Chicken Noodle Soup the Quick ‘N’ Easy Way

Mom's Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

This is a recipe for homemade chicken noodle soup that my mother created. It has a really fresh, savory, home-cooked taste, and the total time to make it is only half an hour – a prep time of 10 minutes and a cook time of less than 20. It’s almost as quick as a can […]

Superbowl Snacks, tons of ‘em!

Popcorn, chips and pretzels in a 3-compartment football shaped snack platter

‘Tis the season for Superbowl parties! Whether you’re watching the game with friends or enjoying it all by yourself, it’s a tradition to have some great munchies on hand. We’ve compiled a list of snacks that are ideal to chomp on while you’re watching the Superbowl. We’re starting the list with a few dips and […]

Big scary list of Halloween crafts, recipes and tips

Stuffed dolls: pumpkin, spider and bat

Halloween is almost upon us, so I’ve updated our collection of Halloween holiday-themed crafts and entertainment tips! This article is full of classics and new ideas: we’ve got crafting tips and suggestions, Jack o’ Lantern carving tips and some recipes and tips for entertaining guests at your coolest Halloween party ever. And they’re here in […]

Quick easy party cheeseball recipe

Quick and Easy Cheeseball Recipe

This is a cheeseball recipe you can throw together in just a few minutes. It looks and tastes like you’ve gone to a lot of trouble. Normally, I would roll it in chopped nuts, but I didn’t have them on hand today. You can put it down in a decorative bowl or dish and serve […]

Make your own pre-cooked frozen dinners

Make your own pre-cooked frozen dinners

Even though some frozen dinners are less unhealthy than others, they’re still pricey. You pay for that convenience. There’s a better option: make your own frozen dinners. The advantages to making your own are: you can control what goes in them, there’s no need for preservatives, kids can microwave them if you’re not around for […]

Throw great summertime parties in your backyard

Throw great summertime parties in your backyard

The weather’s getting warm, there’s a long weekend ahead, and you’re thinking now’s the right time to host a backyard barbecue or party, or throw together a neighborhood block party. Here you’ll find more than thirty substantial tips to help you make your warm weather backyard get-togethers memorable and keep things running smoothly. Keeping it […]

Things to do with dryer lint

Repurposing dryer lint

Who knew? There are actually worthwhile things a person can do with dryer lint. And here I was, just chucking it and wondering if possibly it could go into the recycling bin. Repurposing dryer lint 1. Make clay out of it for the kids. You’ll need three cups of the stuff, torn into small piece. […]

How to clean a hair dryer

Hair dryer next to toothbrush on paper towel

Hair dryers tend to collect hair and dust in their vents – that’s the back end with grill. Cleaning that junk out can prolong the life of your hair dryer, but not cleaning it out can, in my experience, cause it to shoot small flames out the back end. It was when that happened that […]