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Happy Thanksgiving week – some helpful tips!

Continuing our holiday meal cooking theme from the past few weeks, we are going to share some last-minute Thanksgiving meal fixes from the team at Cooking Light. Should you find yourself in a kitchen predicament come this Thursday afternoon! Mashed potatoes – Be careful not to over mash your potatoes.  The starch in the potatoes can quickly become stiff and glue like.  We are a … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving week – some helpful tips!

Controlling the spending this holiday season

It’s been a tough year financially for many who have lost their job or experienced a reduction in their pay.  And as much as we want to spread the joy this holiday season through gift giving during this emotional year, there is more concern about overspending this year as compared to the past. Here are some tips to keep your holiday spending in check. We … Continue reading Controlling the spending this holiday season

Reducing Thanksgiving calories without sacrificing

It’s so easy to overindulge on Thanksgiving.  And the extra calories we consume would be enough to nourish us for a week under normal circumstances.  So, what are a few things you can do to save calories without resorting to unfathomable measures like swapping your mashed potatoes for mashed cauliflower?  Read on… White meat instead of dark meat has 15% fewer calories Ditch the roll.  … Continue reading Reducing Thanksgiving calories without sacrificing

The changing face of travel

There is a lot of talk about HOW travel is going to change post pandemic.  One segment of travel that has taken a significant hit is business travel. For the month of April, one travel organization estimated that 92% of its members weren’t traveling domestically.  And that number climbed to 98% internationally.  Leisure travel, especially those destinations that are easily accessed by car, are the … Continue reading The changing face of travel

You will love this apple pie for the holidays

We continue our countdown to Thanksgiving with another one of our favorite pie recipes courtesy of Allrecipes.  If you like apple pie, then this one is a MUST.  The key to this recipe is making the liquid ahead of time and pouring over the apples prior to cooking. Opposed to letting the pie get hot enough in the oven that the liquid forms on its … Continue reading You will love this apple pie for the holidays

Still trying to decide? Better to rent or buy?

Should you rent or buy your next home?  It’s long been the debate for many.  Buying is a big financial investment.  But is it worth it?  Or is renting nothing more than throwing away good money?  Here are six points to consider when making this big decision. We have had many posts over the past few months discussing how it’s currently a good time buy … Continue reading Still trying to decide? Better to rent or buy?

Making the most of your weekends

Struggling to know what day it is?  Feel like all your days are bleeding together?  Are your weekends no longer the treasured jewel of the week?  Learn what you can do to make your weekends something you look forward to again! Working and schooling from home is causing day bleed.  You know…what day is it?  And when you are home seven days a week, weekends … Continue reading Making the most of your weekends

The harm of refilling plastic water bottles

We all know plastic water bottles are bad for the environment. And that we really should use eco-friendly bottles that are safe for us and good for the environment.  But we’ve all done it.  Used a plastic disposable water bottle and then refilled it several times in the vain attempt to be environmentally friendly.  But how many refills is too many? It turns out reusing … Continue reading The harm of refilling plastic water bottles

The truth about mask effectiveness on airplanes

We all know the pandemic hit the airline industry hard this year.  Fear of being in an enclosed space for hours with a potentially infected person next to you is real.  In June, airlines mandated masks with the hope of encouraging people to fly again.  But do masks in airplanes really work?  Studies say – YES! Various studies conducted appear to reach the same conclusion.  … Continue reading The truth about mask effectiveness on airplanes