Homemade Halloween Treats

(Culinary.net) Halloween calls for candies and treats of all kinds as trick-or-treaters roam neighborhoods, but don’t forget to stock your own snack supply with homemade goodies. Skip the store-bought sweets this year and instead opt for ideas like these that can be whipped up in the comfort of your own kitchen. Party Mix As one of the easiest recipes you could imagine, a Halloween-themed party mix simply calls for your favorite snack-type foods tossed together in a group-sized bowl or individual containers. You can try just about anything from candy corns and miniature chocolates to pretzels, popcorn and more. Spooky …

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 game …

A DIY Halloween Creation

(Family Features) When it comes to family fun, it’s hard to beat Halloween, and with all the candy flying around, it’s an opportunity to add something nutritious and delicious to festive celebrations. Chocolate milk can provide the best of both worlds. It satisfies kids’ sweet tooth while providing all the nutrients of classic white milk, like calcium, vitamin D and high-quality protein to help keep little skeletons strong, making it a Halloween hit for kids and parents alike. Carve out some quality time to make memories during the eeriest time of the year with this Scary Sweet Cemetery – including …

Bigger, Better Breakfast Bites

(Culinary.net) If you need an on-the-go breakfast option, wake up your morning with bacon, eggs and a biscuit in these simple, tasty Breakfast Sandwiches. Find more on-the-go recipe ideas at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Breakfast Sandwiches 1          can (16 ounces) buttermilk biscuits 1          package (12 ounces) bacon 8          eggs 1/4       teaspoon salt 1/8       teaspoon pepper 1          tablespoon butter 1          green bell pepper, chopped 1/2       onion, chopped 5          slices cheese Heat oven to 350° F. Place biscuits on baking sheet. Bake 12-16 minutes, or until golden brown. Cut bacon slices in half. In skillet, cook …

The Most Necessary Steps for Finishing a Basement

Have an unfinished basement? It may be time to finally complete and utilize it. We outline a few of the most important steps for finishing a basement. So, you want to transform the lowest level of your home into a space you can finally utilize. Before undertaking this project, you must understand the entire process first. Below, we cover a few of the most important steps for finishing a basement. Step 1: Obtain Local Building Permits If you choose to finish your basement, we recommend acquiring a permit through your city to prove you constructed it safely. Having a permit …

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 …

Common House Problems to Keep an Eye Out For

Your home should be a relaxing haven, not a place riddled with problems. Don’t let those get the best of you: watch out for these common household problems. No place is quite as relaxing as your home. If problems strike, however, they can cause quite the headache—not to mention a money drain. Be wary of these common house problems, and deal with them as soon as they arise. Faulty heating or air conditioning Nothing is more uncomfortable than a house that’s too hot or too cold. All too often, though, people have issues with their heating or air conditioning. Worst …

7 Ideas to Improve Curb Appeal

(Family Features) Whether you’re hoping to sell in the near future or simply looking to touch up outdated areas, there’s one aspect of home maintenance most homeowners agree is important: curb appeal. It’s a broad term that may reference any number of visible features, meaning there are plenty of ways to enhance the appearance of your house. Consider these ideas – some big, some small – for bringing new life to your home’s look from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Swap Out Your Front Door As one of the first things a guest, passerby or …

Add Mexican Flair to Game Day Favorites

(Family Features) Football season, for many people, is just as much about the food as it is about the action. No matter who’s playing and whether you’re at a tailgate or living room watch party, one thing is for sure: football and flavor go hand-in-hand. When you’re huddling up to figure out how to score a touchdown with your game day spread, consider taking your snacks to the next level by adding an authentic Mexican flair. Opt for traditional Mexican ingredients like chorizo, queso fresco or cotija in meals and snacks that are already football mainstays, including nachos, tacos and …

A Creative Twist on Halloween Carving

(Family Features) When it comes to Halloween, carving the same pumpkin designs each year can become routine. This year, save a pumpkin and carve your spooky masterpiece into a watermelon instead. Nutrient-rich watermelon can be a healthy alternative to other sweet treats full of added sugar during Halloween festivities as it’s a source of vitamins A and C as well as the antioxidant lycopene and the amino acid citrulline. Because they are made up of 92% water, watermelons can be an effective way to stay hydrated during trick-or-treating, and creations like a Mummy or Jack O’Melon can help satisfy sweet …