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Farm-Fresh Tomatillos (and Salsa Verde)

Autumn brings the final ripening of the garden, and tomatillos are at their sweetest-best as the vines begin to decline. Tomatillos, or “husk tomatoes,” are native to Mexico and have been cultivated since pre-Columbian times. A member of the nightshade family (Physalis), they … read more

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Lawn Mower

Do This Fall Yard Work Now to Reap Benefits Next Spring

Autumn is no time to ignore your lawn and landscape. There are still a few more things left on your to-do list. “What you do now will determine the quality of your family yard next spring and summer,” said Kris Kiser, president and … read more

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Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

4 Peanut-Powered Protein Recipes for Family Meals

Sitting down for a homemade meal may feel harder to come by these days, but recipes that are both nutritious and flavorful can help bring your loved ones together at the family table. From morning to night, these breakfast, dinner, side and dessert … read more

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Gen Z Students

Six Basic Financial Tips for Gen Z

As more states nationwide adopt laws requiring high schools to offer personal finance classes, a new survey suggests that generation Z is on board with the trend. Seventy-six percent of recent high school graduates agree personal finance education should be required, according to … read more

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Pet Rescue

Emergency Preparedness Tips to Help Ensure Pet Safety

Preparing for an emergency can be a challenge. When it comes to managing pet safety during an emergency, the unpredictable can make the preparation process even more difficult. Regardless of a pet’s size or demeanor, a disaster can take a toll on a … read more

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plant

How to Incorporate Plants and Flowers into Your home decorating

Gardening is one of the most popular hobbies in countries all over the world and with good reason. It adds a little bit of beauty to the planet, it’s great exercise and it brings life into the world. However, if you’re spending more … read more

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retirement

What to Expect from Retirement Communities of Today

Retirement communities of today feature best-in-class contemporary architecture with open layouts, clean lines and modern finishes with all the amenities one could imagine. A common trend is taking cues from surrounding areas, whether it be beautiful, lush greenery or vast desert landscape, and … read more

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car seat safety

7 Things You May Not Know About Your Child’s Safety in Cars

Parents and caregivers want to keep kids safe in the car, but keeping up with the latest recommendations can be tricky, especially as the children grow and their needs change. It’s sometimes hard to know if you’re doing everything you can to keep … read more

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