Helpful Software Programs for Small Business Owners


No one wants to spend money unnecessarily. A person starting a small business is no different. In fact, anytime one can cut costs while keeping quality, it’s really an investment in that business. Still, many people insist on purchasing brand name software to use for their start-ups. It’s not always necessary. With the variety of… [Continue Reading]

Comfort is Key for Successful Telecomuting

Comfort Key When Working from Home

 While you want to have an atmosphere conducive to getting the job done, few professionals new to the telecommuting scene are interested in spending the cash necessary for a fully-remodeled, at-home office suite right out of the gate. There are certainly a number of budget business strategies for budding entrepreneurs to implement in order… [Continue Reading]

Broken Shed Vodka: Product Review

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Itís no secret Iím always up for reviewing a new spirit brand, and since Iím a vodka fan from way back it was no hardship to test drive a new-to-me brand called Broken Shed. Interested in my first impressions and selected cocktail recipe? a great vodka with the best product recommendations from†,†Read on. With a… [Continue Reading]

40 Fab Eggplant Recipes


If youíre new to plant-based dining or simply love unusual eggplant recipes, this articleís for you. From spicy Caribbean party spreads to an aubergine dessert from the Amalfi Coast, Iíve found 40 fab dishes to please the palette. 1. Spicy Caribbean Spread This Caribbean eggplant spread is spicy, colorful and spreads easily onto toasted bread… [Continue Reading]

50 Fun Rhubarb Recipes for Summer

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Growing up in Maine, rhubarb recipes were all the rage for summer. Stewing, baking and even freezing rhubarb for later use were common activities in many kitchens throughout our neighborhood. From Persian stew and bread pudding to rhubarb daiquiris and poultry stuffing, this giant list of ideas for enjoying rhubarb recipes represents my favorite finds… [Continue Reading]

How to Inexpensively Redecorate a Childís Room

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If you are getting ready to, or are in the process of decorating your kidís room, then you need to read this article. Specifically we’ll discuss inexpensive options and ideas that will delight your kids, and be friendly to your wallet! The Bed If you are setting your children up to share a room, the… [Continue Reading]

Vegan Treats

Vegan Treats

Worried that hopping on the vegan train will leave you without anything fun to eat? This list of vegan treats will put your mind at ease. From baked goods to chocolate milk, here are my top treat picks for managing the vegan transition. Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos These really are scrumptious, and it was great… [Continue Reading]

10 Perfect Picnic Ideas

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It may be an idea you like to enjoy as often as possible during the summer months, but if you donít make any effort to mix up the menu from time to time, having a picnic can start to feel like an idea whose time is long past. Thatís when developing a list of fun… [Continue Reading]

The Big List of Tater Tot Casserole Ideas

Tater Tot Casserole

Most of us have grown up loving these little bits of golden toasty potato goodness that pair with burgers, fish sticks and whatever veggie side dish Mom decides to put on the plate. Yes, Iím talking about Tater Tots. They disappear quickly when served as party snacks and make a fun addition to a work… [Continue Reading]

Product Review: Spring Teas from Kusmi

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While Iíve always been a flavored tea fan, weíve been drinking more and more of it at our house, and saving the French-pressed coffees for the weekend. I know. I never thought it would happen either. We still love our coffee mind you, itís just that for health reasons weíre trying to lean more towards… [Continue Reading]

Breakfast Casseroles

Breakfast Casserole

For sleepy Saturdays, special events and group get togethers, breakfast casseroles provide a reliable go-to option your guests are sure to enjoy. Here are a handful of flavorful options to add to your repertoire. Hearty hash brown breakfast casseroles are a popular choice. Prepared hash browns bring heft and staying power to breakfast casseroles. This… [Continue Reading]

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Vegan Tacos and More

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Knowing that youíll be able to indulge in your favorite comfort foods is a large part of staying successful when youíre in the process of going vegan. So it wonít come as any surprise to those that know me that vegan tacos were high on my priority list when we first started exploring a plant-based… [Continue Reading]

Giant List of Ideas for Gifts in a Jar (More Than 26 Unique Ways to Show You Care!)

Gifts in a Jar

In addition to creative lamps and simple blender drinks, one of the most popular uses for canning jars is to use them to house homemade gifts. Gifts in a jar are affordable, thoughtful and a great activity for the kiddos to be involved in. In short, they are incredibly useful when trying to be generous… [Continue Reading]

Cookbook Review: Cookielicious


For cookie enthusiasts everywhere looking for a diverse recipe resource, comes the title Cookielicious. A collection of favored cookie recipes assembled by St. Petersburg Times food editor Janet K. Keeler, this book offers a wide range of confections suitable for nearly every occasion. The recipe list includes everything from gingerbread bars and chocolate biscotti to… [Continue Reading]

How to Enjoy Savory Pancakes for Dinner

Korean Pancakes

When youíre out of time and need something quick and kid-friendly to put on the table, enjoying savory pancakes for dinner is a great way to go. Here are some of my favorite ways to put pancakes on the table with a suppertime spin. Consider Korean These kimchee pancakes from the New York Times make… [Continue Reading]