Christmas Dinner

Now that Thanksgiving is in the past it is time to start thinking about Christmas Dinner. This month I am giving you recipes to help with your whole meal from salad to dessert. You can also choose a couple of ideas to supplement what you normally love to cook. Easy Tossed Salad Ingredients Head of Lettuce 3 Oz. of Oscar Mayer Bacon Bits 8 Oz. of Mild Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 Red Ripe Tomato Wash the head of lettuce, separate the leaves and slice them up into a bowl or colander. Drain any excess water. Add the mild cheddar cheese …

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Net Neutrality Changes

Net neutrality is a hot topic right now due to the prospect of changes being made by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to current net neutrality rules. In 2015 the FCC confirmed the current rules to ensure that all data going through the internet would be treated equally as far as providers were concerned. In general what this means is that no matter how large, or small the organization is the internet service provider (ISP) has to provide equal access to them. With the new changes being discussed of relaxing, or doing away with the rules many people are concerned …

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Winterize Your Home

As winter officially approaches on December 21st the weather is already turning colder in our area. Some have already experienced freezing temperatures, and the daylight hours are getting shorter. Warm weather grasses are not growing in most places so the need regularly to maintain the lawn is over for the season. Now is a great time to winterize your home. One of the very first places you should start is to make sure that your outdoor water pipes are protected against freezing. In the past many people would take cloth and wrap their outside faucets. More recently there are inexpensive …

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Christmas Celebration

December is a time of celebration for many. It often starts early in the month with holiday events, shopping and listening to Christmas music. As the month progresses more time is spent with friends and family while less emphasis is on work except for those who have retail jobs. As Christmas Day approaches children’s excitement grows seemingly by the hour as they ponder what Santa Claus will be bringing them for Christmas. Adults enjoy seeing the excited children and most people look forward to the fantastic meals that typically surround the holiday. Traditions are often revisited such as hanging of …

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New Year’s Financial Resolutions

As 2017 is quickly drawing to a close many people will set New Year’s Resolutions for themselves. These goals will cover a variety of areas such as personal health, hobbies, self-improvement, etc. One area that is sometimes neglected is financial health. A great idea is to set some New Year’s Financial Resolutions. These resolutions should be measurable, reasonably obtainable and sustainable. One of the first places to start is to review your current financial state to help establish a baseline to use in building the challenges. Once total income, expenditures, debt and savings have been determined either by year or …

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