Prepare Your Home for Winter Now

Now that the dog days of summer (heat) are almost over, and the crisp fall weather is slowly making an appearance, it’s time to walk around your home sweet home. This is the perfect time of year to take care of any home maintenance and cleaning issues before winter’s arrival. We know how important your […]

Chef John’s Apple Butter

  Ingredients: 5 pounds Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 splash water Directions Place apple pieces into a large slow cooker. […]

Camping for Foodies

  Sure, hot dogs are yummy and s’mores are fun and sentimental, but does the camping menu have to be so limited? No it does not. From hot breakfast sandwiches to decadent desserts, campground food can be anything you’d like. Two words: foil packets. Use aluminum foil to cook any number of goodies, including grilled […]

Best Plane Ticket Prices

Frequent travelers or those looking to book a trip will score the best fare prices when they purchase tickets about 70 days in advance of their flights, according to the most recent annual study by CheapAir. They analyzed 917 million airplane ticket prices at the time of purchase to uncover this prime purchase window which […]

Emergency Preparedness Month

Create an emergency preparedness kit with these items: Three day supply of water and food per person (and pet) Clothes and shoes Sleeping bags or blankets Plastic sheeting and duct tape Insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof container Flashlights Battery operated radio Cell phone with extra batteries Matches in a waterproof […]