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  • Thursday January 12th, 2017 winter-cocktails-good-tidings-0204
    You can sip a martini any time, but there’s something particularly pleasurable about a cocktail designed for the colder months. “Everyone’s looking to drink seasonally,” says bartender Tristan Willey of Brooklyn’s Long Island Bar. “But if you don’t know what to do at home, you can just rotate one or two things to make it appropriate for the time of year.” We teamed up with ...
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  • Thursday January 12th, 2017 winter_run
    Who wants to exercise when it’s cold and dark outside? But even in winter getting outdoors can put you in a better mood. It may even improve your concentration. So bundle yourself and your kids up in layers. Be sure everyone’s heads and hands are covered. And, take some extra time warming up before you exercise in the cold. Then, try these fun activities to ...
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  • Wednesday January 04th, 2017 Outdoor fireplace
    You’ve survived the holidays.  The hustle and bustle are over, question is “what to do now?” Two words: Day. Trip. Day trips are the best… Except for a weekend getaway, that is With the new year finally here, it’s time to hunker down and wait for the cold that we all know will, inevitably, arrive. Or…better yet, forget hunkering down. Let’s make 2017 a year to explore ...
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  • Wednesday January 04th, 2017 skillet-chicken-thighs-0914-xln
    Nothing against fancy, Teflon-coated aluminum, but no pan possesses quite as much heart—or versatility—as the cast-iron skillet. The humble pan makes whipping up a satisfying 30-minute supper, savory sides, or a crowd-pleasing dessert a snap. Get the recipes here
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  • Wednesday January 04th, 2017 trash
    Before you drag your garbage and recycling to the curb, read this article! There’s so much you can do with an old jar, can, or cardboard box. All you need to do is clean it up and get creative. Here are 12 crafty projects that will literally turn your trash into treasures. 1. Glass Jars Martha Stewart shares that your discarded glass jars can be a beautiful ...
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  • Wednesday January 04th, 2017 biscuits6
    This year, our New Year’s Resolution is simple: Make better biscuits. We caught up with the folks in our Test Kitchen for their no-fail tips for making the flakiest, most tender biscuits ever, regardless of the ingredients. Here’s what they had to say: Start with cold ingredients and work quickly so that your hands don’t warm 
the dough. To start, stir dry ingredients together, and ...
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  • Wednesday December 28th, 2016 2017_new_year2
    What you do the first hour of the New Year will be what you do most of the year. If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year. Changing your undershirt or underwear on New Year’s Day can cause boils. It is believed that babies born on New Year are extremely fortunate and lucky. It is ...
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