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Patriot’s Day

Patriot’s Day

Hey there, history buffs and marathon enthusiasts!  Let’s dive into the fascinating world of Patriots’ Day, where tricorn hats meet running shoes. Hey there, history buffs and marathon enthusiasts!  Let’s dive into the fascinating world of Patriots’ Day, where tricorn...

5 Best St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in the US

5 Best St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in the US

St. Patrick’s Day, a vibrant and spirited holiday, invites everyone to embrace their inner Irishness. From parades to green rivers, the United States hosts some of the most memorable celebrations. Whether you’re of Irish descent or simply love donning green attire,...

5 Delightful Spring Decorating Ideas

5 Delightful Spring Decorating Ideas

These ideas will breathe new life into your space. Edible Vases and Pitchers: Get creative with your vases! Fill a pitcher or a vase with edible greens like Swiss Chard, Spinach, and Kale. Alternatively, try washed carrots with their tops—arranged alongside Kolari in...

Authentic Wiener Schnitzel Recipe

Authentic Wiener Schnitzel Recipe

Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 large eggs, well beaten 1/2 cup breadcrumbs Oil or lard, for frying 4 slices lemon, garnish il or lard, for frying 4 slices lemon, garnish Directions Grab everything you need. Put the cutlets in between some plastic wrap, and...

Mizeria (Polish Cucumbers in Sour Cream)

Mizeria (Polish Cucumbers in Sour Cream)

Ingredients For the Cucumbers: 1 large cucumber, with or without seeds, trimmed and peeled. 1/2 teaspoon fine salt, plus more to taste For the Dressing: 1/2 cup sour cream (You can substitute yogurt if you like) 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 2 teaspoons white vinegar,...

The Heat Pump Dryer: A Game-Changer for Laundry

The Heat Pump Dryer: A Game-Changer for Laundry

What Is a Heat Pump Dryer? A heat pump dryer is a cutting-edge appliance designed to revolutionize the way we dry our clothes. Unlike traditional vented dryers, which expel hot air outside, heat pump dryers recycle and reuse heat within the machine. Here’s how it...

RED VELVET CHEESECAKE BARS

RED VELVET CHEESECAKE BARS

MAKES: 32 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 BAR PREP: 25 MINS BAKE: 25 MINS 350°F CHILL: 4 HRS   INGREDIENTS: Nonstick cooking spray 8 ounces milk chocolate, chopped, or 1 ⅓ cups milk chocolate pieces 2 cups finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies (about 38 cookies) 2...

Easy Shepherd’s Pie!

Easy Shepherd’s Pie!

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Total Time: 65 minutes Servings: 4 servings Ingredients: One teaspoon salt (plus more to taste) Three large potatoes (about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds), peeled and quartered Eight tablespoons (1 stick) butter, divided One medium...

7 DIY Projects That Probably Need Permits

7 DIY Projects That Probably Need Permits

From experience, I can tell you that not getting a permit when you need one is costly.  Items that are not correctly permitted can lower your property value at the time of sale.  What buyer wants to buy something that may or may not have been done correctly. Take the...

NAR Predictions for 2024

NAR Predictions for 2024

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just whipped out their crystal ball and made some predictions for 2024. Brace yourselves! Existing-Home Sales: NAR’s magic 8-ball says we’re looking at 4.71 million existing-home sales next year. That’s a whopping 13.5% jump...

Mortgage Rate Predictions for 2024

Mortgage Rate Predictions for 2024

January and Beyond   Mortgage rate predictions are notoriously unreliable.  With that said, Mortgage rates went through a rough patch towards the end of 2023, but they might not change much in January.  However, there’s good news for homebuyers in 2024:...

Chicken Masala

Chicken Masala

Here's what you need to make this delicious chicken marsala recipe:   - 1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2 to 3) - 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper - 1 tsp. Italian seasoning - 2 tsp. kosher salt, divided - 1/2 c. all-purpose flour - 4 tbsp....

Interior Design Trends for 2024

Interior Design Trends for 2024

Wall Sculptures   According to designer Tara McCauley, wall-mounted sculptures offer much depth and dimension compared to prints behind glass that can feel flat. She likes to mix artwork in various finishes, textures, and shapes. Tara also notes that creating an...

Homemade No Knead Bread

Homemade No Knead Bread

Here’s a recipe for homemade crusty bread that’s easy to make and tastes amazing!  Ingredients: 3 1/4 cups (425 grams) all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons fine sea salt 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast 1 1/2 cups warm water (about 110°F) Instructions:   Mix the dough....