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Fabulous Fall Flavors: Why Autumn is ideal for gardening, plus timely tips for success

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For any gardener, fall is bittersweet. The exuberance of summer’s bounty has started to fade, while cooler nights and less daylight signal the approach of cold, dark winter. However, there’s still plenty of time to savor some of the garden’s best flavors before you close your door on the season. In fact, now is the perfect time to plant what are collectively known as “cool weather” crops — tasty favorites that thrive in autumn’s chill. Read More »

5 Hacks for Holiday Hosting

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It may feel impossible to fit even more into already jam-packed days, but when the holidays roll around, entertaining and celebrating always find a way. Fortunately, you can find some shortcuts when hosting that offer plenty of festive style while also helping you avoid stressing over every detail. Read More »

Fall Into a Fitness Routine

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Fall is notorious for comfort foods like pumpkin spice lattes and game day nachos. Combine these tempting seasonal staples with darker, shorter days and it can be hard to maintain an active mindset. Despite the enticement to indulge, you can keep your active lifestyle going or even kick off a new fitness regime. Read More »

7 healthy, kid-approved lunchbox ideas

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Kids' school days are packed with learning, laughing and lots of fun. To get the most out their time in class, it's important their bodies and minds are properly fueled. Packing a healthy lunch is on of the easiest ways parents can support their child's education during the day while they can't be there. Healthy foods keep distracting hunger pangs at bay while providing important nutrients to support focus and learning. Read More »

Family, Food & Fun in The Great Smokies!

Summer seems to go by within the blink of an eye and sadly, we don’t always get to relax as much as we would like to. Before worrying about getting back into the school-time routine, your family deserves to have one last getaway before summer comes to a close. What better way to get some quality family time than to make a little trip over to Pigeon Forge, TN? Located along the smoky mountains, Pigeon Forge entices hundreds of thousands tourists each year whether it be for bonding time, delicious food, or endless entertainment. Read More »

Take your family on a Food-cation!

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Everyone knows that one of the best parts of vacation is the food! And it’s a major score when your choice of travel destinations is also the home to really amazing restaurants which is the case with Destin, Florida. Beyond the beauty of the Emerald Green waters, sugar sand beaches and fun activities the whole family will enjoy are some of the best-kept secrets (or maybe not now) of Florida fares. Here is a list of our favorites! Read More »