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Monthly Archives: May 2019

    Coney Island Potato Packs

    By Shannon Grimm | May 30, 2019

        These are super easy and super fun campfire (or grill) potato packs! Potatoes are wrapped snug in foil, topped, and loaded Coney Island style with chili cheese dogs.   Ingredients: For the potatoes 2 each russet potatoes 1 tablespoon oil ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 4 hot dogs, sliced 2 cups... Read More

    Energy Saving Tips

    By Shannon Grimm | May 29, 2019

    As technology changes, so too do our homes. The modern house is equipped with an array of energy-efficient solutions—from LED bulbs to geothermal heating and cooling systems—but how can you upgrade your existing systems to be environmentally friendly and cost-efficient?   Insulation Nearly all of the heat generated by your HVAC system can be lost through a... Read More

    Smores Pie

    By Shannon Grimm | May 23, 2019

    This super easy no bake pie will be the campsite hit! A graham cracker crust is filled with chocolatey pudding and toasted marshmallow fluff. Serves 6–8 Ingredients: For the crust 3 cups graham crackers, crushed ¼ cup butter, melted Ingredients: For the filling 2 packages chocolate pudding, made following package instructions 3 cups marshmallow fluff,... Read More

    DIY Projects that give you a good return

    By Shannon Grimm | May 22, 2019

    If you’ve been living in your home for a while—or even if you just moved in but have big goals for your new space—tackling renovations can be a fun but challenging prospect. You might have a lot of ideas on your to-do list, but only some of these will bring you the most bang for... Read More

    Hoagie Pie

    By Shannon Grimm | May 16, 2019

    This is a fun appetizer to bring to any potluck or party. All the delicious Italian hoagie ingredients are beautifully folded into a flaky buttery crust. Serves 6–8   Ingredients 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls ⅛ pound prosciutto, sliced ⅛ pound pepperoni, sliced ¼ pound salami, sliced ¼ pound spicy capocollo, sliced ¼ pound deli... Read More

    Pros and Cons of Countertop Finishes

    By Shannon Grimm | May 15, 2019

    Your kitchen countertop can play a large role in what your overall interior looks like. Many people even model the rest of their homes after their kitchen aesthetic. There are many different kinds of countertops that make your kitchen all the more appealing, and it’s important to weigh the pros and cons.   Marble  It’s... Read More

    Lemon Garlic Chicken

    By Shannon Grimm | May 9, 2019

    Light, lemony, and garlic-infused, this creamy pasta dish with tender chicken will be a favorite replacement for heavier pasta in tomato sauce. Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 2 lb (1 kg) boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs 1 tsp lemon pepper 1 tsp dried oregano ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp (29 g) butter 1½ cups... Read More

    Kitchens Over the Years

    By Shannon Grimm | May 8, 2019

    The kitchen is perhaps the most important place in American homes, and it has been for at least the last 100 years. It not only serves as a place to cook meals but also a gathering place for family conversation and bonding. Kitchens are also great markers of how American culture and technological development have... Read More

    Animal Style Burgers

    By Shannon Grimm | May 2, 2019

    In-N-Out Burger popularized the hidden menu with their own special animal style burger recipe. Burger patties are seared and seasoned with mustard before being topped with extra special sauce, caramelized onions, cheese, and pickles. Serves 4 Ingredients: For the carmelized onions 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped 1... Read More

    Keep Your Home Looking New

    By Shannon Grimm | May 1, 2019

    If you’re home feels lived in and worn, then it may be time to implement some of these tips, which are sure to make your home feel like brand new again. Deep clean the kitchen A sparkling, shining kitchen is a great place to start if you want to take your home from drab to... Read More