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After spending all that time cooking, the meal is enjoyed, but then there are the leftovers. That’s Ok! Thanksgiving dinner is the meal that keeps on giving. Some folks look forward to the leftover meals as much as the holiday meal. Here are some recipe suggestions you will enjoy. Loaded Turkey Stew Ingredients Chicken Broth Turkey Pieces Chopped Green Beans Chopped Carrots Real Bacon Bits Chopped White Potatoes Corn Kernels Parsnips Chopped Mushrooms Spring Onions Minced Garlic Italian Seasoning Salt Pepper Optional-Hot Peppers Directions 1) Pour chicken broth into a Dutch oven pot and place on a stovetop burner. 2)…

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Turkey is the star dish on the Thanksgiving table, so it’s important to make sure its cooked to perfection. Also, if you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner and are worried about carving the turkey, below is an easy step-by-step guide on how to carve the bird. Carving Tools • A carving board • A cutting board • Chef’s knife or a slicing knife • Paper towels • A serving platter • A boning knife or any other long, flexible knife • Quality tongs Now that you have all the necessary hardware, here is everything you need to do to turn a whole…

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The first celebration to honor veterans, originally called Armistice Day, was held one year after the official end of World War I. The name of this holiday designed to honor all United States veterans was changed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954. From 1971 until 1975, the holiday was held on the fourth Monday of October, but President Gerald Ford returned the date to November 11 in 1975. Here are some ways that you may want to honor the military on Veterans Day. Help Decorate a Cemetery There are many veterans buried in the approximately 10,500 cemeteries in the…

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Although many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations revolve around beer and revelry, there’s no reason to neglect the menu. The holiday provides an excellent opportunity to sample some of Ireland’s signature cuisine. If your repertoire has been previously limited to corned beef and cabbage, perhaps it’s time to explore a few lesser-known alternatives. Appetizers Cheese Parcels Although they don’t get as much attention as their French and Swiss counterparts, Irish cheeses are a force to be reckoned with. Gubbeen cheese, with its faintly pink rind, earthy mushroom undertones, and semi-soft texture, is a standout that should appeal to everyone. Cut the…

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St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday when you can wear as much green as you want while enjoying a few rainbows and gold as well. You can turn your food green, and even prepare a few drinks to sip on during the day either by yourself or with a few friends. Here are a few green drink ideas that are fun to look at and drink at the same time. If there’s alcohol in the recipe, you can adjust the amount or leave it out altogether if you don’t want an alcoholic beverage. Beer Colors Your ordinary glass of beer…

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Daylight Savings Time steals an hour of your day, yet gives you more daylight in just a few weeks. It’s important you make the most of this time. We have some of the best ways to get ready to Spring Forward. 1. Change Smoke Detector Batteries Most people don’t think about their smoke detectors until they start that annoying chirping sound in the middle of the night. Instead of waiting for them all to go out at once to interrupt your sleep, take this time to swap out the batteries. Most detectors take a simple 9-volt battery. Take this time…

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A lot of people consider Valentine’s Day to be a high-pressure holiday. This is especially the case for couples who’ve only been dating for a short time or are celebrating a special anniversary. While there are many who plan for this day months in advance, there are also those who wait until the last possible moment. Luckily, the best dates don’t always require large amounts of preparation. Below are a few last-minute ideas for Valentine’s Day. 1. Recreate the First Date Would you like your loved one to know how special they are to you? Well, you could always recreate…

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As Valentine’s Day approaches there will be a lot of couples going out to dinners at restaurants. The problem with this is that it becomes very time consuming because this is what a mass majority of people are doing. This is why those that have the ability to make great meals inside of their homes should look for the options that they have to prepare something. Save Money, Make Memories The great thing about these dinners at home is the memories that come with them that will last forever. Someone might forget the restaurant that they went to a couple…

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It’s coming up, so be prepared! National Wear Red Day falls on the very first Friday of February. While we may not hear about it as much as other events, National Wear Red Day is just as important as others. If you have never heard about it before, now is your chance to become informed. February has been designated as American Heart Month by the American Heart Association. The first Friday of February is meant for everyone to come together to raise awareness over an important issue- heart disease in women. That’s because heart disease, along with strokes, kill every…

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It’s time to celebrate girls and women in sports throughout the world. National Girls and Women in Sports Day is recognized on February 5. All across the United States people will celebrate little girls, teenage ladies and everyday women that live and breathe sports. Join with others to celebrate these athletes. History President Ronald Reagan started this national day in 1987 proclaiming February 4, 1987 as National Women in Sports Day. This day began as a way to pay tribute to Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman who passed away suddenly during a volleyball tournament due to Marfan’s Syndrome, a genetic…

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