Recent Posts in Holidays Category

  • From Our Kitchen to Yours: Our Intern’s Favorite 4th of July Recipe

    July 1, 2016
    Our intern Ashley absolutely loves red white and blue strawberry shortcake. She says it’s the perfect compliment to any firework display when the Fourth of July festivities begin to unwind as the day comes to a close. She shared her secret with a patriotic surprise and asserts it’s the perfect sweet treat for your Fourth of July celebration. This Fourth of July surprise your family with ...
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  • Green with (Kitchen) Envy

    March 17, 2016
    The kitchen is the center of the home. It is the room in which family and friends congregate, and the room where you teach your children to cook. As the kitchen is generally a high traffic area, we want it to be modern and warm. These beautiful kitchen styles are timeless in their elegance and inviting in their character. White on White on Grey Bright, uplifting kitchens are on trend right now. ...
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  • Top 5 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

    February 12, 2016
    Winter is among us and so is the biting weather. Don’t let the cold catch you off guard; prepare for the frigid forecasts with these easy-to-follow household tips. Give your home some tender, loving care as we enter the Valentine’s Day weekend, and you won’t regret it when the thermometer dips! Turn Your Ceiling Fan Clockwise Use your ceiling fan around the clock by reversing it to run clockwise ...
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  • Recipes for the Big Game

    February 5, 2016
    Are you excited to have friends and family over for the Big Game? You had better be prepared with everyone’s favorite snacks so you can enjoy cheering on your favorite team to the fullest! The following five game day recipes are sure to be a hit. Just remember to make sure your refrigerator, oven and stove are in good working order before game day arrives. If any of these needs attention, schedule ...
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  • Traditional Caramel Apples

    October 29, 2015
    By Maggie Saint John The crisp air, cooler temperatures, and festivities make fall a beautiful season. When I was young, fall was always synonymous with family. During one of the busiest months of the year, my parents always encouraged, and required family activities on the weekend. Whether it was visiting a pumpkin patch, doing a hayride, or carving jack-o’-lanterns, weekend activities were ...
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  • Freaky Fridge

    October 26, 2015
    What do you think of when you hear the term holidays? For some it’s a time of celebration and decoration predominately Christmas through New Year. For others it’s a year-round festivity. After all there’s National Hat Day in January; Valentine’s Day in February; Saint Patrick’s Day in March; Easter in April… You get the idea. There’s always a time and place to decorate and celebrate. The novice ...
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  • Pumpkin Bread

    October 12, 2015
    By Maggie Saint John While growing up, fall time in my home always meant our house was filled with smells of nutmeg, cinnamon and pumpkin. Since I was young, my mom has always made the most delicious, homemade pumpkin bread. Hopping off the bus every Friday afternoon, I ran threw the back door to find my mom in our kitchen and the pumpkin bread in the oven. This is home. This is fall. There are ...
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  • Labor Day Safety

    September 4, 2015
    Labor Day is a holiday celebrated in the US on the first Monday in September. The purpose of this federal holiday is to commemorate the American labor movement. That’s the official side of Labor Day, but in reality most associate Labor Day as being summer’s last hoorah. This three-day weekend is a chance for folks to bid farewell to the carefree days of summer and usher in hectic school schedules, ...
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  • Treats for July 4th

    July 3, 2015
    A holiday party without festive and fun treats is like peanut butter without jelly. Like macaroni without cheese. Like a movie without popcorn. Like Lucy without Ethel. You get the idea. It’s something you don’t even want to think about. Plain and simple, it’s just not right. The Fourth of July is certainly no exception. You’ve got to have treats that sparkle… treats that wow…treats with pizazz. ...
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  • Cooking for Mom

    May 7, 2015
    There’s just something about Mom. Moms are truly extraordinary people that may not always receive enough appreciation for all that they do. That’s why Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show all the moms in your life just how special they really are. Since Mom is always the one to do the family’s cooking, give her a break this Mother’s Day and cook for her instead! Start her day with a delightful ...
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  • Easy Holiday Cookies

    February 26, 2015
    Sandra Lee is known for her “Semi-Homemade” cooking show on the Food Network. She once said, “Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.” We think Sandra hit a homerun with this statement. There’s just something about a cookie – especially a Christmas cookie – that can bring out the inner cookie monster in anyone. ...
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  • A New Year. A New Me.

    January 5, 2015
    Wow! 2015 has been quite a year so far. We’ve survived monstrous snowstorms, crowned a super bowl winner and celebrated 40 years of Saturday Night Live. And that’s in just two months. But what did YOU do during those two months? Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Nielsen.com compiled a list of the top 10 New Year’s resolutions for 2015 – Stay fit and healthy Lose weight Enjoy life to the ...
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  • Stay Healthy at Holiday Parties

    December 17, 2014
    Oh, don’t you just love this time of year? True, our schedules are unbelievably busy, but intertwined within the hustle and bustle of shopping, parties and get-togethers, there’s the most amazing food imaginable. Most of these seasonal delicacies are once-a-year goodies; so, when you think about it like that, it’s completely ok to overindulge, right? Well, that may not be the best strategy. ...
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  • Cook Like a Pilgrim: No Appliance Recipes

    November 26, 2014
    We recently asked the folks on the Mr. Appliance Facebook page to finish the following sentence: If my microwave stopped working today, I would __________. The results were anything from plug in the crock-pot to simply not eat. Well now, we certainly don’t want someone to stop eating simply because of a modern-day appliance break down. Obviously, if your have an appliance that stops working the ...
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  • 3 Tips for Using Pumpkin Seeds and Guts

    October 26, 2014
    Don’t you just love pumpkins! This time of year pumpkins are everywhere – pumpkin spice latte, fall festivals and everyone’s favorite…jack-o-lanterns. For some, carving a jack-o-lantern is a family tradition. From elaborate designs and intricate cuts to traditional triangle eyes and noses, each jack-o-lantern has a story. But to get to the intriguing spectacle that is the jack-o-lantern you’ve got ...
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  • Fall Into Apple Delight!

    October 26, 2014
    It’s fall! Leaves are changing colors and the weather is getting cooler. That means one thing – apples are ripe. When I was young, fall meant trips to the farm to pick out our own pumpkins and apples. Those were times full of fun and nostalgia. I think that my love of apples comes from those trips. I have always loved apple pie but recently I discovered a new delicious way to enjoy apples that ...
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  • Outdoor Entertaining Mistakes: How to Avoid Them

    July 29, 2014
    Summer’s here and it’s time for outside get togethers with friends and family. Planning an event can be hard, but take our advice to avoid outdoor entertaining mistakes. You certainly don’t want to sacrifice your summertime outdoor lifestyle because of a few preventable mishaps. Watch your weather forecast and be careful to not have your event at the hottest time of the day. Plan for rain, whether ...
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  • Best Hot Dogs in the US

    July 2, 2014
    Happy National Hotdog Month! So, hotdogs have kind of been a big deal for a long time now. Did you know the first hotdog-eating contest was at Nathan’s Famous on Coney Island back on July 5, 1916? The event is still a crowd pleaser 98 years later. As a matter of fact, Joey Chestnut just scarfed down 61 hotdogs in 10 minutes to win his eighth consecutive hotdog-eating contest this past July 4. The ...
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  • 4th of July Grilling Ideas

    July 1, 2014
    Bobby Flay once said, “Grilling takes the formality out of entertaining. Everyone wants to get involved.” Isn’t that what summer is all about – having fun with friends and family without a lot of fancy, formal fluff? When you think of summer don’t you think of a party on the patio, with guests wearing flip-flops and bug spray while eating on Styrofoam plates with plastic utensils? And in order to ...
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  • Cheat Sheet for The Ultimate Mom's Night Out

    May 29, 2014
    Moms, you remember the carefree days of calling up your girlfriends on a whim to meet up for some dinner, cocktails, manicures, pedicures, shopping, and maybe dancing until the early morning hours? Remember when you could really do anything “on a whim?” Now getting together with your girlfriends takes a good month to plan, and sure enough half of you won’t be able to make it because one of your ...
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  • Feeding a Large Family on a Shoestring Budget

    May 23, 2014
    “♫♪ Here’s the story of a lovely lady. Who was bringing up three very lovely girls. All of them had hair of gold…♪♫” Yes Mrs. Brady was bringing up three lovely girls, and also three sons, but she had help! What would she have done without the assistance of Alice, the trustworthy housekeeper, who handled not only the cleaning, but also cooked all the meals. Ann B. Davis played Alice not only in ...
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  • Decorate Easter Eggs with These 5 Ideas

    March 29, 2014
    Hop out of the box with your Easter egg decorating this year and follow these Pinterest-inspired nontraditional techniques. Glue and Glitter Dip your eggs in glue and then roll them around in glitter, beads or sequins. For polka dots, drop dots of glue and then sprinkle glitter. This method also works great with sprinkles. Pretty patterns Using a Sharpie or other fine-pointed writing utensil, draw ...
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  • 5 Ways to Repair Your New Years Resolutions

    January 29, 2014
    Haven’t been awesome about keeping those New Year’s Resolutions this year? Statistics tell us that most of us aren’t. So you’re not alone! At Mr. Appliance®, we believe in maintaining your lifestyle and in working towards improving life for our customers. Maintaining, restarting, or actually starting to make promises, or resolutions, for improving your life is a good thing. But how can you get ...
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  • National Love Your Pet Day

    April 29, 2013
    Chicken Jerky Ingredients: Two to four chicken breasts Instructions: Preheat oven to 200 degrees After removing any excess fat, slice the chicken into 1/8-inch thick strips Bake the strips on a baking sheet two hours (your chicken should be dry and hard) Let it cool and watch your dog go crazy of their jerky! Trail Mix Ingredients: Unseasoned meat pieces Potatoes Assorted fruits and veggies ...
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  • Welcome in the New Year

    April 28, 2013
    New year, new opportunities indicates weekly trips to the gym, carrots instead of candy and an opportunity to break bad habits. How about a resolution that goes beyond 2012 and keeps your children and home safe for years to come? This year, make it a priority to childproof your kitchen and clean beyond the countertops to keep your family happy and healthy all year long. “Your kitchen never gets a ...
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