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Tips for perfectly grilled vegetables

One of the highlights of the summer season is the incredible bounty of fresh produce, and grilling these vegetables gives them a smoky, delicious dimension. 


Author and mom offers 5 simple tips to get dinner on the table

The challenge working parents face in maintaining work-life balance is often compared to a juggling act. Finding time together, especially on weeknights when family schedules tend to be hectic, is no small task.


How to equip a home kitchen knife collection

Artists know the importance of having the right tools. While innate skill may be at the center of talent, brushes and paints can transform raw ability into something spectacular.
Tools play a significant role in the kitchen as well. Every chef - whether professional or amateur - needs certain tools. For many, that begins with a durable and effective set of knives. Slicing and chopping are an integral component of cooking, and good knives can help make meal prep that much easier.


Host an outdoor movie night

During the golden age of outdoor movie viewing, drive-in-movie theaters were a phenomenon. By the late 1950s, one-third of theaters in America were drive-ins. Over the last 40 years or so, the number of drive-in theaters has declined considerably. It's estimated there are fewer than 400 drive-in movie theaters in the United States today. Those that are still in operation face pressure from traditional theaters as well as people viewing movies and digital screenings at home.


How to set the table for casual and formal gatherings

Hosts have a lot on their plates when planning dinner parties. Choosing the menu is a big responsibility, as is taking steps to ensure guests feel welcome.
One area novice hosts may overlook is how to set a proper table. Eating on the go or quickly between commitments means individuals often grab meals wherever they can, and that rarely leads them to the dining room table. But a properly set table can impress guests and improve the ambiance at a dinner party.