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Football Party Food for Big Fans on Small Budgets

Friends watching a football gameIf you’re hosting a football party at home this season, you probably have a lot on your to-do list: disposable plates, jumbo ice bags, adult beverages, picky-eater drinks, and, “Are there enough seats for everyone?” But perhaps the most important item on your list is FOOD! After all, you’re feeding a big crowd (with linebacker appetites) on a small budget! Don’t lose possession of your good vibes. From kickoff appetizers to overtime desserts, these football party food ideas will fuel your team.Read Story

How to Make a Sofa Bed More Comfortable

Dad and baby taking a nap on a couchAre you visiting grandma for the holidays? If so, you might be looking forward to some comfort food and memory-making. However, one thing you’re not so pumped about is the backache you’ll have after spending a couple of nights on the sleeper sofa! We’ve all been there. That’s why we’ve gathered tips on how you can make a sofa bed mattress more comfortable — whether you’re visiting family or hosting friends from out of town.Read Story

4 Cheap Make-Ahead Snacks for the Whole Family

Parents and daughter dust flour off hands

What do apple slices, baby carrots, and (yawn) boiled eggs have in common? They’re cheap and healthy, but also boring. If you and your family are tired of the same old grub or you want to add variety to the kids’ after school snacks, then check out these four easy make-ahead snack recipes that’ll add spice to your weekly meal prep. These aren’t your average cheap healthy snacks!

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5 Fun Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day with the Whole Family

Three kids sharing cupcakes and corn decorated with patriotic streamers

Memorial Day is an important day for our nation. It marks a time to honor those who gave their lives while serving in the armed forces. For many of us, the day also marks the beginning of summer, making it a perfect weekend to relax with friends and family. Here are a few Memorial Day activities to help you respectfully observe the true meaning behind the holiday, enjoy the freedom that our veterans fought for, and make treasured memories with your loved ones!Read Story

Simple Steps to Host a Holiday Cookie Exchange Party

Holiday cookies

Whether you love to bake or dread it more than the mall parking lot on Christmas Eve, homemade cookies are a central part of the holidays. From traditional frosted sugar cookies and peanut butter blossoms, to ethnic treats like krumkake and biscochitos, everyone expects their favorites to be on hand throughout the season.

This year, rather than spend hours in the kitchen making an endless variety, try hosting a cookie swap. Not only will the exchange cut your cooking time in half — without sacrificing quality or quantity — the gathering of friends may likely become a sweet new holiday tradition. Here’s everything you need to know about hosting a successful cookie party.

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