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Monthly Archives: July 2021

    Squash Pasta with Orange, Maple, and Sage

    By Alex Bean | July 16, 2021

    Sweetening spaghetti with maple syrup may challenge the traditional pasta lover, but it makes sense if you fold in tender squash, orange juice, and crispy sage leaves. Serves 2 Ingredients 6 ounces dried spaghetti Olive oil 20 large fresh sage leaves 3⁄4 pound peeled and seeded squash, preferably butternut or Hokkaido, cut into small cubes... Read More

    The Nine Best Summer Home Renovation Projects

    By Alex Bean | July 16, 2021

    Summer is a time to enjoy fun in the sun. But the season isn’t all about barbecues and vacations—this is a great time to tackle some home improvement projects. Whether it’s an improvement to your house or yard, the warmest months of the year provide plenty of opportunity to improve the look, and better yet,... Read More

    Room Makeover Challenge: 10 Minutes and Under $100

    By Alex Bean | July 14, 2021

    SHAREFacebookTwitterLinkedInMore Remodeling a room can feel like the ultimate test of patience and financial savvy, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune (or months of your time) to make any space feel like new. Put some of these tips into practice, and see for yourself! Decluttering a space of built-up, unnecessary items can make... Read More

    Prosecco Risotto with Spring Vegetables

    By Alex Bean | July 12, 2021

    This risotto is jazzed up without being complicated. The rice is deglazed with sparkling prosecco and topped with freshly harvested spring vegetables—a healthy and flavorful vegan spring entree. Serves 4 Ingredients: For the risotto 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 teaspoons garlic, minced ¼ cup yellow onion, minced 1 cup arborio rice, rinsed 1 cup... Read More

    Green with Envy: Curb Appeal Hacks

    By Alex Bean | July 12, 2021

    There is truth to the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”—and the same philosophy applies to your home. Whether you are in the market to sell your house or are just looking for a spring refresh, curb appeal can go a long way toward increasing your home’s overall appeal.... Read More

    Top 7 Things You Need to Know Before House-hunting on Zillow

    By Alex Bean | July 12, 2021

    Just as Kleenex has become the name for any brand of facial tissue and “to Xerox” is used as a verb for making copies, Zillow is the first name in online home search with 196 million unique visitors last year. That’s about double the number that enjoyed during the same period, making Zillow the... Read More

    Eight Things to Consider for When Choosing a Lot to Build On

    By Alex Bean | July 9, 2021

    There’s a lot to like about building your own home. You’re able to customize it to your personal preferences, you’ll pay lower utility bills thanks to the latest energy-efficient systems and materials, and you’ll likely face less maintenance issues than if you moved into an older home. However, before deciding how many bathrooms your home... Read More

    Baked Oatmeal

    By Alex Bean | July 8, 2021

    Oatmeal is a staple in the breakfast lineup, but if you want to try something a little different, this baked version topped with delicious fruit and nuts is a wonderful way to switch up your morning routine. Recipe courtesy of Richard Blais and Morton® Salt Ingredients: For the oatmeal 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2 cups rolled oats... Read More

    A Beginner’s Guide to ASL

    By Alex Bean | July 7, 2021

    Knowing a second language is an incredible skill to possess. Whether you are able to use it every day or not, having this skill at the ready could prove invaluable down the line. It may seem like a challenge, but American Sign Language (ASL) is one of the most valuable languages to learn, as it... Read More

    Find the Right Fence

    By Alex Bean | July 5, 2021

    Fences can do a lot for both the aesthetics and functionality of your yard, but how do you know what kind is right to install? With dozens of types to choose from, the decision isn’t easy—but with this guide you can find your perfect fence match. Aluminum FenceIf privacy and security aren’t huge concerns, the... Read More