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How to Harvest and Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin and seeds and pumpkins

With Halloween just around the corner, pumpkins are about to be in the spotlight again. When everyone is focused on carving the most terrifying decorations out of their pumpkins, what’s inside the pumpkin is often tossed aside and forgotten, or composted. This year, why not make a delicious and nutritious snack out of those gooey …

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Expandable Hoses: Do they Really Work and Are They Worth It?

expandable hose on deck

Traditional hoses are bulky, and they can get heavy if you don’t drain all the water when you’re done. Dragging them around the yard is not exactly fun, and a kink in the water hose will bring everything to a stop. Luckily, there’s a solution. An expandable garden hose is kink-free, it shrinks to a fraction of …

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How to Keep My Pumpkin from Rotting

Pumpkin on a stump

It’s coming up to that time of the year again. Fall colors, pumpkin spiced lattes, and jack-o-lanterns! Pumpkins transform from tasty vegetables into spooky decorations. Many of us will spend some quality time with friends and family carving out decorative pumpkins for Halloween. The problem with using fresh vegetables for decorations is that they don’t …

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21 Amazing Blueberry Recipes

Blueberries in a white bowl

Blueberries are a powerhouse in the kitchen. These delicious little berries add a burst of sweet flavor wherever they’re used. It’s a guilt-free indulgence too, since they’re a well-known antioxidant superfood. I don’t know about you, but I can’t resist a meal that has blueberries, no matter for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. Where I …

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Do Motion Sensor Lights Save on Energy?

Many hanging light fixtures

Motion sensor lights are a fantastic solution for outdoor lighting. They light up the area when you’re there, and you don’t have to worry about leaving lights on when you are not using them. The question is, though, are they actually energy-saving? Does the extra technology necessary for a motion-activated light use up more energy …

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Grilled Pizza: The Best Accessories to Cook Pizza on the Grill

Pizza in an oven

Everyone loves grilling and pizza, but did you know you can have a grilled pizza? That’s right, a pizza fresh off the grill is soon to be your new favorite meal. Grilled pizza should definitely be added to your camping recipes. To get it right, and have delicious, hassle-free pizzas fresh off the grill, you’re going …

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Asphalt vs Concrete Driveway: Which is Better?

concrete driveway

Your driveway is one of the first things people see when they pull up to your house. Since first impressions last, it stands to reason that driveways have a major effect on your house’s curb appeal. Whether you’re updating your driveway to impress your neighbors, your in-laws, or your estate agent, there are a few …

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