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Tip of the Week – Visit Raleigh’s 26th Annual International Festival

The Raleigh Convention Center will play host to the 26th  Annual International Festival of Raleigh September 30 – October 2, 2011.  The festival is a 3-day celebration of music, food and culture from around the globe. In  addition to more … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Collect Box Tops for Education

This week’s tip is geared toward all of you who have school-age children and want to help raise money for their schools. Box Tops for Education has helped America’s schools earn more than $400 million since 1996. You can earn … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Start a Food or Drink Tradition

This week’s tip is to start a new food and/or drink tradition. Most of us have a family holiday stand-by – whether it’s chile on Christmas Eve or corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day – you get the point. My suggestion … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Pesto – Presto!

It is so easy to grow basil, as long as it gets enough sunlight. For the past several years I’ve grown it in containers instead of planting  it directly in the ground and it has done quite well. I like … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week: Bake Your Bacon

When I’m cooking a big batch of bacon, I find it is much easier to bake it instead of frying it in a skillet or zapping it in a microwave. If you bake it, you don’t have to worry about … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

With Hurricane Irene heading toward North Carolina, this week’s tip is about being prepared when disaster strikes. Do you have enough food and water for your family and pets in case of emergencies such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, ice storms, etc.? … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Take Advantage of Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week

Downtown Raleigh has seen such a revival in the past decade or so with so many new and great restauants. Next week (Aug. 22-Aug. 28) you can check out some of them during Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week.

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Tip of the Week – Add Some Spice to Your Life

I’ve recently discovered two stores in Raleigh (both are part of small chains that specialize in spices and herbs) and I could not be more thrilled! It is so important to use the best possible ingredients whenever you are cooking and … Continue reading

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Tip of The Week – Win a $25.00 Visa Gift Card!

For this week’s tip, I am shouting out to my readers to tell me where to get the best burger in Raleigh or Durham. All of you who make recommendations in the comment section below will be entered into a drawing … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Save Time With Store-bought Salads

As much as I love to tinker around in the kitchen, sometimes it’s just easier and quicker to buy food that is already prepared. And when I’m not eating meat that usually translates into purchasing store-made salads. I’m not talking about … Continue reading

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