Monthly Archives: August 2012

Don’t knock it until you try it – this Mayonnaise Cake Recipe is actually quite delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla
  • 3 Tbl Cocoa
  • 2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Hot Water
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Looking for a new way to cook Brussels Sprouts? This savory-sweet Brussels Sprouts recipe combines bacon, apples and almonds to shredded Brussels Sprouts to transform the vegetable into a deliciously new side dish.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound of bacon
  • 2 Tbls bacon grease or butter
  • 2 Tbls Apple juice or Apple sauce
  • 1 pound shredded Brussels Sprouts
  • 1/2 cup of dried apples
  • 1/2 cup of slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup of Sweet-and-Sour Salad Dressing (Poppyseed also works well)
  • Salt
  • Pepper

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This tangy Orange pie recipe is a great dessert in the summertime.

Ingredients

  • 2 small or 1 large can of mandarin oranges (you can use fresh oranges also)
  • 1 large package of vanilla pudding
  • 1 (8-inch) graham cracker pie crust

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Deck Cleaning

Use These Simple Steps to Clean Your Deck

One of the toughest things about deck cleaning is figuring out which weekend to do it. You don’t want it too hot or too cold, so you should have your supplies ready for when the weather cooperates. Spring is a perfect time to clean your deck and get your backyard ready for some outdoor entertaining. (more…)

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Spring Cleaning Checklist - Clean a Kitchen

Helpful Hints on How to Easily (& Thoroughly) Clean a Kitchen

The first thing you need to remember when it comes to spring cleaning is that you’re probably not going to get all of your spring cleaning done in one weekend – or two for that matter. It will be far less overwhelming and less stressful if you tackle your spring cleaning one room at a time. Before your first spring cleaning weekend approaches, you’ll want to get some critical supplies, so we’ve put together this easy-to-use spring cleaning checklist: (more…)

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Halloween Party Ideas for Kids Outdoor

Put Some Spirit in Your Yard with These Kid-Friendly Outdoor Halloween Decorations

When you’re planning a Halloween party for kids, you want to make sure the decorations that you’re going to be using will be age-appropriate. To make it easier for you, we’ve put together some creative outdoor décor ideas for your Halloween party that should be fun for kids of all ages. (more…)

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Halloween Party Ideas for Kids Indoor

Of course the first place to start when gathering your indoor Halloween party ideas for kids is with the pumpkins. You can either carve some Halloween Sayings or fun character faces into your pumpkin or you can just draw them on with a permanent marker. If you choose to carve your pumpkin, you’ll need to clean it out by removing all of the insides, including the seeds, which you can later cook and make toasted pumpkin seeds. (more…)

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Halloween Party Ideas for Adults Outdoor

If you’re going to leave your lights on remove the regular bulbs from your outside lights, porch lights or driveway lights and replace them with red or purple lights. For more ideas on how to light an adult party, check out our article on Lighting Ideas for Halloween Decorations. (more…)

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Halloween Party Ideas for Adults Indoor

Ghoul-Out Your Home with These Simple Indoor Halloween Party Decorations

Before you begin shopping for your fun and creative indoor Halloween party ideas for adults, you should pick up your basic Halloween decorations that you can get at just about any Halloween store or online: (more…)

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Guest Room Furniture

Preparing for Holiday Guests is Easy with These Unique Guest Room Furniture Pieces

Your to-do list is already crammed for the holiday season, and preparing for holiday guests usually turns into about 23 additional to-dos that have to get done quickly. So to make this season easier on you, we’ve compiled a list of must-have guest room furniture pieces that will get your room ready in no time. It goes without saying that you want your guests to have the most comfortable guest room imaginable. By just adding a few simple touches, you’ll ensure your guests will come back for holidays to come. (more…)

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