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How-To Get Fun Yet Sophisticated Nails for Fall



Last week I found myself standing at the Estee Lauder counter at our local Macy’s. As I waited my turn I was drawn to the new nail colors they had displayed on the sales counter. I particularly loved the deep purple color but I couldn’t imagine myself wearing such a deep rich, non-traditional color over my whole nails. Well imagine my surprise when Estee Lauder sent me an email yesterday with this great technique that uses those very same colors! I still don’t know that I would ever wear green, to me it makes me think moldy, but I can imagine using the pretty neutral gold with the deep purple I love! They even supplied the video below!

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Enter to Win an iPad in the iPad-a-Day Giveaway!

Who doesn’t want an iPad? Wouldn’t it be great to send your student back to college with one too? Now through August 9th (that means they have 3 more iPads to give away as of this writing) you can enter to WIN an iPad with nothing more than your email address! Of course you’re going to want to give them your home address when you win…

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How to Tell How Much Propane is Left in Your Grill’s Tank

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Photo courtesy of Chow

There is absolutely nothing worse than having all your hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks or chicken on your barbecue grill and running out of gas! So how can you tell how much propane is left in that big white tank? Since it’s opaque you cannot tell by just looking but Chow has a great video that shows us a simple way to know ahead of time whether or not you need to have your tank refilled.

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Zucchini Boats with Mozzarella and Tomatoes [Recipe]


My neighbor Tim down the street has an amazing garden! I love that he tends it and I get to reap some of the rewards! They cannot possibly eat all the zucchini they harvest so he’s always calling asking if I would take some off his hands… and I have NEVER said no!

Last night we ate late and I decided to clean out the fridge at the same time… that means I used up lots of little leftovers… and I made my Zucchini Boats with Mozzarella and Tomatoes. They are simple to make and you can use all sorts of stuff you find in the fridge to stuff it! Heck you don’t even HAVE to use Mozzarella or Tomatoes! You can substitute Yellow Summer Squash for the zucchini! It’s a very forgiving and versatile recipe so have fun with it!

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How To Keep Cilantro Fresh Longer


I’ve been busy, as you can see in the Corn, Watermelon and Summer Salsa articles, making all sorts of salsas! One constant in most salsa recipes is the cilantro herb. Herbs are not cheap nowadays so I am always trying to keep them as fresh as I can for as long as I can.

So how do I keep my cilantro fresh and ready to use for my salsa recipes?

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