Open-Faced Turkey Melts

11/27/2019 Cooking  No comments

Open-Faced Turkey Melts make a quick and easy way to use up your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers.

Open-Faced Turkey Melts make a quick and easy way to use up your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers!

My favorite turkey salad made with cranberries and celery is even better when served open-faced with melted cheese! This hot turkey sandwich is an easy lunch recipe the whole family will love. Serve it with some Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup for dinner!

If you hosted Thanksgiving this year like me, the last thing you probably want to do is wash more pots and pans, especially if it’s melted cheese. Making these easy turkey melts with leftover turkey on a foil-lined baking sheet makes cleanup a breeze!

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Charitable Giving: the Benefits it Gives Us

11/08/2019 Finance  No comments

Many of us use charitable giving to make the world a better place for the next generation. Some people volunteer time and talent. And some are fortunate enough to give through wealth.

Using wealth for good has become a core aspect of the U.S. value system. I’ve seen charitable giving grow steadily over the past several decades. Studies show that since the 1950s, even after adjusting for inflation, charitable giving has grown by 6.5 times.1

I believe when you combine your personal values with wealth management strategies, you create a greater sense of purpose and achieve benefits.

Why do we give? 

Vanguard Charitable conducted a survey years ago on charitable giving...

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Classic Shrimp Cocktail

11/04/2019 Cooking  No comments

Shrimp Cocktail is a classic party appetizer that needs to be at your next gathering! This party favorite is easy to throw together and can be made in advance. 

Shrimp Cocktail

Every holiday party needs Shrimp Cocktail! It’s a simple and delicious appetizer that everyone knows and loves. For more yummy appetizers at your party, try Easy Italian Pinwheels, Avocado Egg Rolls, and Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms.

Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail is a classic that no one can pass up. The good news is that it is so quick and easy to make. I just love that it can be made ahead of time so I’m not making a mess of the kitchen right before guests arrive.

shrimp dipped in cocktail sauce

How to make Shrimp Cocktail

  • Fill a large pot with water and add half an onion, lemon, bay leaves, a little sugar, and salt. Bring it to a boil.
  • Place ice and wat...
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Flu Shot- Nurse Pens Powerful Post

10/11/2019 Health  No comments

Flu Shot-Nurse Pens Powerful Post

By Allison Auldflu shot

Oct. 11, 2019 — “The flu shot is NOT always about you. It’s about protecting those around you, who cannot always protect themselves.”A nurse’s Facebook post is going viral after she penned a powerful statement urging everyone to get a flu shot.Amanda Bitz writes that we shouldn’t just get vaccinated to keep ourselves healthy. Instead, it’s “for the grandparents, whose bodies are not what they used to be, and they just can’t kick an illness in the butt like when they were young. For the 30 year old, with HIV or AIDS, who has a weakened immune system. For the 25-year-old mother of three who has cancer. She has absolutely zero immune system because of chemotherapy...
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James Middleton Proposed to His French Girlfriend With an Elegant Ring

10/07/2019 Fashion  No comments

James Middleton Proposed to His French Girlfriend With an Elegant Ring

Erin Fitzpatrick

James and Alizee

It’s no secret we love the Middleton family. Yes, we cover plenty of the Duchess of Cambridge’s outfits, but we also love her siblings, Pippa and James Middleton. The latter is making news right now because he just proposed to his French girlfriend, Alizee Thevenet with an elegant ring. We cannot wait for their wedding that’s sure to be attended by a slew of royals. Do you remember the impossibly cute photos of Prince George and Princess Charlotte serving as a page boy and flower girl at Pippa’s wedding? Fingers crossed we’ll see a repeat for James’s big day.

James shared the news with a cute Instagram selfie that revealed Thevenet’s bli...

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Beef Stroganoff Made in One Pot

10/05/2019 Cooking  No comments

Beef Stroganoff  has all the delicious flavors you love about this classic comfort food made easier in just ONE pan! Strips of tender beef, soft egg noodles coated in a creamy mushroom sauce and perfect for busy weeknights!

Busy weeknights have me loving these one pot meals! If you love one pot meals like we do try this One Pot Creamy Spinach Mushroom Artichoke Chicken, One Pot Creamy Parmesan Chicken with Mushroom Rice or One Pot Creamy Chicken Mushroom Florentine.

One Pot Beef Stroganoff 

One Pot Beef Stroganoff  by Kelly Kwok

Today I’m bringing an easy, hearty and comforting dinner.

Something we can all use more of during these chilly evenings.

I have this One Pot Beef Stroganoff which is my easy take on the popular classic comfort dish.

It’s made with no cream of mushroom soup and the best part of ...

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Student loans: A recipe to burn them off

10/04/2019 Finance  No comments

Student loans

Like most of my friends, when I graduated from college, I was ready to take on the world and be a force for change. Unfortunately, like most other college graduates, I entered the job market with unpaid student loans. My first student loans bill 6 years ago drove reality home: I was staring at a balance of over $100,000.

I asked myself the same question you’re probably asking yourself right now: “How am I possibly going to pay off these student loans, buy a house, travel the world, and save for retirement?”

After taking a few deep breaths, I calmed down, composed myself, and thought long and hard about how to tackle this dilemma.

The balancing act

Don’t let student debt control you. Many indebted Americans don’t believe they can achieve financial success after starting out so fa...

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Apple Crisp Recipe

09/23/2019 Cooking  One comment

This Easy Apple Crisp recipe is no fail, simple, and ALWAYS a favorite! Sweet, cinnamon apples are topped with a crunchy, buttery, oat crumble topping and baked to perfection! Add a scoop of ice cream to truly make it THE BEST!

Easy Apple Crisp with Ice Cream

Apple Crisp is a dessert recipe that you can make for a crowd or just for your family. It’s perfect for entertaining, holidays, or just a cozy Sunday night. Everyone loves apple crisp, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to make, and it makes your house smell amazing while it’s baking!

I have been on an apple kick recently, sharing both my favorite Apple Pie Recipe and also my Dutch Apple Pie Recipe! I am fully enjoying fall baking and apple season. I haven’t met a person who doesn’t love a classic apple dessert, and this Apple Crisp does not disappoint.

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How I Met My Hero James Garner

09/15/2019 Lifestyle  No comments

A few years ago Hollywood and the golfing world lost one of it’s biggest supporters and stars, and my hero, James Garner, aka Maverick. He was a great actor, a rabidly avid golfer, and by all accounts a genuinely nice guy. He was more than all that to me because he gave me one of, if not the most, cherished memories of my life.

James Garner, my heroIt happened when I was 3 or 4 yrs old so it would have been 1959 or 60 when Garner was riding high on the success of his TV show Maverick. I was probably the biggest fan in the entire world. So much so that I wouldn’t leave the house without my cowboy boots on (no real cowboy would be caught dead without his boots). Maverick was my hero. As it happened he was going to be playing in a celebrity exhibition golf tournament in Kansas City where I’m from...

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Pecan Pie Bars

09/12/2019 Cooking  No comments

Pecan Pie Bars are an unfussy, easy way to enjoy Pecan Pie! A thick buttery shortbread crust topped with sweet filling and crunchy pecans…Pecan Pie you can eat with your hands!

Pecan Pie Bars are an easy fall baking recipe.

Over the last few years I have become a HUGE Pecan Pie fan. It was always a pie option that I overlooked, especially if there were other pie offerings available. I’m not sure if it’s age, or I’ve just come to my senses, but Pecan Pie has become one of my most favorite pie recipes to bake.

Pecan Pie You Can Eat With Your Hands!

You might associate Pecan Pie with Thanksgiving and fall baking. And while that’s true, I have found that Pecan Pie is really a fantastic pie recipe to enjoy all year long, which of course includes these Pecan Pie Squares!

I mean, think about it…there are no true “seasonal” in...

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