Spend a little now…Save a lot later

Fall is the perfect time to do some maintenance on your home’s exterior. Warm weather and the higher humidity of summer cause materials to shift and expand, then as the weather cools and the humidity decreases the process reverses. This can leave your home with areas that water, pests and rot can penetrate. Now is […]

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients: 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 4 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cup water 3 cups white sugar 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves   Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees […]

Knee Replacements not for Everyone

In older adults, cartilage in the knee joint can wear away, causing pain and limited movement. A new study shows that, for the most serious cases of arthritis, knee replacement did improve quality of life. However, for most people the improvements were minimal. The study published in The BMJ observed the results of 7,400 middle age […]

For a Beautiful Start in Spring

The growing season might be over, but you don’t have to say goodbye to your tropical plants. With a little effort, you can have twice as many next spring, and you won’t have to spend a lot of money to do it. You can store the bulbs. For those who have a special liking for […]

Teaching Kids about the Cashless Economy

The cashless society reigns and is getting more powerful every year. One area of life that usually does involve cash are weekly allowances paid to kids. But even kids need to learn that cash comes in many forms. As they become adults, today’s kids will manage virtual money more than coin and paper, according to walnutrow.com […]

Quick Tips

Save Soupy Stuffing To bring soupy stuffing back to life, first spread it onto a baking sheet. Layer cubes of stale bread or unseasoned croutons on top of the stuffing. Pop it back into the oven for about 15 minutes at 375º; when finished, stir it all together and spoon into a serving dish. The […]