Spring Cleaning Tips

The thought of spring cleaning may seem overwhelming. Especially when you think about all of the projects involved; cabinets, oven, cooktop, pantry, microwave, vent hood and backsplashes. Don’t forget the refrigerator and freezer. And that’s just the kitchen! Cleaning and organizing the garage, closets, attic and basement storage areas are on the list, too. Ceiling […]

Chef John’s Sausage & Shrimp Jambalaya

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 8 ounces andouille sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices 2 tablespoons ground paprika 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 cup diced tomatoes 1 large green bell pepper, diced 2 stalks celery, sliced 1/4 inch thick 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon salt 1 bay leaf 1 cup uncooked […]

Quick Tips

Home Tip Want a quick and easy upgrade to your bathroom? Install a curved shower rod. Not only does this give you more room in a shower, but it also adds an elegant detail to the look of the space. To complete the upgrade, get a new shower head. They come in a variety of […]

Preventing Homework Headaches

Spring fever can affect people in many different ways, but for children of school age, it can mean more difficulty in completing homework each day. You may find yourself needing to help your child more than before with homework, but it is important for children to learn how to complete this work independently. Here are […]

Reduce Bedtime Stress

Falling asleep can be difficult when you are stressed. Try these tips to help make your bedtime more peaceful and relaxing. Do something physical for a few minutes. Dance around your living room, take a short walk on your treadmill, or run in place for a minute or so. You will release some of your […]

Keeping Your Pets Safe this Easter

Easter is a fun and exciting holiday for children; but for your pets, it can be filled with danger. The treats in your children’s Easter baskets and the decorations around your home can be hazardous to your pet’s health. Some plants, especially Easter lilies, are highly toxic to pets and can be fatal if eaten. […]