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Meal fit for vegetarian holiday guests

The holiday season is a special time of year when many people choose to spend time with the people they love the most. Gatherings of friends and family occur throughout the holiday season. These gatherings might surround a specific holiday, but even those people with a religious affiliation use the holidays as an opportunity to reconnect with those closest to them.
One of the more common holiday 


What to Do When the Power Goes Out This Winter

Winter might be a wonderland to some, but for those who prefer a warm, sandy beach over a ski slope, winter is no walk in the park.

It's even worse when a winter storm hits and suddenly everything goes dark. Power outages are impossible to predict. When a power outage occurs,


Clever ways to give cash gifts

Whether it's for a couple on their wedding day, a youngster just graduating high school or as a birthday gift to a beloved family member, cash has become an increasingly popular gift in recent years. Once considered impersonal, cash is now a go-to gift for shoppers whose foremost concerns are putting smiles on their loved ones' faces.


Finding a perfect gift for the person who has everything

Holiday shoppers know all too well about the endless and often exhausting search for the perfect holiday gift. Such a search most often surrounds that one stickler on everyone's holiday shopping list, the person who seemingly has it all and annually proves puzzling to shop for.


Starting Car Engine in Winter More Difficult

It's a common problem: A driver goes to his or her car on a cold winter's morning, puts the key in the ignition, only to discover the car engine won't turn over.

Cold weather can wreak havoc on a car's performance. For an engine to start,


Keep the traditions, but ditch the worn-out décor

The holiday countdown is on and it's time to get your house razzle-dazzle ready. But before you do, make sure to check that your lights and decorations are still in good working order after a year in storage. Not only can old decor look worn out, but it also can put you and your family at risk -- which is the last thing anyone wants at this joyous time of year.


Gift Ideas When You're Pressed for Time

The Christmas countdown has begun, and the days will no doubt fly off the calendar like they do every year. Before you know, it's only a few days until the holiday is here.
Those who haven't yet started shopping may feel pressed for time and worry that they will not be able to find gifts for everyone on their


Eco-friendly winter survival tips

The winter season is right around the corner, soon to usher in cold temperatures, snow and ice for many people across the country. There are plenty of people who revel in the idea of frolicking over snow-capped hills or skating on a frozen pond, but many others hope winter passss them by rather quickly.


Holiday Entertaining Simplified Time- and Money-Saving Tips for Holiday Gatherings

The holidays are a season for savoring moments with loved ones shared over delicious foods. Whether you prefer buffet get-togethers or intimate dinners, simplifying the details by planning and prepping as much as possible in advance are surefire ways to save time and money. Here are a few helpful tips to take the stress out of holiday entertaining by keeping it simple and budget-friendly.