Maple cured bacon - also known as brown sugar bacon or candied bacon - is a delicious addition to any recipe. Here's how to make your own maple cured bacon!
Love cooking with fresh herbs? Grow your own herb garden, indoors or out. Its easy to harvest basil, rosemary, dill, parsley or more.
Ground mustard is a versatile spice that some cooks forget in recipes
Tillamook Cheese is made at the cheese factory in Oregon and can be found in grocery stores across the United States
What are the varieties of blue cheese, or bleu cheese? Learn how this delicious cheese is made and how to use it in your recipes
Black-eyed peas are actually a bean or legume. A staple in Southern cooking, you can learn how to incorporate black-eyed peas into your recipes for healthy protein.
A delicious orzo pasta and bean salad recipe. This salad is vegetarian, healthy and filling.
Lovely Savannah Cats are a hybrid domestic breed of cats that make unique, excellent pets
Underground homes are very energy efficient, saving money on heating and cooling costs, as well as building materials. Many great, light styles have been built.
If you want to plan a green wedding, here's how to minimize your carbon foot print and save money
Eating a vegetarian diet is not only healthy, but good for the environment
Medical treatment for your pets goes New Age with Pet Acupuncture and accupressure. Holistic treatments for dogs and cats are increasingly being used by veterinarians in place of traditional medicine.
Alternative health and healing often relies on color therapies to address mental and physical health. How can you tap into color to improve your mood and be a better person?
Natural remedies sound good, right? But consider these pros and cons of "healthy" remedies when deciding how to treat common ailments and illnesses.
A great consumer guide for choosing a stainless microwave oven
Building integrated photovoltaics incorporates renewable energy generating solar panels to help you reduce electricity costs
If you are behind in mortgage payments and worried about foreclosure, you may be able to work with your lender to arrange for a short sale instead. Learn how.
Preparing for a party, tailgate or the holidays is easy with the Classic Chex Mix recipe. Combine pretzels, bagel chips, mixed nuts, chex cereal and a variety of seasonings for yummy Chex Mix!
Leasing solar panels helps save upfront costs of going solar, while enjoying cheaper electricity and lower utility bills.
This recipe for pumpkin cranberry bread is delicious for fall
Shark finning is a brutal practice that threatens their continued survival. Sharks can suffer excruciating deaths, bleeding out after their fins are cut off.
Tigers are an extremely endangered animal, with their numbers down dramatically from just one century ago. Read about their plight and what you can do to help.
The Giant Panda is critically endangered due to loss of habitat. If you want to help save the Panda Bears, there are many organizations to which you can contribute.
Competitive gymnastics for girls is an intensive sport that develops coordination, strength, flexibility and poise
Bunco (also known as bunko) is a popular dice game for groups of 12-16 people. Learn how to play bunco and organize your next social gathering.
An easy homemade chili recipe that does not take all day to cook, so you can prepare a family meal quickly!
Sell homemade crafts and art online at one of these websites and make money from home.
Cool and refreshing summer drink recipes, including non-alcoholic beverages and light, refreshing summer cocktails.
It is not easy to obtain a mortgage modification, but if you apply properly you can increase your chances of approval.
How to take great digital SLR photographs with these simple photography tips
Here's a great recipe for honey spare ribs. Looking for pork recipes? This rib sauce recipe will keep you satisfied!
Solar garden lights use sunlight to illuminate your landscape and garden without the need for trenching or wiring
The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden on the big island is must see for any tourists on vacation in Hawaii
A family vacation at the Great Wolf Lodge Water Park is one that you won't forget!
Gestational diabetes, or high blood sugar during pregnancy, can be dangerous for both mother and baby. Learn the symptoms and how it can be treated.
Smith Rock State Park in Central Oregon is a must-see destination if you come to visit Bend, Oregon. A variety of hikes, the Crooked River running through the canyon and breathtaking scenery greet you. Bring your...
Learn how to be your own boss by selling Mary Kay cosmetics
Stock photographers sell their images to make money. Do you know what it takes to turn your photography hobby into cash?
This is a very easy coleslaw recipe. Turn to this side dish for family dinners, potlucks and more. Coleslaw is a great side salad that many people enjoy.
Some suggested exercises when you want to work out with a medicine ball. These weighted balls promote strength training and overall fitness.
Riding a tandem bicycle may be harder than it looks. But once you know how to operate a bicycle built for two, you can share your bicycling adventures with a friend or loved one.
Solar panels are on every home in this neighborhood in Las Vegas Nevada
When you cannot get your exercise outside, consider working out indoors on a bicycle trainer
My Dyson ball vacuum sucks so much I love it!
Its simple to prepare family meals in a slow cooker! Consider these crockpot easy recipes before you head out the door in the morning.
If you wonder how solar panels work to generate clean electricity, here is an explanation that might convince you to go solar.
One runner's experience running the Portland Marathon in Oregon
A solar power primer that describes this clean, renewable energy source and how we can harness it to generate electricity
The Chevy Volt is an extended range hybrid electric vehicle now available to car drivers!
Central Oregon has a large number of unique geological formations that tourists and residents can visit. The Lava Cast Forest near Sunriver, Oregon takes you back in time thousands of years ago when a lava flow trapped...
The animated film, Kung Fu Panda, is highly entertaining and funny. The videogame based on Kung Fu Panda is a big hit with kids
Harry Potter comes to life through LEGO sets that allow you to make your own magic at home
The popular movie series, Indiana Jones, can be brought to life with these amazing LEGO sets and video games.
Looking for clean jokes, appropriate for just about any setting or audience? Here's a collection of more than 100 jokes to chose from.
It is tragic when a friend or family member suffers a miscarriage. Some tips on what to say about a lost pregnancy
You might not think you are an alcoholic, but are you addicted to alcohol?
This is the recipe for the famous, delicious chilled pea salad! Peas, lettuce, celery, green onions, bacon and cashews. Don't forget the creamy salad dressing!
Roses are one of the most popular garden flower and come in a wide variety of colors and species. Here's how to care for roses in your garden.
Make your own homemade BBQ chicken pizza with this easy recipe. Turn left over chicken, prepared pizza crust and sauce into delicious, gourmet pizza.
With gas prices through the roof, what alternative transportation choices are there to driving a vehicle?
Fathers are important figures in our lives. Let's celebrate the love of our dads on every day, including Father's Day!
Ladies golf is growing in popularity among women. Get out for some exercise and friendship on the golf course.
Planning your wedding reception? Food is one of the most important aspects of the celebration. Consider time of day, attendants, size of the gathering and much more.
Hollywood loves to come to the state of Oregon to shoot films. Were you aware of some of these major movies filmed in Oregon?
For travelers considering a long-term stay in Italy, a better option than hotels may be Italian Villas. Immerse yourself in the local culture and maybe even start speaking the language! We love Italy.
The art of thank you notes is lost in this digital, instant messaging society. Handwritten thank you cards are always appreciated and should be encouraged by parents of children
Caring for your elderly mother requires a great deal of patience and love on Mother's Day and every other day during the year
The sexiest womens shoes make your legs look longer and leaner. Put away the flip flops and pick up a pair of heels.
Hybrid domestic cats are becoming popular among people who want a pet that is out of the ordinary. The Chausie Cat is larger and more dog-like than ordinary domestic shorthair cats
How was the popular woman's swimsuit, the bikini, invented and named? Learn about two-piece swimsuits and why they are named for Bikini Atoll.
Cool, tasty retro soda pop drinks to bring back childhood memories
Retro candy is popular! Do you know where to find sweet nostalgia? Here's a guide to sweet treats and other goodies from yesteryear.
A guide to selecting 2-piece bikini swimsuits for every body shape
Grilled chicken marinade recipes don't get any easier than this!
Toyger domestic cats have been bred to resemble wild tigers, but they are a friendly, dog-like pet for those that can afford this rare breed
If you are considering a new pet, a Domestic Bengal Cat is easy to care for, beautiful, and dog-like in some ways. This cat has some wild blood in it, making it a unique addition to your family
Marinade flank steak before grilling to make it tender and flavorful. This BBQ flank steak marinade uses ingredients you probably already have on hand
Why do girls bully each other? Has there been a rise in female bullying? How can we address it?
A tongue-in-cheek view from a harried mother regarding what turns a woman on. Think laundry, not lingerie!
Calvin and Hobbes is a classic cartoon strip that follows the adventures of a young boy and his stuffed tiger.
Next time you make a mistake or offend someone, learn how to apologize like you mean it.
Looking to express your love? A gift will only last so long, but writing a meaningful, heartfelt love letter will be a treasure forever.
A collection of funny things that kids say. Children make us laugh each day. Funny pronunciations, silly questions and other child-like explanations will have you chuckling
When it comes time to move on from a friendship, ending it can be difficult
Whitening your teeth is easier than ever with at home tooth whitening kits. Plus, follow these tips to keep your pearly whites brighter for longer.
Nearly 3 months after joining HubPages, I have amassed an incredible 103 Hubs! This is in large part due to the HubLove Contest, but also in part as a result of my enjoyment of writing and the wonderful fun I am having...
The Rag Man is a new telling of the Easter Story of Christ's love for us, dying and resurrection.
Music sets the tone for your wedding ceremony, the reception, and the first dance. Consider these suggestions in your wedding planning.
Running is one of the easiest, most inexpensive and effective ways to get into shape quickly.
Relationships with mothers are vital, complicated and nourishing.
Self-tanner is better than sun exposure or tanning beds. Here's how to get tan safely
Here's how to make hardboiled eggs the right way. Whether you are hard boiling eggs for Easter, or simply to use in recipes, this process is foolproof.
Milestone birthdays (16, 21, 30, 40 and on) require special planning and celebration. Here are some ideas to make your milestone birthday party a memorable event
How to select and wear attractive styles of designer jeans for mothers
The city of Bend, Oregon boasts a large number of wonderful restaurants for its relatively small size.
Young women just starting their lives away from school or home should consider this guide to personal finance.
The world's rainforests are at risk due to deforestation. As the rainforests are depleted, habitat for animals and a massive sink for CO2 will be gone.
Shoppers are often asked whether they want paper or plastic bags for their purchases. Learn about the environmental impacts of each option, and why reusable shopping bags is a better option.
These silly kitchen gadgets are great for gag gifts, or just a laugh. Consider funny kitchen tools that may make you look at cooking a bit differently!
Choose from a variety of wine openers to uncork your favorite wine
Teaching your children about politics is necessary and educational. Here are some tips to help your instruct your kids regarding politicians and political issues
Negative politics involve making accusations about your political opponent's record and often their personal life. Instead of talking about what they will do in office if elected, political candidates that rely on...
Researchers looking for a cure for diabetes have tried islet cell transplants with some success
Biometric identification can help prevent identity fraud. Fingerprints, retinal scans and more provide security, but require a loss of privacy.
Plug in hybrid electric vehicles and 100% electric cars can help save money and gas, as well as reduce CO2 emissions
This hearty vegetarian frittata recipe is great for brunch and weekend gatherings. Fresh eggs, cheese and many other ingredients are included for a delicious vegetarian meal
Learn how to make adjustments to your recipes for more healthy meals for diabetics and anyone else looking to cut sugar, carbohydrates and fat.
Delicious crab recipes for homemade crab cakes and crab quiche
Delicious Sunday morning breakfast recipes should include this caramel apple french toast. Rich apple flavor is a fall favorite.
Was J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series based on the Gospel? There are some definite parallels to Christianity and the Bible
Who becomes a "born again Christian" and what does it mean? Learn about the scripture and philosophy of Christianity
The Boy Scouts of America is not a religious organization, but there is an emphasis on Western religious practices, primarily Christianity and Judaism. Boy Scouts and religion tend to go hand in hand.
Tips and guidelines for negotiating and securing your commercial property lease
"Its Business Time" is a humorous song from the New Zealand duo, The Flight of the Conchords.
Make money as your own boss by selling merchandise at your friends' homes with the party business model
Women in the workplace are still not equal to men in many respects. Here's how the glass ceiling issue may impact womens careers.
Looking for tunes to sing on your next camping trip? These fun campfire songs are classics!
Learn the history of Christmas carols and why we enjoy traditional songs during the annual holiday season.
Budget cuts have school districts slashing many programs. Its necessary to keep music education in our schools though!
Digital cameras have virtually made film cameras obsolete. But, some artistic photographers prefer the film medium for their art.
Safety tips for parents and children using computers. Learn how and why to monitor your child's computer use and how to keep them safe.
Technological advancements for diabetics include insulin pumps and continuous blood sugar monitors. These computerized devices may allow for better control of diabetes.
Wondering what foods go best with your favorite wines? Rules are out the door! But we have some simple wine and food pairings to suggest
Tasty recipes for family dinners that are cheap, fast and easy!
This delicious Amaretto bread pudding recipe is a family favorite for holiday meals. Enjoy this rich, delicious dessert.
What road trip games do you play to pass the time during family travels?
The Monopoly board game is one of America's most popular family games. There are many variations on the original theme. Learn about the history of Monopoly and some of the fun versions of the game.
Keep your cool in the workplace by learning how to spot, avoid, or if you wish, play office politics.
The famous "red windmill" in Paris, France is Le Moulin Rouge. Come in for a show of can-can dancers and a trip into Parisian history.
When you visit Paris, France, any tour must include the Avenue des Champs d'Elysees, one of the most famous streets in the world.
If you are thinking about going to law school, there are some things to consider before making the educational investment.
The best teen movies - many are classics. These films capture the angst, struggles and life-changing experiences associated with being a teenager
Selecting quality childcare for your son or daughter can be a difficult decision. A comparison between in-home care, nannies, relative care and institutional child care
These wonderful children's cookbooks will bring your kids into the kitchen and maybe even help them learn to be less fussy at the dinner table
Early readers and their parents will likely read classic children's books written by Dr. Seuss. Learn more about the author, his style of writing and why the stories have endured for generations.
Mourning the passing of a pet is sad and difficult - here's how to get through the grief
Your favorite popular music probably contains lyrical poetry.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! These quotes and more from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's love sonnets
Learn about authentic Chinese food prepared as in China, as opposed to typical fare sold at American Chinese restaurants
Porcelain china dolls are a collector's dream. The history of these dolls and their delicate features makes them antique treasures
Among top retirements cities in the United States is Bend, Oregon. This town is in the high desert of Central Oregon and offers many recreational pursuits and tax benefits.
Every writer, reporter or editor should have a copy of Strunk & White's "writer's bible," The Elements of Style. Learn proper grammar, punctuation and more to take your writing from casual to professional
TLC's What Not To Wear Show is the ultimate makeover and transformation reality television show
People who live in Chicago - or perhaps vacationers visiting the Windy City - should consider a weekend trip north to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The Grand Geneva Resort offers year-round recreation and relaxation.
The perfect place to take the special young girl in your life is to the American Girl Doll store in Chicago.
Pee wee football is similar to American football, but with strict rules to protect the young players.
Some of the best Gary Larson Far Side cartoons and the story of his creative genius.
Lose weight and manage your cholesterol by eating proper, healthy portion sizes of food.
The history and purpose of Black History Month, observed in February each year in the United States
If you have been rejected by a family member or lover, then you know that it's difficult to get over the feelings of being unloved.
When you are expecting a baby or planning to get pregnant, there is a number of costs and benefits to consider
Photographing children might be one of the most important photography skills to learn for parents and those that enjoy the subject. Do away with snapshots that have distracting backgrounds and learn to improve your...
Wondering what the difference is between a caucus and a primary? Both lead to the selection of a major party candidate for President of the United States, depending on what state you live in
Losing a loved one is difficult. Grief after death will vary depending on the individual, but words of consolation are always appreciated.
One of the best extracurricular activities for your child is music. Start your child in piano lessons to help them develop IQ, math, small motor skills and more.
If you have a life-threatening disease or condition, wearing medical identification jewelry can save your life. Alert medics when you are unable to speak for yourself
Adopting a pet is a big decision. Here are some considerations before you add an animal to your family
Pull together a last minute cocktail party with these easy tips and recipes! Party with your friends without extensive planning.
Fort Rock, Oregon is in the middle of the high desert, but was once the center of an inland lake. The history of this geologic formation is fascinating.
Learn the signs and symptoms of diabetes, then ask your doctor for a simple blood test to determine if you have the disease
Quick and easy ways to lift your mood and help you feel happier. These ideas are also inexpensive.
Helpful tips for planning birthday parties for twins or multiples. Theme ideas, cost saving recommendations, and links to sites for fun birthday cakes.
Ideas to spark the imagination and chase away the doldrums on rainy days with your children. Turn off the TV and pull up this list for a number of fun alternatives.
Children as young as 3 years old can learn responsibility and build self-esteem by helping around the house. A list of chores that most kids can accomplish, with age recommendations and other helpful tips. Discussion...
Recipe for easy, no-bake peanut-butter cups. Fudge-like homemade candy. Ingredients include peanut butter, powdered sugar, graham crackers, margarine, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips.
How an expectant mother should prepare for twins or multiples, from the time she hears the news she is expecting more than one baby, through the early months of the babies' lives. Tips on what to expect with respect to...
Tips for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics to improve overall blood sugar levels and health. Recommendations regarding carbohydrates, meal planning, equipment maintenance, and exercise.