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From easy appetizers to decadent desserts, these holiday dinner recipes will help you create a delicious and appetizing spread with something for everyone.

Of course, the holidays are all about catching up with family and friends—but they’re also a great excuse to whip out your favorite recipes and throw a big dinner party. These recipes are designed to wow the crowd—and might even become a new holiday tradition around your house.

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Pear & Camembert Crostini

Up your appetizer game with this fruit-topped cheese crostini recipe. Warm preserves give the pears a shiny glaze and prevent them from browning.

Makes: 12 servings

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

To Make Ahead: Refrigerate cooled crostini (Steps 1-2) airtight

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One of our favorite holidays is coming up, and that just so happens to be Easter! Easter can be one of the best holidays of the year, due in large part to the various recipes and treats to make. Even better: these treats are enjoyed by both adults and kids alike, for an all-around family-friendly gathering.

Here, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite recipes that are perfect for the upcoming Easter celebrations:

  • Rabbit Bunny Buns
  • Easter Pretzel Chick
  • Easy Carrots & Dirt Pudding Cups
  • Homemade Jell-O Eggs
  • Easter Bunny Mocktails
  • Mini Egg Explosion Cupcakes

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To buy a home, or to not buy a home. It’s a common debate for many people. There’s no denying that renting is basically paying for someone else’s monthly mortgage without receiving any equity from the property, but that does not always mean that buying a home is the better option for each individual. Everyone’s situation is different, and home buying can be expensive. People’s lifestyles also change and their motives for wanting to buy a house are just as varied. Determining whether or not it’s worth buying a home has a lot to do with individual specifics. It’s highly recommended to speak with a real estate agent who can give you detailed real estate advice based on the information you provide. However, the general costs and rewards of home buying can

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No one enjoys spending more time than absolutely necessary on cleaning. These cleaning shortcuts will show you how to get the satisfaction of a clean house without spending all day achieving it.

  • Map a Cleaning Route
  • Break up Chores
  • When to Hire a Professional
  • In the Kitchen
  • In the Bathroom
  • Use a Basket
  • Two-person Household

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Bask in the comfort and tranquility of a pool or spa—right in the comfort of your backyard.

There’s nothing better than simply stepping outside your back door to take a quick dip in a pool or soak for a while in a spa. These homeowners have created luxurious home retreats by using good design principles in their vision for integrating a private pool or spa into their daily lives. These outdoor jacuzzi design ideas might also be just the thing to attract a potential buyer to sit down and stay a while.

  • Wooded Refuge
  • Say “ahhhh…”
  • Contemporary cool-off
  • Clever Curves
  • Jump in
  • Swim with a view
  • Time for a swim
  • Pool repose

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After the big move, and when you finally feel settled in and are (mostly) unpacked, it’s time to explore places to go and things to do in your new hometown.  If you’re like most pet parents, you’ll want to include your furry family member in these new adventures.

Here are suggestions for finding pet friendly places and things to do as you explore the new place you call home!

Pet Friendly Restaurants & Breweries

Many restaurants with outdoor seating areas allow dogs to dine with their people.  From coffee shops and snack shacks to pubs and fine dining establishments — there are pet friendly eateries for any budget and any palate!

Dog Friendly Beaches

Running, splashing and kicking up the sand are some of the best ways to get your pooch

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You may not think of renovating your kitchen in white as being a bold move. But this homeowner proves that going with classic white is far from humdrum. See how pairing dramatic elements with an otherwise conservative wall color can elevate a room from ordinary to spectacular, and use our tips to transform your own kitchen into a room that will demand attention from your guests and prospective buyers alike.

By Kelly Eagle

  • Create Layers of Luxury
  • Incorporate Mirrored Elements
  • Add Sparkle & Shine
  • Utilize Streamlined Materials
  • Maximize Storage & Style
  • Try an Eye-Catching Faucet
  • Include Warm Wood Accents
  • Consider Double-Duty Cabinets
  • Work to Banish Clutter

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Turn your own home into a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day—or any day—with our tips and ideas to warm up every room and create cozy, inviting spaces throughout your house.

  • Romantic Getaway
  • Concrete Love
  • Escape into the Suds
  • Drapes of Love
  • Romantic Glow
  • Enveloped in Comfort
  • Colors of Passion

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Your workspace holds an abundance of power. It’s a place where you perfect your expertise; produce work of excellence; channel inner creativity and ultimately, complete a task of passion. However, if you feel this doesn’t apply to you and your workspace consists of nothing more than a desk and chair, then there’s no better time to sit down and take a read. Your workspace should inspire you to put forth your best effort to complete a masterpiece of your craft. Whether it’s an area to perfect some Pinterest-worthy DIY projects, write an important paper or finish up on work you didn’t complete during the day, your workspace should always be more than just a desk and a chair. Here are some office ideas that will inspire you well throughout the day.

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Add an attractive, comfortable bedroom to the basement to welcome guests or accommodate a growing family.

The basement can be one of the best rooms in the house for a teenager, aging parent or long-term guest—if you pay a little attention to some of its unique characteristics when planning it out. Some interior design rules apply when it comes to basement renovations; get some inspiration from these cozy, comfortable basement bedrooms that prove there’s plenty of style to be found below ground. (It can also boost your home price, as most potential buyers would far prefer a finished room over a dank basement.)

1. Create coziness with color

2. Insulate overhead to muffle sound

3. Create cottage style in a walk-out basement

4. Warm a basement with color

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