Southwest Bean Salad

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This Southwest Bean Salad is the perfect side dish for barbecues, pot lucks, picnics, and even Sunday suppers. It has a deliciously light flavor to balance heavier items on the table.  I love it when healthy meets tasty! Pair it with ribs, hot dogs, or even meatloaf for a summer side that packs a punch of ...

Sports Laundry Hacks

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There's absolutely NOTHING I would rather be doing on a bright spring day than my family's massive mounds of laundry! Said no one ever. Laundry. That word brings to mind images of piles of dirty, smelly, sweat, grass, and food stained blechness. While we might dread laundry day (or laundry week, if your house is ...

Celebrating the American Soldier #WorkforceStories

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When I was about 6 or 7, my twin brothers graduated from high school. Mom was super emotional that night, and I just put it off to her being so proud of their accomplishment. As it turned out, she had gotten news from the boys the rest of us were unaware of. What the twins ...

Camp Invention Summer Camps #thinkmakecreate #giveaway

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Summer is coming really fast and many of us are planning the kids' activities for those many weeks off.  My kids are typically with me all day, but we do like to do some camp time for them just for a change of scenery and some different fun.  This year, the kids are super excited ...

Kitchen Cleaning Hacks #ThisIsHowIClean

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Life with kids can get pretty messy sometimes. Heck, life in general is messy sometimes. But with these easy cleaning hacks from Clorox, you'll be done picking up one mess just in time to catch the next one rolling in!   Kitchen Cleaning Hacks To Keep Life Easy and Fun Life with kids is always interesting. Never boring, ...

Treat yourself with your tax return #TreatYourself #StraightTalkTesters

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It’s tax time- and that means for many of us, TAX RETURNS! Not always easy to know what to do with $3229 (the average US tax refund amount). Our friends at Straight Talk know how important it is to families to get the most bang for their buck and optimize those returns...they sent me a ...

Celebrate Spring Snoopy Style

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Happy Spring!! It finally is starting to look a little bit like spring may make an arrival here in Connecticut soon. Most of the snow is even melted at long last... Snoopy = Spring! Celebrate the end of cold weather (if you had any—looking at you, Californians!) with a perfect Peanuts springtime package. The ...

Korean Beef & Broccoli

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I love the flavor of Korean Beef and have been making a recipe using ground beef instead of sliced sirloin for awhile, but I decided to take it up a notch by adding broccoli to it to combine tow of my favorite dishes - Beef & Broccoli and Korean Beef. This meal is fast, easy, and tastes ...

Tahini Hummus

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It's only been recently that I've come to appreciate the awesome that is hummus.  Now that I've started, I want to explore it all. The world of hummus.  How, you ask, did this come to be? To start, I never actually liked hummus before. But I'd never really tried homemade hummus and then I was ...

Five Tips to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

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When I was in the workforce, the office I worked in was getting a facelift. We had construction crews in and out all day for several days. One day at lunch, I went to grab my purse from my file cabinet and it was gone. My stomach dropped because I knew the trouble I was ...