A Classic, Slow-Cooked Meal

(Culinary.net) Whether you’re looking for a family meal or a dish to feed a different type of crowd, taking advantage of kitchen tools like your slow cooker can help take the effort out of preparation. Flavored using cranberries and oranges, this Cranberry-Orange Pork Loin is a classic dish that’s perfect for entertaining any type of group. Find more recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Cranberry-Orange Pork Loin 1          tablespoon oil 1          pork loin (4 pounds), tied at 1-inch intervals 14        ounces cranberry sauce 1          cup dried cranberries 3/4       cup orange juice 1/8       teaspoon cinnamon …

Starting a Home Remodeling Project

Tips for choosing a qualified contractor (Family Features) Outside of the home itself, remodeling is typically one of the largest investments you can make as a homeowner. While some projects can be tempting to tackle yourself, many larger-scale projects may require hiring a qualified professional. Because remodeling your home is a big undertaking, it’s important to take steps to ensure the professional you hire to perform the work is qualified to complete it to the highest standards of quality and integrity. Consider these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry to help you make an …

Go Long on Game Day

Ready-for-action recipes to feed fans (Family Features) When game day arrives and your crowd is ready to crank up the heat, turning to appetizers and dishes that feed the whole group can help save the season. You can defend against overly complicated recipes with long cook times by instead opting for finger foods and handheld snacks that allow for more pregame prep and less cleanup after the final whistle. For example, setting up a chili bar allows for convenient eating throughout the game as it’s easy to keep warm for hours. To give your guests a variety of flavors to …

January/February 2020

Put a splash of blue into your design mix this year. Blue is the color of the year for 2020. This design was created for new owners of an existing home. Outdoor seating and dining galore is featured in this covered space and adjacent brick patio. Slate grey iron furniture is made comfy with pale grey cushions and blue accent pillows. A blue outdoor rug defines the ‘sitting room’ and outdoor rated lamp provides soft evening illumination. A combination of round and rectangle dining tables accommodate 10 on the patio. Photo courtesy of Decorating Den Interiors.

Take Down a Tantalizing Tailgate

  (Family Features) Whether you prefer watching your favorite teams in-person or on TV, tailgate season means it’s time to break out your party’s favorite foods from appetizers and snacks to all-out meals. Go long for a touchdown-worthy tailgate or settle in for game day on the couch with these recipes for a bold burger, sweet-and-spicy wings and creamy coleslaw. For an appetizing pregame warmup, try this assortment of nacho toppings to give your whole party something to cheer about. Find more recipes to amp up your tailgate atmosphere at Culinary.net. Homemade Nachos Worth the Hype Perfect for pairing with …

5 Tips to Refresh Your Home in the New Year

(Family Features) Each new year gives you the chance to reset and start new routines. When you’re considering new approaches to healthy living – whether eliminating or adding habits to improve your daily life – beginning with your home is an optimal choice. Your living environment has a strong influence on your life, and it’s worth evaluating how you can make updates that create a positive space for you and all that the new year will bring. Consider these ideas to refresh your home and simplify your housecleaning routine so you can spend more time focusing on your goals this …

Identify Your Ideal Kitchen Design Style

(Family Features) While you may see kitchens in a variety of styles and find them all beautiful in their own way, finding inspiration for your dream kitchen often requires sorting through many different considerations. From transitional to modern and every style in-between, these ideas can help you decide what suits your home while also fitting your personal tastes. Find more inspiration at wellborn.com. SOURCE: Wellborn

The Power of Pigment: Using Paint Color to Sell Your House

Hoping to sell your home? Make sure you create a blank slate for potential buyers—look here for more info on using paint color to sell your house. When you live in a home, you do what you can to personalize it and make every little aspect fit your style. Your paint colors, decorations, and furniture all fit who you are, and that’s important. But when you’re thinking about selling your house, you need to create a blank slate so that the new owners can create their own sanctuary. If you need help deciding how to paint your home for the …

Make the Most of Your Bathroom Renovation

(Family Features) Adding additional bathroom space to your home or renovating an outdated lavatory can improve your home’s usability and increase its value, too. To get the most practical benefits and value out of your new space, there are several factors to consider. Before you get started, take into account these considerations about the design and function of your new bathroom from the remodeling experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Space A primary consideration is the available footprint to create your new bath. This is often a concern as children reach their teen years and also with …