Scallops – Creamy Lemon Parmesan

01/09/2020 Cooking  No comments

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops are fresh and lightly seasoned, then seared in a creamy, light lemon and parmesan sauce that coats each of the scallops made all in one pan. These scallops are insanely good!

Scallops are an elegant dish that adds so much AMAZING flavor to a dinner. If you love scallops, try this Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon Caper Sauce, Grilled Lemon Garlic Scallops, Garlic Butter Herb Scallops or Honey Garlic Butter Scallops.

Creamy lemon parmesan scallops photo with a spoon.

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops

These scallops are INSANELY DELICIOUS!

So simple to make with loads of flavor.

This creamy lemon parmesan sauce is thick, light, creamy and AMAZING!

Together this combination takes these scallops to the next level.

With simple ingredients, these scallops make a huge impression on family and friends at your next dinner ...

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First-Time Home Buyer’s Complete Guide

01/05/2020 Finance  No comments

First time home buyers in Iceland

Buying a home for the first time can be like walking through a minefield. One wrong decision for the first-time home buyer can be costly, life altering, and downright terrifying.

On top of that, it seems like everything is working against you. A lot of home buying advice is misleading (or downright bad) despite the fact that buying a house is often the biggest financial decision people ever make.

That’s why we want to help.

Below you’ll find all the best advice and tips we have for you to become a first-time home buyer — without losing your shirt in the process.

First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid

Remember: Buying a home is like walking through a minefield. You need to avoid making mistakes — or the consequences will be huge.

Here are a few you should be aware of:

Mistake #1...

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Give Experiences Instead of Stuff This Year

12/14/2019 Health  No comments

Experiences for adults

In the midst of holiday gift giving, should we think about giving experiences rather than gifts? I can’t help but think about the fact that often these well-intentioned gifts eventually lead to more stress, for the giver and the receiver. So much so that over time my husband and I decided to give experiences instead of material gifts as much as we can. After a few years of trial and error, this is now pretty much the norm in our family … and the results are amazing!

Even last minute, an experience gift can be easy to arrange, thoughtful, and rewarding to both giver and receiver...

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Self-Checkouts And Their Detractors

12/12/2019 Finance  No comments


So I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of self-checkouts. Don’t you prefer the human touch? I do. Do you enjoy laboriously placing items on a machine, or kiosk, and following directions from a disembodied voice on how to make a simple transaction? I don’t.

In September, I was forced to think about such matters when two automatic checkout machines were installed in my local CVS store in New Jersey. They appeared one day, replacing two cashier positions out of four. As I stood in line waiting for a human being while glaring at the machines, a cashier I was friendly with beckoned me over to one of the kiosks, where she was assisting people trying to use them. “No way,” I said. “I’m not going to use those things.”

Granted, I’m an elderly shopper with a long-s...

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Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

12/04/2019 Cooking  No comments

These Candy Cane Sugar Cookies are outrageously festive! A soft sugar cookie dough is loaded with crushed candy canes and topped with creamy buttercream making them the most festive Christmas Cookie Recipe ever!

Make sure to try my Classic Cut Out Sugar Cookie Recipe if you want to use your cookie cutters and decorate cookies!

Candy Cane Sugar Cookies with buttercream frosting

Candy Cane Sugar Cookies Are An Easy Christmas Cookie Recipe!

I am completely obsessed with anything that’s creamy-buttery-peppermint. A few years ago I made Buttermint Cookies and they are solidly one of my most favorite Christmas Cookies of all time.

These Candy Cane Sugar Cookies are now a close second! I LOVE sugar cookies so much, and I knew loading them with crushed candy canes would create a peppermint sugar cookie recipe that would be delicious! Of cours...

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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!

As a Reynolds Wrap Ambassador, I’m excited to show you how to use Reynolds Wrap Non-Stick Aluminum Foil...

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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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