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Best Wine for Thanksgiving? Don’t sweat it!

Posted on: November 18, 2018

Turkey with wine

I love wine, and I’m hoping that if you’re reading this, you do, too.

For many years, I’ve asked read articles, searched the web and asked the experts for advice, seeking to answer the question, ‘hat’s the best wine for Thanksgiving?’

I’ve encountered two problems with this. First, the typical Thanksgiving meal consists of a wide variety of divergent tastes. Turkey, ham, roast beef, sweet potatoes and cranberries, together can pose a pairing challenge.

Along with ethnic or regional favorites, lumpia, raviolis, tomales, my wife’s outstanding Cajun cornbread stuffing, etc., and it’s enough to drive a wine snob mad.

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Filed under: Food & Drink

7 Steps For Protecting Your Home and Your Family From Wintertime Hazards

Posted on: November 12, 2018

7 steps

With our weather finally cooling off, it’s a good time to think about protecting yourself and your home as we settle in for winter. Guest blogger Paul Denkin, of DadKnowsDIY.com tells us how, with the following tips:

Your home is a safe haven from the cares and worries of the outside world. That’s one reason why you love it. But did you know that many of the dangers you fear most can occur while you’re sitting inside your house? In this post, we’ll look at six ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from these home-based hazards.

Step #1: Clean That Creosote Creosote is a smelly, sticky compound that builds up in your chimney like plaque in your arteries. Ignoring this dangerous substance can cause chimney fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and other deadly issues. The only way to eliminate this ticking time bomb is to call a professional chimney sweeper. So-called “creosote cleaning fire logs” have only a minimal effect. Never rely on them to safeguard you from this hazard.

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