This easy paper bag basket will wow the recipient and make homemade cookies and treats look extra special.
This article is a walk down memory lane that highlights growing up without a cell phone. (Yes, some of us really did it.)
Given that many people are working at home, now can be the perfect time to think about a holiday gift that coincides with their new work-life balance.This article includes four simple-but-thoughtful gift ideas for a friend, family member, or loved one who works from home.
The article is written in letter format. It is purely an opinion piece that makes a cry for help.
This article provides steps for transforming your garage into a dining area. Combine fresh air from an open garage with the warmth of a space heater, make your garage a little more inviting, and ring in the holidays with a dinner party while maximizing safety.
This article shares some ideas for how to get along with your ex-spouse and have a good divorce.
This article shares ideas for making Thanksgiving more festive and less lonely when you are celebrating by yourself or with only those in your household. Holidays may look different some years, but we can find ways to enjoy them just the same.
This article includes ideas for reducing your guest list and telling recipients of a "save the date" or invitation that they are no longer invited to your wedding due to a change in circumstances.
These biscuits are perfect as a snack or an accompaniment to breakfast or dinner. For a Thanksgiving twist, I used a turkey cookie cutter to give them a holiday appearance, but they are delicious made in a traditional circular shape, too.
This article is based on a recent visit to Marriott timeshares in Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head. The author does not work for and is not affiliated with Marriott. The article shares precautions that helped enhance guest safety during COVID-19.
This article offers some gift ideas for friends or family members who may be recovering from an operation or a hospital stay. A thoughtful gift—even if it's just your time—will boost your loved one's spirits and let them know you are thinking of them.
This article identifies questions you may want to consider when deciding whether you are going to let your children trick-or-treat during the pandemic.
This article suggests some ways to prepare your turkey before cooking it by adding liquid to it while minimizing the amount of salt.
This article provides some tips on how to stay warm without a high heating bill.
This article includes 10 tips and ideas for increasing your guests' safety when you are hosting a Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, or holiday meal.
This article shares some tips and tricks for improving your homemade soups.
This delicious soup is thick and hearty. It is a equally good as an afternoon snack or a filling meal.
Learn how to make one-of-a-kind gift tags out of old business cards to adorn your presents with a personal touch.
This article will share strategies that teachers use to help children get the most out of reading. Parents can easily use these strategies at home when they listen to their children read or read to them.
This article highlights five simple ways to maximize your children's safety if they plan to trick-or-treat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This article clarifies some baking directions and discusses ways that can improve the consistency and appearance of your baked goods.
This article discusses some ways you can celebrate the Yom Kippur holiday if you are unable to attend services or cannot have a large family gathering to break your fast.
This article shares some ideas for creating a functional, comfortable work space for your child's virtual learning.
This creamy chicken corn chowder is a family favorite because it has a thick, filling consistency but contains very little cream. It only takes about 45 minutes to prepare, so it is one of the least time-consuming soups I make.
This essay discusses some menu selections that are likely to be profitable because they are inexpensive to make and use up ingredients that are perishable.
This article shares some online tools that can help improve your writing. Some are free, and some have a fee. Take advantage of them to elevate your writing to the next level.
This article provides directions for teaching third grade students how to write an opinion essay.
This article tells those looking for love online how to identify romance scammers, how they lure their victims, and what to do to avoid becoming a victim.
During the year, I make these by putting the potato mixture back into the potato skins. However, for Halloween, the peppers make a festive addition to our meal.
This article shares some ways to learn about your student and prepare for your first tutoring session.
Being in the house a lot has me busy cleaning. However, one item that still needs organization is my inbox. Here are some tips to organize your email and get rid of unwanted trash.
This article reviews four websites that can help improve the speed and accuracy of your typing. Whether you are writing or seek at-home employment, improving your typing skills can help you become more employable and efficient.
Friends ask me for this recipe constantly. It requires long, slow cooking, but the aroma alone is worth the effort. You can reheat leftovers the next day, or use them in a sandwich.
Creating a candy hunt for your children instead of trick-or-treating allows them to find candy safely. However, between getting costumes together, hiding candy, and working, you may not have time to make clues. These ready-made clues will help make your candy hunt a snap to put together.
Unmolded desserts that stick to the pan are unattractive. This article provides instructions to help you unmold a baked cake or frozen dessert successfully.
Between Christmas, birthdays, and other special occasions gift-giving has become a frequent consideration. Since most people spend a lot of time at home, a useful appliance could be the perfect gift. These are my three favorite appliances, and I would recommend them to anyone.
Although applying a glaze or wash to bread takes only seconds, it affects the appearance, texture and flavor. This article explores the what, when, why and how of bread glazing.
The article provides some tips for expanding the length of your article. Although I use most of these techniques, I also looked at other successful authors' articles to see what others are doing to develop in-depth pieces.
This article will explore how gift card fraud can happen, how to find out whether your information is susceptible, and what to do to try to get a refund.
This Manhattan clam chowder recipe contains chicken broth, which I always have on hand. It does not have a lot of clam juice, but the plentiful clams still give the soup a traditional Manhattan clam chowder flavor.
This article explains how to plan a socially-distant candy hunt for Halloween. Your children can collect candy in costume in their own home (or yard if you have one) this Halloween.
This article highlights some ways to make more effective comments when you are reading someone else's work.
This article shares several different ways to enjoy bananas.
This car lists some items that you should keep in your car in case of a breakdown or injury.
Choosing the right tutor or teacher will help your children excel at learning. Knowing what to ask in an initial interview is key to hiring the right candidate. This article suggests some questions to ask during the interview.
These are some of the best hostess gifts I have ever received. I use them constantly and have enjoyed them far longer than a bottle of wine. If your host is a baking enthusiast, consider opting for a gift that coincides with their interest and will serve them long after the event is complete.
I have revised this recipe over the years. This potato latke recipe is simple and seems to be a favorite with family and friends.
I was the first of my friends to be diagnosed with osteoporosis, so I am always asked what I do to add calcium to my diet. Here are the dietary changes I've made (I don't discuss other treatment options).
Given that I have an abundance of mint in my garden, I thought I would share some ideas for using the fragrant leaves.
This article provides tips that I have accumulated from reading articles when others are asking for help improving their hubs. Although I hope the article will be beneficial to all readers, I have tried to include some suggestions and links to help nonnative speakers.
Sometimes our actions do not reinforce our words. This article cautions against sending mixed messages and provides suggestions for ensuring that your kids understand that "no" means "no".
This article provides tips and suggestions for keeping your first grader up-to-date on math concepts.
This challah features rum-soaked raisins and cinnamon swirls to give it a sweet flavor. It is so yummy that I rarely have leftovers. Serve it straight from the oven, if possible.
These products targeted nail strength, my cuticles, and my fingers. This article highlights the products I used to get stronger, longer nails.
This article tells a quick story about the author's reaction to what she thought was a break-in situation, and then makes some suggestions for staying safe.
Abby Slutsky loves games. She has played Mah Jongg and canasta for years and is now learning bridge.
This article includes ideas for hosting a socially distant, COVID-19-themed party. Given that we are entertaining at home because of it, I thought the theme was fitting.
This article mentions some of the memorable moments that I remember about my children's childhood. Some were moments I successfully got them to behave; some I remember because they taught me something, and others were just times when I felt joy from my sons' company.
Rather than wasting your time on hold, choose a productive or leisure activity that will make the time pass quickly. This article offers some suggestions that will keep you busy and relaxed while you wait.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many funerals and memorials are virtual (or attendees are very limited). Creating a memory book in honor of the deceased is a thoughtful way to pay your respects and provide emotional support to family and friends without attending.
This article is a guide for the novice player who is in the market for his first Mah Jongg set. It discusses what is included and gives the author's preferences.
This article discusses tricks for getting your children to love eating vegetables. Preparing them with flavorful ingredients and letting children share ownership in the preparation of vegetables are a few suggested tips.
This article highlights the advantages of keeping red ribbon on hand for your holiday, home, or business needs.
These flavorful rolls have a hint of honey and are soft inside. They are not difficult to make, and they use a combination of whole wheat flour and white bread flour. I created the recipe in an attempt to satisfy my children, who prefer white flour, and my husband, who prefers whole wheat.
This article discusses eight ways to use kitchen towels. Their versatility makes them indispensable for any kitchen. It also cautions the reader against using them in lieu of pot holders.
This article provides a list of items to keep in your car that may help maintain safety and reduce the possibility of picking up germs as you do day-to-day errands and begin to socialize during the Covid-19 pandemic.