Food Spills on Carpet

A Few Do’s and Don’ts You vacuum twice a week, like clockwork. You ask everyone to take their shoes off at the door, leave your muddy shoes on the garage stoop, and toss your throw rugs in the washer every weekend. You do your level best to keep dirt outside where it belongs and pollutants […]

Easy Beginner’s Turkey with Stuffing

Ingredients: 12 pounds whole turkey 1 (6 ounce) package dry bread stuffing mix 1 cup water 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup chopped onion 4 slices toasted white bread, torn into small pieces Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). […]

Identifying Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms

New tests to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease are emerging, offering hope for new treatments and therapies. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the memory disease is now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and more than 5 million people are currently living with the disease. In fact, for seniors, a third of all […]

Simple Food Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

The best way to thaw a turkey is in a refrigerator, according to USDA recommendations. Allow 24 hours for each four to five pounds, in a refrigerator cooled to 40 degrees or below. Be sure to let the turkey thaw in a container so juices will not drip onto other foods. If you must thaw […]

Post-Thanksgiving Sleepies

It’s about the gobbler, but not the one you might think. It has become a truism: You get sleepy at Thanksgiving because of all that tryptophan in turkey. But is it true? Yes and no, but mostly no. It is true that the amino acid tryptophan works as a precursor to other sleep-inducing chemicals. Turkey […]


Why it is important to talk about money Money has become a bit of a taboo subject in American culture. Along with religion and politics, few other topics that are so eagerly avoided among friends at the dinner table. According to NBC News, however, not talking about money might be doing more harm than good. […]