differentiates the...

Celebrate Lemon Meringue Pie Day with Lemon Meringue Cake!

Lemon meringue pie… What a classic--and certainly deserving of its own special day. Known today as an all-American dessert, lemon meringue pie has a rich taste—and history! Lemon flavorings date back to Medieval times,...

Goat Cheese Stuffed Lamb Burgers Are Here to Mix Things Up!

Celebrating goat cheese sounds like a no-brainer to us. The firmness that softens with heat but doesn’t quite melt, the slightly tart flavor—not to mention the health benefits. But, something like cheese made with...

Striped Orange Creamsicles–Because Creamsicle Day Is In Summer!

The thing about the Creamsicle is that it's solid. You know what we mean, right? It's just always there for you. It's not going to change up its flavors and run out of stock...

Vanilla and Raspberry Bombe Just Happens to Be the Bomb!

We're pretty sure that this is the end of the Raspberry Days that take over August. We're not complaining, though. At least all of these national holidays make some kind of sense. Raspberries are...

Customize Your Toasted Almond Bar for National Toasted Almond Bar Day!

Cereal bars, granola bars, snack bars - whatever you call them they are a versatile and delicious snack.  August 12th, 2013 is National Toasted Almond Bar Day.  Celebrate by spending some time with your...

S’mores Day Means S’more Ice Cream Pie!

What could be more quintessentially summer than a s’more? Or ice cream, for that matter? We have the answer: combining them. Yes, it’s true—we’ve known the hidden secrets of nature this whole time--or at...

Cheesecake Rice Pudding Recipe! Chocolate Rice Pudding Recipe!

Rice pudding: you either love it or you hate it. It isn’t a dessert with the popularity of ice cream or pie, but it does have the versatility to be sweet or savory. In...

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