Spruce Up Your Interior Living Spaces

(Family Features) The changing of seasons provides a perfect opportunity for many homeowners to refresh their living spaces and tackle projects on their to-do lists. However, that shouldn’t mean limiting yourself to standard chores like cleaning, disinfecting and reorganizing. It’s an ideal time to make functional and aesthetic updates to your home, including surfaces in oft-used rooms like kitchens and bathrooms. From countertops to closets, Wilsonart, a world-class innovator of next generation engineered surfaces, manufactures and distributes high pressure laminate, quartz, solid surface, coordinated thermally fused laminate, edgebanding and other decorative, engineered surface options. Infusing style from nature, the full …

Amazing Appliances

As with many other design trends, 2022 is shaping up to be the year of shifting focus and simplicity. For appliances this means function, easier maintenance, more storage, and amenities. Trends this year range from simple upgrades to specialty items, all with the purpose of making the kitchen the nicest of the most used areas of the home. Our experts point out that there’s a focus on technology and multipurpose. Think in terms of use, how, how often, and what the appliance will be used rather than what will simply serve the basic function. Our experts encourage homeowners to look …

Make the Most of Your Money with Family-Friendly Meals

(Family Features) It can be hard to ignore the rising costs of food, gas and other basic household items. Many families are especially feeling the burden of inflation at the grocery store. However, you can make your hard-earned dollars stretch a little further at the supermarket and put delicious, nutritious meals on the table with these cost-saving tips from Healthy Family Project and by looking for the Produce for Kids logo in your local produce department. These produce companies give back to local communities and support nutrition education and information sharing. Plan your meals. Making a plan for what meals …

7 On Trend Kitchen Upgrades

(Family Features) Designers from coast to coast are cooking up fresh ideas for kitchen upgrades. This year’s hottest trends bring numerous fresh aesthetic approaches while functionality also plays a leading role in top design ideas. If you are planning a kitchen upgrade, take inspiration from these on-trend elements spotted by the design experts at Wellborn Cabinet: Unique Tile In recent years, backsplash tile has taken a more prominent role in kitchen design and has continued to grow in popularity to the point where tile is now a full-stop focal point. From eye-catching colors and patterns to texture that brings new …

September/October 2022 issue

Fall is in the air. It’s the happy time of year when mums and pumpkins are everywhere. To create this simple Fall decorating look on your porch purchase a large pumpkin (you don’t even have to carve it). Place next to door with a few interesting looking gourds and a giant mum or 2. Mums come in many sizes and colors. If you plant them in your garden in the growing season they will come back as long as they have enough time to get established before cold weather sets in. You’ll want to look for hardy mums. Happy Fall …

July/August issue

    About the Cover: This Oh-So-Berry Cobbler recipe is the perfect sweet treat combining strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and lemon juice to make a refreshing and healthy summer treat from Family Features and Culinary.net.

May/June 2022

  This amazing Organic Green Salad is from 1799 Kitchen & Cocktails at The Harpeth Hotel in Downtown Franklin, Tennessee. This crispy salad is made with fresh field greens, shaved pears, goat cheese, quinoa crunch and topped with dijon vinaigrette.

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Get Crafty this St. Patrick’s Day New store opening in Vernal inspires creativity (Family Features) This St. Patrick’s Day, create a cheerful and festive decoration to adorn your home or enhance an Irish themed celebration. Since shamrocks are considered to be a sign of luck, this charming candle holder also makes a wonderful gift. Lucky Shamrock Candle Globe Skill level: Some Experience Necessary Crafting time: 3 hours Supplies and Tools: Paper towels Vinegar Glass candle globe Palette Plaid FolkArt Enamels paint: Evergreen, Fresh Foliage, Hunter Green and Gold Plaid FolkArt Enamels tip-pen and craft tip set Toothpicks 4-inch tall white …

Create a Sweet Easter Treat

(Family Features) This Easter, satisfy guests of all ages with festive cupcakes modeled after the Easter bunny. For more Easter recipes, visit Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make these adorable cupcakes! Bunny Butt Cupcakes Recipe courtesy of Amanda Rettke of “I am baker” Prep time: 45 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 24 1          2-layer size white cake mix 1          tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons, McCormick Pure Lemon Extract, divided 1          tablespoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract 3/4       cup white chocolate chips 2          sticks butter, softened 16        ounces confectioners’ sugar 2          tablespoons milk …