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Last-Minute Decorating Ideas for Halloween

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  Halloween is just three days away! Get into the spirit by adding some ghoulishly good touches to your home. We've found some frightfully fun pumpkin ideas on Pinterest that you can recreate on your own. Check out our favorites -- and share your spooktacular décor with us on Twitter. Plus More... read more

The Nest Photo Challenge: Memorial Day Festivities

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Picnics, barbecues and a whole lot of red, white and blue. While Memorial Day serves as a day to remember and honor the great men and women who have given their lives serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, it’s also commonly celebrated as the start of summer with... read more

Countdown to Memorial Day: Top Entertaining Tips

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The weekend's here, the guest list is made, and the menu is made up. What's left to do? Have fun at your own party, of course! We've rounded up the best party tips to make sure you enjoy the event just as much as your guests. Keep a camera ready to document the night.... read more

National Vegetarian Week: Roasted Corn with Chipotle Butter

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Seriously: is there anything more summery than sweet corn on the cob? Corn signals a season full of fun in the form of backyard bashes, picnic parties, and grilling get-togethers. Want to spice it up a bit? Try this recipe for grilled corn with chipotle butter. With a quick prep time thanks to a food... read more

Countdown to Memorial Day: Summer-Ready Sweets

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Cold ice cream, citrusy cupcakes, and fresh fruit make for delicious desserts come summertime. See our slideshow for easy-to-eat treats that'll make your Memorial Day soiree a little bit sweeter. What's your favorite summer dessert? More to love... Guilt-Free Desserts You'll Love Desserts: Eat This, Not That Delicious Nestie Cookie Recipes read more

National Vegetarian Week: Nutty Raspberry Muffins

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Finding time for a healthy homemade treat can be tough when you're dashing in different directions in the morning. For those days when you need to grab and go, consider making some marvelous muffins. These baked goods replace regular muffin ingredients with more healthy options, setting them apart from those at your local bakery. Upgrade... read more

Countdown to Memorial Day: The Best BBQ Decorations

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Memorial Day, often known as the kickoff to summer, is the perfect time to host your first barbecue of the season. You've got the foodthe guest list, and the drinks, but what about the decorations? (more…) read more

Countdown to Memorial Day: Creative Cocktails Made with Fresh Fruit

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Instead of offering the usual beer or wine this Memorial Day, try whipping up a themed cocktail. Make use of summer's abundance of fresh fruit and treat guests to one of these berry and citrus sips. More to love... Countdown to Memorial Day: Unusual Foods to Put On the Grill 7 Delicious Cocktails... read more

National Vegetarian Week: A Savory Slow Cooker Chili

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Looking for a quick and easy veggie dinner? Craft a sweet 'n' spicy chili in your slow cooker for maximum meatless goodness. What makes it so delicious? Veggie meat crumbles and red kidney beans pack a healthy dose of protein, and this recipe pairs spaghetti noodles with tomato pasta sauce for added texture and... read more

National Vegetarian Week: An Appealing Appetizer

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Here's something to chew on: Too much red meat in your diet has been linked to a shorter lifespan, according to a Harvard study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Of course, we've had an ongoing debate about the goods and evils of red meat right here on this blog. But there's a simple solution -- swap... read more