How to dress your salad AND make sure it doesn’t wilt

A little “insider” trick that keeps your salad from wilting. The fact is, a slightly wilted salad isn’t bad for…

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Conversation Starters: The wonder of Salt Cellars

“Above the Salt” Idea: Entertain guests like a pro with great salt cellars for your table. Do you know someone…

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In Search of the Perfect Coffee Mug

What are the qualities that sets one coffee mug apart from all the others? Ever notice how we collect coffee…

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Essential 5 kitchen knives

The Essential 5: Must-Haves Knives for your Kitchen

Make your kitchen functional and safe with sharp knives that can get the job done! Maybe you’re thinking it’s time…

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Home Entertaining Tip: Create a Great Cheese Board

Make it colorful and fun: alternatives for cheese boards, knives, serving bowls. I have a friend who grew up in…

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Home Entertaining in Style: The best way to build a collection of fine silver and crystal

The secret: estate sales, flea markets, thrift stores. And they’re fun! For some folks, having the perfect set of home…

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Party Etiquette: Which bread plate is mine?

This tip will save you from the embarrassment of grabbing the wrong bread plate (or wine glass) at a formal…

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8 must-have home bar

8 Must-Have Items for your Home Bar

Spare yourself the last-minute run-around – get these 8 handy home bar tools now.    Next to food, drinks are…

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Fran Berger home decor ideas

Upgrade your Coffee Table or Dining Room Table

Make a statement with cool accents and fabulous conversation starters. A lesson I learned from my mother: if it has…

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Entertaining at home with Magnums

How to use Magnums as a centerpiece for your dinner table. Entertaining at home presents a fun challenge for me…

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Give your flowers a reason to SING!

Your Table Top: turn ordinary into extraordinary with unusual flower containers. Don’t you love to wander in a flower garden…

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al fresco dinner ware

The Right Way to Enjoy Al Fresco Dining

Dining outdoors - perfect for longer, warmer nights. Days are getting longer and the nights are warming up – a…

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