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National Cabbage day is a day to celebrate a delicious vegetable that crosses cultural and culinary lines. Many people think of cabbage as being a distinctly Irish vegetable, but the Irish actually got it from Asia around 600 BCE. It’s one of the easiest vegetables to grow, growing wild and very cool climates and resulting in large harvests. It also store extremely well during the winter. Types of Cabbage Many people would be surprised to realize that there are several different types of vegetables in the Cabbage family. We’re talking about broccoli Kohlrabi, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts. All of these…

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Ever since 1976, our nation has officially recognized the month of February as Black History Month. This celebration originally started as a week given to enlighten the world about the history and the incredible achievements of black people. Over time, Black History Month has become a time for exploring the arts, the culture, and the contributions of African-Americans the world over. You don’t have to break the bank or spend forever planning an excursion to enjoy and celebrate this month. With just a little creativity and effort, you can have a month you will never forget. Here are some great…

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If you still have leftover Valentine’s Day candy, you may be looking for ways to use up it up. Here are some lovely ways to use up your candy and have the hearts of everyone that you share them with. 1) Substitute for Chocolate Chips Leftover Valentine’s Day chocolate can be used as a substitute for chocolate chips. Put them in cookies, pancakes, cakes, or any other recipes that have chocolate chips as one of the ingredients. 2) Conversation Hearts Ideas If you are getting married or are planning a wedding for someone else, conversation heart candies can be used…

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No matter what your schedule looks like this February 14th, there are ways to make the time you have to spend with your loved one a little more special. Here are a few simple ideas to get you started. Going Ham on Hearts Kick off an absolutely epic Valentine’s Stay date by absolutely hearting the place up. Whether you’re bending paperclips into functional expressions of affection or turning a giant heart into a folded envelope, handmade hearts are sure to kick start the night. For an extra special touch, consider making a giant heart out of your beau’s favorite flowers.…

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Galentine’s Day is just around the corner, and there are so many ways to celebrate the true loves of your lives: your girlfriends. Whether you decide to stay in and celebrate in low-key fashion or go out and tear up the town, you want to make sure this year’s Galentine’s Day is one to remember! Nail Party This one is perfect because it works for those girls who want to stay in, but it’s also a great reason to go out, as well! Pamper yourself from your fingers to your toes with a poppin’ pink or red polish, after soaking…

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You are getting married and want the wedding of your dreams, but you also need it to fit your budget. Here are some things that can save money on your wedding without sacrificing your vision. Minimize The Guest List You might be tempted to invite everyone you know to your wedding, but it is not the best idea. Keeping your guest list to your closest family and friends. This will make the ceremony more intimate and cut the costs of the ceremony. Invitations Make your own wedding invitations by designing and printing them yourself. You can also handwrite invitations or…

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What better way to show your love for your special someone on Valentine’s Day than by cooking a romantic meal for two. Here are five delicious and easy dishes to prepare for your sweetheart. Oven Baked Mushroom Chicken and Risotto Cooking the risotto in the oven allows you to easily prepare a creamy risotto dish without the need to spend a lot of time stirring. Ingredients 1 minced sweet onion 1 minced garlic clove 1 pint quartered mushrooms 4 cups chicken broth 1½ cups Arborio rice 1 cup hot water 4 tablespoons butter ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese Salt and…

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If you have a fur baby you would like to spoil on Valentine’s Day, you won’t find a lack of gifts. From food to beds and toys to IDs, celebrate the day by remembering those who give their unconditional love. Gifts for Cats Kitty beds Cats enjoy snuggling inside a kitty bed, especially if it has back and side bolsters it can lean against. Cats also find tents irresistible and they’re available in cat sizes and colors to match your pet’s temperament and your furnishings. Laser toys While a few kitties know the difference between real prey and the laser…

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Valentine’s Day is a special holiday that gives you the chance to show someone special how much he or she means to you. In many cases, this display of affection includes expensive gestures, such as the gift of jewelry, dinner at a fine restaurant and more. Some people plan an elaborate affair that includes gifts, dinner, a stay at a nice hotel or even an extended getaway. While you could do Valentine’s Day in this fashion, you can also create a memorable day for you and your loved one with some of these budget-minded ideas. Buy Flowers the Day Before…

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There’s nothing better than a toasty bagel. It’s delicious for any meal or snack. Bagels are typically served with butter or cream cheese, but there are countless ways to elevate your favorite bagel into a new treat that’s sweet, savory or both. There’s a bagel topping for every taste, so don’t be afraid to experiment – bagels are a very forgiving canvas! Blueberry, Honey & Mascarpone Bagel Ingredients: • A small handful of fresh blueberries • 2-3 tbsp mascarpone cheese, to taste • Your favorite honey(we love wildflower) Perfect for: • Sweet bagels(French toast, cinnamon raisin, etc), sesame, poppy seed…

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