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Simple steps toward reducing waste this holiday season

By KATHERINE ROTH Associated Press With concern about climate change growing, this holiday season is a chance to try celebrating in more planet-friendly ways. Simple changes to the way we gift wrap, send cards, decorate and entertain can cut out a lot of waste. (And often save money in the ...

Outdoor decorating trends: natural, cozy, sustainable

Home, as we know, has become more central to many of us during the pandemic, and that means outdoors as well as in. This holiday season, designers and retailers have suggestions for updating window, door and yard decorations. Trends include sustainability, naturalness and coziness. NATURE ...

Salsa verde tacos salvage dry leftover turkey

Thanksgiving leftovers are an easy meal to put on repeat, but the turkey gets drier and drier with each day. The key to salvaging it — other than sandwiches slathered with mayonnaise — is rehydrating it in a flavorful sauce that turns it into a completely different meal. A taco recipe ...

Let’s Cook: Grant, Violet and Popcorn

Nothing is more enticing than the smell of popcorn popping. It attracts many at basketball games, summer theater, the movie theater and fairs. For a good part of my life, I have been popping popcorn, and I have always found it to be enjoyable. I love seeing the smiles when people start munching ...

Gift Spring Blooms for the Holiday

Give the gift of spring this winter to gardeners and non-gardeners alike. A pot of tulips, daffodils or other spring flowering bulbs is sure to brighten a dreary winter day and elevate the recipient’s mood. Spring flowering bulbs need 12 to 15 weeks of temperatures between 35 and 45 ...

Gift ideas for bird watchers, gardeners

Give a gift that provides beauty, entertainment, and health benefits throughout the year. With the recent increase in people gardening and bird watching, what could be more perfect than a gift that supports both interests? Birds visiting feeders, munching on the coneflower seeds in the ...