10 Ways to Beat the Heat with Summer Melons

Watermelon, honeydew melon, and cantaloupe are the three most common and loved melons in the United States. And they are all melons which are mostly consumed throughout the summer months.

From April until August it’s melon season in the United States. And consuming melons during these months is about more than just the fact that this is when these fruits are in season. They are light and contain large amounts of water, making them super refreshing.

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How to Keep Your Kids Busy on a Trip

Going on vacation is an exciting thing for the whole family. What is not always fun, however, is the journey. When you are on your way and everyone is having difficulty being patient, it can seem like everyone has trouble waiting to get there. How can you keep your kids busy on a trip, no matter whether it is by vehicle, train, airplane or any other form?

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Family-Friendly Meals Featuring Milk

(Family Features) Milk is not only a fridge staple; it’s an essential part of American lives. It’s so important that, according to a new consumer survey conducted by Wakefield Research, 82 percent of American parents say they would make a separate trip to the store if they ran out of milk — and for good reason.

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Fruit-Filled Summer Celebrations

(Family Features) Whether you anticipate fun-filled pool parties, laid-back picnics at the park or casual dinner parties at home, summer entertaining gets a little sweeter when you serve up the right desserts.

When the weather warms up, let the flavors from your kitchen reflect the bright tastes of the summer season. From cherries to blueberries, Lucky Leaf Premium Pie Fillings come in a variety of flavors to perk up your outdoor menu.

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Incorporating Perennial Veggies in Your Landscape

Edible landscaping is a great way to grow your own food while maintaining a beautiful space. There will be a wide variety of plants you may wish to grow on your plot of land, and you will likely make choices by finding a balance of what looks beautiful and what brings the kind of produce you are hoping for at the end.

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5 Tips for Getting Spring Cleaning Done Fast

Spring cleaning is an essential yearly event that can change the way you feel about your home, and even your life. A time to get rid of the old, and bring on the new… spring cleaning can make your home feel like a brand new one. It can be difficult to organize your workflow, though, so here are a few ideas you can implement that will allow you to get your spring cleaning done in a timely fashion.

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Free Printables – Tags and Squares – Turtles

I saw these cute graphics by Trina Clark (now Walker) and had to have them.  So I made some free printables for your scrapbooks, crafts, or cards.  These are only for personal use.  Her license does not allow them to be sold or used commercially.  The set includes large and small squares, tags, cocoa pack, and tea bag envelopes.  Hope you enjoy them!

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How to Create an Eggs-traordinary Easter Feast

(Family Features) Brighten up your Easter feast with unique flavor twists to refresh traditional dishes like ham and deviled eggs. And don’t forget the decorations — it’s easy to create vibrant centerpieces using eggs dyed in the hottest seasonal shades.

“We’ve developed easy tips to dress up your table, from the ham to the centerpiece,” said Mary Beth Harrington of the McCormick Kitchens. “An orange glaze can bring new flavor to the classic ham, while food color can be used to make a variety of spring-inspired egg dyes to feature in Easter table décor.”

Cedar Chests – Keep Your Past And Future Safe

By Jesse Akre

In days of yore people stored there most precious belongings in cedar chests for safe keeping. You see cedar chests are able to protect and preserve anything you put in them because the natural oils in cedar wood are insect repellants. A chest made of cedar is particularly good at repelling moths whose larvae eat things made of natural fibers like wool, linen or paper.

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National Poison Prevention Week At Home Safety Checklist

(NAPSI)—Children are naturally curious, move quickly and explore the world with their mouths. And we all know: they have a tendency of getting into things they shouldn’t. In observance of National Poison Prevention Week, take the necessary steps to ensure your home is a safe place for your little ones.

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Five Edible Berry Bushes for Your Garden

Note: Just a reminder to keep in mind that berries also attract bees. So, if anyone in your family has a bee allergy, it can be a real danger.

Every edible landscape deserves to have one or more berry bushes. Your garden will be especially delightful when you include berries, which are some of nature’s finest offerings. If you are trying to decide which berries to include, here are a few ideas.

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3 Delightful Easter Dessert Recipes

(Family Features) From full-course brunches to simple sit-down dinners, Easter celebrations are a time to enjoy family, friends and the delicious tastes of spring.

However elaborate the festivities, a rich and creamy dessert is the perfect finale to any Easter gathering. Made from fresh milk and real cream, PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese is the high-quality ingredient that makes sweets stand out.

Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

(Family Features) From the classics of yesterday to favorites on the table today, peanut butter is a delicious ingredient enjoyed in recipes generation after generation.

“Whether it features creamy or crunchy peanut butter, is a snack your grandmother made, a side dish your dad loved to cook at the holidays, or even a main entree you love serving your family on a busy weeknight, we want to honor your go-to, time-honored recipe,” said Leslie Wagner, executive director, Southern Peanut Growers (SPG).

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