Deb Hofland

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How To Work Only 40 Hours A Week This Year

If you plan your day well, 40 hours should be enough time to get your job done.<p>It’s no secret that most Americans work more than 40 hours a week, but are those extra hours necessary? “So many people say, ‘I have to do this,’ but they might just be putting those expectations on themselves,” says …

Gardening 101: Thistle

Thistle, <i>Cynara, Cirsium, Carduus, Echinops, Onopordum: “</i>Spiky Cousins”<p>It is easy to see why thistles, their foliage bristling with tiny spikes, …

10 Outstanding Front-Yard Edible Gardens

Cottage-style edibles<p>This Bay Area garden designed by Pine House Edible Gardens paves the way to the front door with bountiful garden beds. Lined …

Gardening

8 Kitchen Design Trends to Look Out for in 2017

2017 is promising to be an exciting year. From automation to new lighting solutions to an ever-increasing focus on functionality, check out what's in store for kitchen designs.<p>2017 is just around the corner. As you decorate your Christmas tree and make a mental note of all the things you want to …

Interior Design

How to Modernize Your Outdated Kitchen

Whether your kitchen is a true fixer-upper from decades ago or your once-trendy laminate countertop and linoleum flooring fell out of style fast, it …

Kitchens

Baileys Chocolate Cupcakes

December 19, 2016<p>posted by <i>Lindsay</i><p>These <b>Baileys Chocolate Cupcakes</b> are made with a moist chocolate cupcake, Baileys chocolate ganache filling and …

Wild Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie with Potato-Chestnut Topping

Star chef Grant Achatz swaps in mushrooms for the usual meat and adds woodsy chestnuts to the potato topping in his vegetarian take on shepherd’s …

Meat Free Mondays - 7 Recipes for the Week Ahead (19 December 2016)

Ahhhhhhhhhh! Only a few days until Christmas and I have so, so much to do. I've just about finished my Christmas shopping. I have a few bits and …

Cooking

Best Party Appetizer Recipes

Start your party off right with these party food ideas and easy appetizer recipes for dips, spreads, finger foods, and appetizers.<p>Start the party off …

Drink Recipes: How to Make a Santa's Little Helper Cocktail

This is the real secret to Santa's success. (And you thought it was milk and cookies.)<p>We could all use some extra help around the holidays. Follow in …

10 International Recipes for Traditional Holiday Desserts

Few traditions are as enduring as holiday foods, especially desserts. Your grandfather’s Bing Crosby Christmas carols might have given way to Mariah …

This cheesy bacon and potato casserole is a deliciously simple holiday side

Looking for a mouth-watering side dish for the family holiday dinner, but short on recipes? Don't worry, North by Northwest's savoury holiday recipe …

27 Kitchen Products That Sound Almost Too Good To Be True

From your kitchen gadget fairy godmothers.

The holiday recipes each state Googles more than anywhere else

This holiday season, families across the United States will gather to enjoy special meals together.<p>But the dishes eaten during those meals can vary depending on where you live.<p>To get a fuller picture of Americans' favorite holiday recipes, Business Insider consulted Google. Looking at search data …

This might be the most well-designed lunchbox ever — here's what it's like

Featuring 140 recipes by Prepd Pack's chefs, the app suggests lunch recipes and syncs their nutritional values with the health app included in your phone.<p>Place and Matters launched the Prepd Pack on Kickstarter and Indiegogo in early 2016.<p>Nearly a year later, it has garnered approximately 40,000 …

Healthy Eating

These Easy Slow-Cooker Recipes Make Weeknight Cooking a Cinch

By the end of the year, even the simplest tasks can start to feel like a chore. As holiday deadlines reach a fever pitch, daylight hours shorten, and …