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    5 safety tips for the grilling season

    (BPT) - Summer is here. That means you'll get a lot more use out of your shorts, your flip flops and of course, your grill. According to Cargill's recent Feed4Thought survey, 72 percent of Americans grill and 41 percent grill at least once a week.

  • Food Recipes Entertaining

    Food for Family Gatherings

    (Family Features) Family gatherings like reunions, picnics and potlucks can bring fun, the chance to reunite with family and, of course, food and celebration.

  • Food Recipes Entertaining

    Simple, Healthy Snacks and Sandwiches

    (Family Features) Quick and easy meals can be hard to come by, especially ones that don’t sacrifice flavor. You don’t have to eat bland foods to provide your family a healthy and hearty, nutrient-filled diet. Some creative and convenient options can serve as the starting point for an on-the-go snack or a full-blown meal.

Monday 04/30/2018
5 Stand-Out Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Updated: May 25, 2018 - 1:41 pm

(StatePoint) Need a Mother’s Day gift that truly shines? Take these fun and practical ideas into consideration.

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Wednesday 01/31/2018
5 Creative Gift Ideas for Your Valentine
Updated: February 01, 2018 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) Looking to surprise your loved one this Valentine’s Day with something a bit different? Check out these five creative gift ideas that will help make the day special.

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Wednesday 12/06/2017
Fun Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids Exploring Math, Science, Art and More
Updated: December 07, 2017 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) When shopping for children this holiday season, remember that the best gifts will pull double-duty and be not only fun, but educational too.

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Thursday 11/30/2017
Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas
Updated: December 01, 2017 - 1:37 am

(StatePoint) Holiday shopping can be a source of stress for anyone, but particularly for procrastinators. Need some last-minute gift ideas? Think about readily accessible, yet thoughtful items that don’t require a lengthy shipping process.

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Tuesday 11/28/2017
How to Find the Ideal Holiday Gift for Her
Updated: November 29, 2017 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) A holiday gift is much more than a simple present. It’s a reflection of the relationship being celebrated. While finding the perfect gift may seem intimidating, it doesn’t have to be.

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Monday 11/13/2017
Coffee Table Books for Holiday Gift-Giving
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) While book lovers sometimes turn to digital for their literature fix, when it comes to coffee table books, print rules. Coffee table books are not only sources of knowledge, but also high impact art statements. For this reason, they make great holiday gifts.

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Thursday 11/09/2017
Gift and Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Those with Active Hobbies
Updated: November 10, 2017 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) It’s the gift-giving season and rather than give generic presents to everyone you love, consider thoughtful items that will make their lives easier and hobbies more fulfilling.

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Wednesday 11/08/2017
STEAM Books Make Great Gifts for Kids This Holiday Season
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 12:28 pm

(StatePoint) Add joy to the holiday season with exciting books for kids. Think about choices focusing on STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) that encourage the pursuit for knowledge and offer opportunities for immersive, learning experiences.

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Great Ideas for Holiday Gifts that Keep on Giving
Updated: December 09, 2017 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) The holidays come and go so quickly, and while many tokens of love and friendship are enjoyed and then forgotten, this year, consider items that make a more lasting impact.

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Wednesday 09/13/2017
Children’s Gifts that Combine Fun and Learning
Updated: September 14, 2017 - 1:38 am

(StatePoint) Shopping for a toddler? Whatever the occasion, the best ways to maximize fun are with gifts that inspire the imagination and help kids learn.

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Monday 05/21/2018
Wine Pairing Tips for Summer Fun
Updated: May 25, 2018 - 1:42 pm

(NewsUSA) - The thought of pairing a wine with food can intimidate a lot of people. How do you decide what food to pair with a wine? What flavors are you looking for? Why does wine pairing even matter?

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Summertime Boating Safety Tips for Families
Updated: May 25, 2018 - 1:41 pm

(NewsUSA) - As summer approaches, many families look forward to more time on the water together.

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Tuesday 05/15/2018
Summer Boating Tips for Safe Fun in The Sun
Updated: May 25, 2018 - 1:41 pm

(NewsUSA) - Summer weather is finally here, and with it comes more time spent on the water. For boaters in particular, warmer temperatures and sunny skies mean more opportunities to bring family and friends along for the ride.

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Wednesday 04/04/2018
Must-Haves for Summer Pool and Beach Parties
Updated: April 05, 2018 - 1:35 am

(State Point) Summer days are all about sun and fun. Here are some tips and accessories to make sure your days spent at the beach, pool or lake are picture-perfect for posting on social media.

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Monday 02/12/2018
5 simple steps to extend the life of Valentine's Day flowers
Posted: February 12, 2018

(BPT) - Your day is feeling dreary until the doorbell rings. Who could it be? It's a surprise delivery full of beautiful blooms that instantly brings a smile to your face. Whether for Valentine's Day or any celebration, flowers always make someone feel special.

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Thursday 01/18/2018
4 Tips for Cutting Your Home Energy Bills Even in Winter
Updated: January 18, 2018 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF - You know it's cold when it snows in Florida.

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Tuesday 01/16/2018
Make your chip and dip a little more hip
Updated: January 24, 2018 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Savvy hosts and hostesses know that the keys to a successful soiree are a room filled with laughter and delicious treats served. If you’re hosting a special event with friends and family, impress and delight your guests with fresh, new takes on the classics.

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Monday 01/08/2018
5 tips for speed cleaning your home
Updated: January 10, 2018 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - What is one of the biggest sources of stress? It’s cleaning on a deadline, especially when guests are on their way.

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Tuesday 12/26/2017
Party on, America! 5 fun facts about New Year's 2018
Posted: December 26, 2017

(BPT) - For people around the world, New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate the joys of the past 365 days while looking forward to the fun year ahead!

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Monday 12/18/2017
8 clever homemade gifts for everyone on your holiday list
Posted: December 18, 2017

(BPT) - During the holidays, there’s nothing that conjures the love and coziness of the season quite like a homemade gift. Check out how Ball® Jars can help you pull together thoughtful DIY gifts at home that will delight everyone on your list!

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Thursday 05/24/2018
5 safety tips for the grilling season
Updated: May 25, 2018 - 1:41 pm

(BPT) - Summer is here. That means you'll get a lot more use out of your shorts, your flip flops and of course, your grill. According to Cargill's recent Feed4Thought survey, 72 percent of Americans grill and 41 percent grill at least once a week.

more »
Tuesday 05/22/2018
Food for Family Gatherings
Updated: May 25, 2018 - 1:41 pm

(Family Features) Family gatherings like reunions, picnics and potlucks can bring fun, the chance to reunite with family and, of course, food and celebration.

more »
Simple, Healthy Snacks and Sandwiches
Updated: May 25, 2018 - 1:41 pm

(Family Features) Quick and easy meals can be hard to come by, especially ones that don’t sacrifice flavor. You don’t have to eat bland foods to provide your family a healthy and hearty, nutrient-filled diet. Some creative and convenient options can serve as the starting point for an on-the-go snack or a full-blown meal.

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Find Picnic Perfection with Nutritious Seafood
Updated: May 25, 2018 - 1:41 pm

(Family Features) From the trees to the breeze, picnics are a fun way your family can soak up the sunshine while enjoying a delicious and nutritious meal together.

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Dads Want Steak
Updated: May 25, 2018 - 1:41 pm

Give your dad the best for Father’s Day

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Festive Fiesta Flavors
Updated: May 25, 2018 - 1:41 pm

Serve up some spice with fun party dishes

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Must-Have Recipes for Your Summer Soirees
Updated: May 25, 2018 - 1:41 pm

(Family Features) Summer is all about enjoying the warm weather with family and friends, but even with the longer summer days, the season can feel short for many. That’s why it’s important to make the most of summer by maximizing your fun in the sun with some of the best memories being made while entertaining al fresco.

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5 Tips to Meal Prep Like a Pro
Updated: May 25, 2018 - 1:41 pm

(Family Features) Dinner can be a daunting task for any family with multiple mouths to feed. Factor in complex schedules and individual tastes, and a family meal can become a stressful thought for home cooks.

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Savoring Salad Season
Updated: May 25, 2018 - 1:41 pm

(Family Features) Even though salads can be enjoyed year-round, the warmer months signal salad season for some fans of al fresco dining. Barbecues, family reunions, picnics, potlucks, block parties, pool parties or simple family dinners are a few reasons to savor the season, and all are ideal occasions to serve a salad.

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5 delicious recipes to enjoy while watching the 2018 Stanley Cup® Playoffs
Updated: May 25, 2018 - 1:41 pm

(BPT) - Calling all hockey fans! With the 2018 Stanley Cup® Playoffs in full-swing, feed your friends, family and teammates with these delicious recipes, courtesy of Kraft Hockeyville™ USA and this year’s winner — Clinton, NY. As Kraft Hockeyville™ USA, Clinton, NY, has been awarded the opportunity to host an NHL® Preseason game and receive $150,000 in rink upgrades.

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