5 tips for a Tasty Tailgate

(Family Features) Casual and diehard sports fans alike can all agree one of the best parts of game day is the tailgate. Whether you’re heading to the game to take part in the action or tuning in on the big screen, you can light up the scoreboard this season with these tips for a fun, easy and downright tasty tailgate (or home-gate). Start early. There’s likely no easier way to send a tailgate spiraling out of control than to get a late start, which puts the party in a rush ahead of game time. Prepare early, and if you’re heading …

Steps to Grill Vegetables

(Culinary.net) Burgers, brats, steak, chicken, pork chops and all the flavors of fresh meat get all the love on the grill, but a well-rounded meal calls for sides and veggies. Before you plan your next backyard barbecue, incorporate tasty vegetables – peppers, asparagus, onions, tomatoes, zucchini and more – for an all-out blitz of fresh-grilled flavor. Consider these simple steps to properly grill your crispy veggies: Light the grill. Step one, of course, is to prep a hot grill. For the best cooking experience, you’ll want medium-high heat or even high heat for quick, direct grilling. By lighting the grill …

Define Your Own Design

(Family Features) In cities across the country, vibrantly hued murals are often created to bring color and life to buildings, community gathering places and more. The bold energy of large-scale murals, like one created by mural artist Matt W. Moore with the help of Scotch Painter’s Tape, reflects a growing trend toward a more adventurous design. It’s a style that you can easily adapt and make your own with existing decor elements that are already in your home. Explore these ideas to help spark creativity for your next project. Make a statement There was a time when it was considered …

Tomato and Roasted Pepper Soup recipe

(Family Features) Few things go together quite like cold weather and comfort foods. However, those hearty dishes that are typically craved on blustery days are usually not classified as “healthy.” With the right approach, though, you can put a better-for-you twist on some of your favorite dishes that can keep you cozy and satiated during the winter season. For example, you can put a grown-up twist on grilled cheese and tomato soup with this recipe for Creamy Tomato and Roasted Pepper Soup with Cheddar Cracker Melts. Pairing flavorful seasonal dishes like soups and stews with a wholesome snack cracker like …

6 Useful Wood Carving Tips for Beginners

Wood carving is a rewarding hobby that can yield beautiful results. If you follow our six easy tips for beginners, you can become a pro in no time. Wood carving is a skill that anyone can start at any age or skill level, and the results are always satisfying. If you’re a beginner, you’re probably excited to jump straight into the actual carving. Similar to any other activity, however, you want to familiarize yourself with a few basic protocols before you move to the fun stuff. To help move the process along, we’ve made a list of six wood carving tips to …

5 Tips to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

Improving indoor air quality is not as difficult as you think. If you want to achieve clean air, we offer five tips to improve air quality in indoor spaces. Most of us are so comfortable in our homes that we often overlook small details, such as air quality. Between open windows, pets, and old filters, it’s important to keep the air in your humble abode clean. If you have concerns, we provide five simple tips for improving your home’s air quality. Keep Your Home Clean It may seem like common sense, but keeping a clean home is the first line …

4 Signs That You’re Ready to Sell Your Home

Have you thought about putting your property on the market? It may be time to move. We reveal four glaring signs that you’re ready to sell your home. If you’ve had second thoughts about whether you want to stay in your home, it may be time to move. Below, we highlight five clear signs that you’re ready to sell your home. Your Current Home No Longer Suits Your Lifestyle People often put their homes on the market when they realize they’re about to outgrow their homes or that they’re no longer attached to their neighborhoods. Whether you’re expecting more children or …

Five Outdoor Home Maintenance Tips to Use This Summer

Soak up the summer sun and spruce up your house at the same time. These five outdoor home maintenance tips will make your house the talk of the town. After those long winter months, your house may need a little TLC. Spend some time sprucing up your house this summer with these five outdoor home maintenance tips. Your house is sure to be the talk of the town in no time. Examine your chimney During the hot summer months, sitting down in front of a warm fireplace may be the last thing on your mind. While you may not use your …

Learn How to Install a Granite Counter Top

Small changes in your kitchen can transform it and make it a centerpiece of your home. Learn how to install a granite countertop and save some money. Granite, or any kind of stone countertop, can make any kitchen look like a million bucks. The size of your kitchen will determine how much it costs, but don’t let that scare you off. The right cut of stone, the right color of paint on the walls, and the right cabinets can transform your kitchen in a day. You can either hire a professional or learn how to install a granite countertop yourself. Prepare …

7 Benefits of Living in The City That Are Hard to Ignore

Life in the city, suburbs, and countryside is different in many ways. If you’re leaning toward residing in the city, you’ll be able to reap these many benefits. Whether you’re new to adulthood or are thinking of starting a family, one decision everyone has to make is choosing the type of setting they want to live in. The city, suburbs, and countryside all offer many different ways of life. At the end of the day, it’s all a matter of preference. However, it is hard to ignore the many benefits of living in the city. Learn more about city living and if it’s …