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How to make the most of late-summer produce

Eating Healthy Food & Drinks Ideas & Tips Kitchen Seasonal

How to make the most of late-summer produce

Labor Day may have come and gone, but don't get too depressed — we still have a few more weeks before summer is officially over. In the meantime, cook up some healthy and delicious meals making good use of plentiful late-season produce. Before you know it, we'll be making the hearty fall stews and casseroles that are perfect for fall but, for now, enjoy the bounty of tomatoes and summer squash.   Corn soup: Cooking Light tells us that corn is at its peak from May through September, so now is a great time to cook with fresh ears from your local farmers...

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3 tips for throwing an Oktoberfest party

Beer & Wine Celebration Food & Drinks Ideas & Tips Kitchen Seasonal

3 tips for throwing an Oktoberfest party

If you’re planning to celebrate Oktoberfest this year a party at your home may be exactly what you’re looking for. With just a little planning and surveying among friends in regard to what their interests are, the food, music, beer and more can all work to convey the true spirit of the festivities. Here are a few suggestions on how to make the most of your Oktoberfest: Beer: When laying out the blueprint for your Oktoberfest celebration, one of the first inquiries to come from your guests will likely be about the beer. Clearly, there are several options for you to consider when building...

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Home entertaining trend: Eating farm-to-table

Eating Healthy Home Ideas & Tips Kitchen

Home entertaining trend: Eating farm-to-table

The farm-to-table trend is booming among home cooks and entertainers, according to Los Angeles news outlet KTLA. As Americans have become more conscious of the impact that our shopping choices have on the world around us, many have begun to buy locally grown, fresh and organic food. This is better for the environment, it supports farmers and small business owners in our own community and it can also make for a much healthier diet. Here are some tips for hosting your own farm-to-table dinner: Cut processed foods: A true farm-to-table meal won't involve any processed foods, since they tend to...

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5 ways to clean coffee or tea residue from stainless steel

Cleaning & Care Ideas & Tips Kitchen Stainless Steel

5 ways to clean coffee or tea residue from stainless steel

Our brilliant stainless steel tumblers are perfect for enjoying iced tea or chilled coffee during the dog days of summer. However, after a season of regular use, you may notice some light staining. Here are several ways that you can remove the residue:  Baking soda: Dampen a non-scratch pad or cloth and gently rub baking soda on the stained area. After this, rinse. For deep stains, mix the baking soda into boiling water and soak the stainless steel in the solution overnight.  Cornstarch: Make a paste of cornstarch and vinegar and apply to the tea or coffee residue. Let sit...

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4 gifts for the new college student

Gift Ideas Home Ideas & Tips Kitchen Practical Gifts Seasonal

4 gifts for the new college student

Is someone special in your life leaving home to start their new life as a college student? Whether it's your son or daughter, niece or nephew, neighbor or family friend, it's a nice gesture to give them a little gift to commemorate the start of their university career. The ideal present will both be useful to them in the months ahead and be special and memorable years and even decades down the road. That may sound like a tall order, but we have plenty of beautiful stainless steel items that fit the bill! Here are several ideas:  Cereal bowl: You...

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